Pencil for Pencils

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Project by ScottM posted 11-07-2016 04:19 PM 868 views 1 time favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was a quick weekend project for my wife. She works at a school and is always shorted by students at the end of class with loner pencils so I made this holder with holes for 32 pencils and 12 pens. Now at the end of class she can quickly see if she’s short and then hold the kids upside down by their feet and shake the pencils from their pockets. Works good for loose change too.

It was made from a couple of 2×4’s and a 1/2” piece of poplar in the middle to even out the width. It’s six sided just like a real pencil; angles are 60 degrees. She found some old paint in the shed and mixed some of it together to get the colors she wanted and painted it.

Now we’ll see how long it takes for some kid to try and walk out with this one!

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#1 posted 11-07-2016 04:24 PM

LMAO that’s funny, cool project. Well done.

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

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#2 posted 11-07-2016 05:20 PM

That’s a very clever project. I’m sure the kids love it.

-- Barry,

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#3 posted 11-07-2016 06:10 PM

Too cool! Well done Scott. I bet it was fun to build….

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#4 posted 11-08-2016 07:15 AM

Very Nice. Your wife better chain it to her desk

-- Larry in Hawaii,

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#5 posted 11-08-2016 12:44 PM

Very Nice. Your wife better chain it to her desk

- Hawaiilad

Yeah, like the keys to the bathroom used to be at gas stations!!


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#6 posted 11-08-2016 01:20 PM

Very slick.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#7 posted 11-08-2016 05:06 PM

Nice work. So logical shape for pencils.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#8 posted 11-22-2016 01:26 AM

this is a really cool project, might have to build one to hold all my shop pencils..

-- New Project = New Tool... it's just the way it is, don't fight it... :)

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