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Project by aaronmolloy posted 2142 days ago 1390 views 2 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I decided to make a prototype of the wood whisperer pencil holders before I made a big batch of them before christmas. I used mahogony for the base and sitka spruce for the sides. I finished it with a coat of poly. In the pictures there is only one coat of poly. I hope to make the next buch the same and if you have any tips or ideas please let me know. I cut the miters for the sides using my 45 degrees chamfer bit on my router table with some assistance from the fence.

-- A. Molloy





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EricW

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#1 posted 2142 days ago

looks good. i hate to be negative, but im not sure about the spruce. it looks a bit like pine?
maybe its just my personal taste.

good design

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Wingstress

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#2 posted 2142 days ago

I tend to agree with EricW. If you want to use the spruce, perhaps you could do a small/thin mahogany rim around the top. I think a little more color up on top will help tie in the base and complete the project.

Let us know how it all turns out…

-- Tom, Simsbury, CT

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Broda

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#3 posted 2142 days ago

yes, the spruce really does look like pine, not saying theres anything wrong with pine (I do alot of projects with pine because thats all i can aford)
but when i dont like the colour, i just stain it and it comes out nicely

-- BRODY. NSW AUSTRALIA -arguments with turnings are rarely productive-

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aaronmolloy

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#4 posted 2141 days ago

Yeah im sure that sitka spruce is proberly a posh name for pine and i might glue up a pine and mahogony panel for the sides to add a bit of colour

-- A. Molloy

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