Pencil Holder

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Project by KnickKnack posted 07-07-2009 04:57 PM 2021 views 7 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I thought I’d try my hand at something small for a change, and my pencil kept rolling off the desk, so I came up with this idea.
I usually make big things, as you know, and there were new challenges here – how do you hold a strip of wood less than an inch wide while you route at it etc? Still – sanding time was measured in minutes rather than days, so that’s a bonus.
In the cosmic scheme of things it didn’t come out too badly, and, as you can see, it does hold a pencil ok!
The last picture is before the finish (thin varnish) was applied – I’d much rather it had stayed like that, but I’m fairly sure the “pure white” is the dust that would have gone away anyway.
Base is oak, columns ash, sides I found on the dump, I think ash too.


-- "Do not speak – unless it improves on silence." --- "Following the rules and protecting the regulations is binding oneself without rope."

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#1 posted 07-07-2009 05:24 PM

I never thought a pencil holder could be cool but this is way cool.well done

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#2 posted 07-08-2009 02:26 AM

Nice small box and great use of scraps!

Keep it up.


-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!

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#3 posted 07-08-2009 04:54 PM

I like it. I’m also sticking to the smaller things. Can spend more time on the stool at the workbench.

-- Dudley Young USN Retired. Sebastian, Fl.

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#4 posted 07-09-2009 03:51 AM

Nice small project, I like the design you used.


-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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