Thanks to technology and word processors like Microsoft Word and Google Docs, the need to actually write out essays and articles with a pen and paper is no longer as prevalent as it once was. Let’s not forget the use of pencils either which right now seems largely limited to children, teens taking exams, and professionals like artists, graphic designers, architects, and so on.

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If you are a heavy pencil user, there is a good chance you own several pencils and you might even own a sharpener or two, but we have to ask, is it as cool as this gas-powered sharpener? DIY-er Mike Moyer was recently given a broken down RC car which he then took apart and used its engine to help power a pencil sharpener.

Considering that it actually requires gas for it to work, the end results are pretty spectacular. We know that there are plenty of electric pencil sharpeners out there, but we doubt that they are able to sharpen pencils as ferociously or as fast as Moyer’s contraption, or look or sound as cool doing it either.

It is a rather unnecessary creation but hey, if you’re all about DIY and putting together weird Frankenstein-like contraptions, then this could be worth checking out. Now Moyer doesn’t actually share the instructions but if you are so inclined, you could probably roughly figure out how to piece one together, at your own risk of course.

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