Many people like the simplicity and feel of wooden pencils when writing, but what to do with all of those wasted shavings from sharpening? You can save those wooden shavings and use them as an excellent kindling for starting fires in your fireplace, fire pit or backyard grill. And check the electric pencil sharpeners at your office; these often hold a large amount of shavings that end up going straight to the wastebasket. Save them and bring them home to use as instant fire-starters.
ANDREWS MCMEEL SYNDICATION