Kids Christmas project for Teachers

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Project by DrDirt posted 12-17-2009 09:08 AM 2138 views 9 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Have kids in first third and fifth grades, so we made pencil holders for their teachers. Each one got to spend some time at the drill press with assorted forstner bits, and sanding.
The hourglass shape was just on my bandsaw.
Walnut and maple scraps finished in waterlox original.

-- I don't trust trees. They're kinda shady

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#1 posted 12-17-2009 11:57 AM

Great idea and very useful gift for a teacher!

-- Joanne, New York,

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#2 posted 12-17-2009 12:43 PM

What a great idea for the kids to help with! What was the sizes? I think I will have to do one with my buddy’s son. Thx Very cool.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#3 posted 12-17-2009 04:59 PM

I bet you and your kids had a blast! They look great!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#4 posted 12-17-2009 05:01 PM

Great Job

-- Jim, Kentucky

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#5 posted 12-17-2009 05:43 PM

Very fancy pencil holder good job

-- Custom furniture

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#6 posted 12-17-2009 06:13 PM

Looks good. Projects with the kids are always best. Satisfaction at several levels.

-- If you don't have time to do it right, do you have time to do it twice?

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#7 posted 12-17-2009 07:05 PM

Great idea, nicely done.

-- Z, Rockwall, TX

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#8 posted 12-17-2009 09:13 PM

Super idea and great project for the kids. BZ

-- Dudley Young USN Retired. Sebastian, Fl.

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#9 posted 12-17-2009 09:51 PM

Thanks guys -Ken these are about 6 1/2 inches wide and 5 inches tall and 2 3/4 deep Used forstner blades from the set – so my largest was 1 3/8 the hold in the center is 1 inch and the 4 smaller holes were 3/4.

Thanks for checking it out.

-- I don't trust trees. They're kinda shady

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#10 posted 12-17-2009 10:49 PM

Slick idea. Nice work. I like the use of contrasting woods.

-- Tim from Iowa City, IA

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#11 posted 12-19-2009 12:03 AM

At first glance, the first pic looks like double barrel flasks…..but this couldn’t be for a teacher!!!

After enlarging…..they became some really nice pencil holders…....its great that your getting your young’uns involved in woodworking at an early age plus the participation in the project gives them a sense accomplishment and ownership.

Very nice, unique gifts for the teachers. Great job!

-- Doug, New Mexico.......the only stupid question is one that is never asked!........don't fix it, if it ain't broke!

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#12 posted 12-27-2009 02:03 AM

Hey Kidd -
Depends on how rowdy the class is and how rankled the teacher is by the end of the day!

-- I don't trust trees. They're kinda shady

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