|Project by ScottM||posted 09-09-2016 04:56 PM||842 views||5 times favorited||11 comments|
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.