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Project by ScottM posted 09-09-2016 04:56 PM 651 views 5 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is an older project that I just got around to posting. It’s a pencil holder from the Wood Whisperer plans. I had made this a couple of years ago out of some very thin red oak that I laminated to some underlayment plywood for thickness. Well it sat nicely on my desk at work for a year or so and one day several months ago I heard a loud “POP”. It was the oak splitting from the plywood. I guess the movement was a little too much for it and it just gave up.

I let it sit there a while longer and another one popped in a week or so later. I eventually took it home and rebuilt it into this one. It’s made from spalted maple that I came across on CL with a paduak base. It’s the same base as the old one, just cleaned it up and mounted the new holder portion to it. The miter splines are koa. The base has darkened quite a bit over time. It used to be a bright red. It’s finished with just semi gloss spray lacquer.





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majuvla

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#1 posted 09-09-2016 05:37 PM

Nice shape and spline corners. Wood grain looks great too.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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Richard W. Hyman Jr

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#2 posted 09-09-2016 05:53 PM

That looks like a great skills working project for me with a practical purpose. Best of all worlds! Thanks for sharing.

-- VR, Richard "Fear is nothing more than a feeling. You feel hot. You feel hungry. You feel angry. You feel afraid. Fear can never kill you"--Remo Williams

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ohwoodeye

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#3 posted 09-09-2016 06:42 PM

Nice job. I wish you had “before” photos of the oak holder showing how and where it failed.

-- Directions are just the Manufacturer's opinion on how something should be assembled. ----Mike, Waukesha, WI

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ralbuck

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#4 posted 09-09-2016 10:36 PM

Nice!

-- just rjR

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#5 posted 09-09-2016 11:51 PM

Looks like a nice little pencil holder!

-- Dean

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#6 posted 09-10-2016 03:18 AM

Nice looking pencil holder.

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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ScottM

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#7 posted 09-10-2016 01:58 PM



Nice job. I wish you had “before” photos of the oak holder showing how and where it failed.

- ohwoodeye

I initially threw it away and my wife pulled it out of the trash, but I went through my scraps not long ago and re-threw it out. Wish I kept it now…:)

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Roger

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#8 posted 09-10-2016 02:02 PM

I like it. Very flashy

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. Kentuk55@yahoo.com

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GR8HUNTER

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#9 posted 09-10-2016 02:25 PM

very nice …......... GREAT JOB ….... GRATZ TOP 3

-- Tony Reinholds,Pa. REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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FourOaks

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#10 posted 09-10-2016 03:08 PM

Nice project! I would love to try that one. Did you have to make your own jig to cut the miter splines?

-- Stephen, Atlanta Georgia, http://www.fouroakscrafts.com

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ScottM

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#11 posted 09-11-2016 03:39 PM



Nice project! I would love to try that one. Did you have to make your own jig to cut the miter splines?

- FourOaks

Yes. Just a simple jig. Two pieces of 2×4 cut at 45 degrees and glued to a plywood piece to ride against the rip fence. I plan on making a new one once I get my crosscut sled finished.

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