Magnetic pencil holder for my larger tools.

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Project by Paul posted 01-23-2015 02:15 AM 1897 views 4 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

After my pencil rolled off my table saw for the 4th time in under 30 minutes breaking the tip, enough was enough. Used a small red oak scrap drilled 4 pencil sized holes, threw 2 magnets on it, a coat of shellac and called it finished.

Placed it on the left side of my table saw rail. Its low enough that sheet goods will pass over the top, and now it will not roll onto the floor.

Funny how things get done when your just fed up with how things currently are in your shop.


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#1 posted 01-23-2015 06:49 AM

Smart. Yeah I’ve done that a lot lately, get mad at something that I didn’t like about my shop and fix it then wish I’d done it a long time ago.

-- Rick M,

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Tom Godfrey

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#2 posted 01-23-2015 09:35 AM

Great idea. Think I will make some of those for my equipment.
Thanks for sharing

-- Tom Godfrey Landrum South Carolina (

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#3 posted 01-23-2015 06:10 PM

Good idea but I doubt it will help me.
Pencils and screwdrivers seem to disappear all the time in my shop. They all have a place but don’t seem to go their on their own. LOL

-- Les B, Oregon

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#4 posted 01-23-2015 07:16 PM

Yes my thumbs up too.I am all for organisation in the shop.Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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#5 posted 01-23-2015 08:40 PM

Great minds think alike .. I use a small wire basket hung a bit lower than the table top, holds pencils, arbor wrench, small tri square and misc. the sawdust falls thru.

-- Grumpy old guy, and lookin' good Doin' it. ... Surprise Az.

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