Pencil Holders (ala The Wood Whisperer)

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Project by TheDane posted 11-04-2008 02:49 AM 2114 views 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These are based on an episode of The Wood Whisperer ( ... made them for Christmas gifts.

The bases are from a scrap walnut I picked up on the cheap at Amana Furniture in the Amana Colonies. The top sections are re-sawn maple I picked up at a going-out-ofbusiness sale at a nearby millwork shop. The finish is orange shellac I bought in dry form and mixed with de-natured alcohol.

Actually, two TWW episodes dealt with projects like this: #31 and #32.

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"

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#1 posted 11-04-2008 03:38 AM

Nice! Everyone should really appreciate these!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#2 posted 11-04-2008 03:48 AM

those look great, nice work.
I’ve got these selected as an option for a project with my kids.

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#3 posted 11-04-2008 10:19 AM

They look great!

Thanks for the post


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#4 posted 11-04-2008 11:58 AM

Very nice. I like working with shellac.

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#5 posted 11-04-2008 06:25 PM

This was my first experience with home-brew shellac. I mixed a 2-pound cut (using Hock Finishes Dewaxed Orange). I was blown away by the fast drying time … barely had time to wipe on a coat before it got tacky.

In the future, I think I’ll go to a 1-pound cut to gve me a little more application time.

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"

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#6 posted 10-04-2012 09:50 PM

Nice job on the pencil holders!

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