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Project by TheDane posted 01-23-2010 03:12 AM 3559 views 14 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I just CAN NOT bring myself to throw scraps away … especially when I can make stuff I can use out of them.

These little bench accessories can from a barrel of red oak scraps … the pencil holder and mallet head are off-cuts from the legs of my Morris chair.

The chisel rack is from a plan published in the current (#196 – March 2010) issue of WOOD Magazine.

The mallet handle is wrapped with hockey tape … borrowed that idea from Rob Cosman.

For the pencil holder, I drilled out most of the waste with a 3/8” spade-bit (staying clear of the center), then chucked a 2” forstner bit in the drill press to finish the job.

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"





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kolwdwrkr

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#1 posted 01-23-2010 05:05 AM

Nice. I need to make something for all my carving chisels. Maybe I’ll borrow the idea.

-- ~ Inspiring those who inspire me ~

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#2 posted 01-23-2010 06:38 AM

Nice job!!! Are you going to the St. Louis (Collinsville) WW Show Feb 12th?

-- Only the Shadow knows....................

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PurpLev

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#3 posted 01-23-2010 06:59 AM

very nice. I like that mallet and chisel rack.

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#4 posted 01-23-2010 07:02 AM

The simplest project is your pencil cup. Just a drill a hole in a block of wood, and I love it!!!

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#5 posted 01-23-2010 07:21 AM

Nice work!

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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#6 posted 01-23-2010 02:20 PM

Never throw anything away! You WILL need it someday!

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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TheDane

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#7 posted 01-23-2010 04:12 PM

John Gray—Hadn’t planned on it … I am in western Wisconsin, so that would be quite a trek.

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"

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#8 posted 01-23-2010 05:54 PM

Great job on the chisel rack and I like the hockey tape grip as well.
Was it faster to bore out the excess wood in your pencil holder rather than just using the Forstner bit ?

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

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John Gray

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#9 posted 01-23-2010 05:58 PM

Sorry Dane I must have you mixed up with someone else.

-- Only the Shadow knows....................

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#10 posted 01-23-2010 06:55 PM

Just bought the mag an hour ago, thought that looked familiar, great job

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#11 posted 01-23-2010 07:13 PM

Good idea good job

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#12 posted 01-23-2010 08:01 PM

Great stuff—Thanks

-- She thought I hung the moon--now she just thinks I did it wrong

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TheDane

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#13 posted 01-23-2010 09:17 PM

Dusty56—I think it is faster, and it is easier on the forstner bit. Basically the spade bit was just hogging out the bulk of the waste. I might have been able to get away with a bigger spade bit, but I wanted to make sure I had plenty of wood in the center for the forstner to bite into.

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"

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#14 posted 01-23-2010 09:22 PM

I’ll give it a try …thanks for the tip : )

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

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#15 posted 01-24-2010 04:43 PM

Nice…............I need to make something to hold mine also. You did a good job.

AKA…...........Woodchic

-- Robin Renee'

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