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whats the best way to sharpen a knex rod?

i want to sharpen a knex rod but it never ends up looking like for example gorkems rod in his video i tried sanding it down with a gear box and a drill to make it spin fast but the rod melts when it spins to fast so how can i sharpen a knex rod more effectivley


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shieldsam (author)2010-12-18

use a lathe. extra fine, precision super-sharp rods.

knexinventer (author)2010-11-11

pencil sharpener

shieldsam (author)2010-10-07

use a rough file

Prranavan (author)2010-01-22

i use pencil sharpener but i need to get an electric one coz pencil sharpeners do the job but it hurts ur hand a lot

~KGB~ (author)2010-01-04

pencil sharpner!

An Villain (author)2009-08-12

first i pencil-sharpen it (electrical not manual, manual sharpeners just aren't the right design, the blades may break) then i place it in a drill and spin it while grinding the head on a crank grindstone to get the pointy tip, it is very sharp and dangerous, have fun!

nutty guy (author)2009-08-05

me I use a sharpener to start because if you just use the sharpener you will make it blunt then I carve away with a knife to make it sharp and when the rod gets blunt I re sharpen it with knife but be careful

knexsniper1 (author)2009-08-03

i sharpen the knex rods in several ways. 1. use a pencil sharpener, the electric kind work better 2. use a filer for nails to erode the edges 3. use sandpaper 4 use an exacto-knife 5. very dangerous, (not reccomended) use an actual knife. hope this helps :) - Ksp

DJ Radio (author)2009-08-02

pencil sharpener is better than using a knife, the point is sharper, and its safer.

Killer~SafeCracker (author)2009-07-31

There are several different ways. I use a pencil sharpener but I have a few that are done on a grinder (they turn out like gorkems). I have also used a sharp knife and a file. I wouldn't use the knife because they are not as safe and the pencil sharpener worked better. So in the end I would use a grinder, file, or pencil sharpener. Hope this helps. K~SC

Yerboogieman (author)2009-07-31

Pencil sharpener or Utility knife.

lemonie (author)2009-07-31

Use a sharp knife, like you were sharpening a pencil. It's a bit of a skill, but it's not that hard to learn. L