Pencil/Pen Holders

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Project by jayman7 posted 12-19-2009 03:30 AM 2041 views 2 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Here are a few pen/pencil holders that I made last weekend. Two have walnut bases, and the other one is made from cherry. The cherry one had the most flaws, so I kept that for myself at the cube at work. I will give away the other two for Christmas. The top part is made from maple that I resawed on a bandsaw. Only thing tricky was working with the 1/4” maple after it started cupping since it was so thin. I should’ve let it rest in the shop before planing it down to thickness, but it worked out in the end. Finished with a few coats of Arm-R-Seal and a final coat of wax. This was my first time working with walnut and wow, it is one gorgeous wood when the varnish hits it. One of my most favorite woods now.

I pretty much followed the Wood Whisperer’s design and instructions to the letter, so thanks to Marc yet again.

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#1 posted 12-19-2009 04:02 AM

Those came out real nice.
I made one for the lady at the library who helpss me find rare woodworking books and she loved it.
No more trouble finding those books…
I followed Marc’s plan too.

I bet whoever gets those will really appreciate them.
That walnut really sets it off.
Walnut & Mahogany are two of the coolest looking woods when you hit them with the varnish.

Nice Job

-- Eric, central Florida / Utor praemia operibus duris

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#2 posted 12-19-2009 04:26 AM

beautiful work. Your miters look awesome. You stole my thunder, though! I just put my second coat of varnish on my two pencil holders. I was going to post them tomorrow. Day late and a dollar short ;-)

-- The secret to getting ahead is getting started.

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#3 posted 12-19-2009 11:14 PM

I always forget about making some of these until they get posted on here again…Thanks for the reminder : )
Yours came out great !

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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