Watch as expert pencil sharpener David Rees starts off with a small tutorial on sharpening a pencil. Yes, sharpening pencils is an art. The video “How to Sharpen Pencils” takes the viewer through a tutorial on how to sharpen a pencil like a gentleman or a lady, not in the least using modern peasant-like tools as exemplified by pencil sharpeners. You could order a newly sharpened pencil through Rees’ website, but the inventory is all sold out till 2014. There is always a book that could come in handy to learn the skill of pencil sharpening.