pencil holder(s)

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Project by uutank posted 03-11-2010 11:29 PM 1552 views 5 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my first crack at pencil holders and it is based on the Wood whisper’s design. Desk space is generally at a premium so I figured by adding a clock it would stand a better chance of actually getting used. I think I may have made them a touch to tall .I must admit I like the look of the square clocks but it’s a pain to make a square hole. Yea go figure I had thought it would be a square face on a round clock insert. Nope it’s square.
The wood is quarter saw oak that were leftovers from a floor my brother-n-law put down and the base is made from sapele .
The clocks were purchased thru clockit’s company and were like 7bucks each plus a few dollars for shipping
I have always had good experiences with this company and if you need clock parts they are a great source.
The middle one igoing to be a going away gift and I plan on having everyone at the office sign it like a card. I’ll then seal it with glue size and a heavy coat of poly
The other 2 are thank you gifts.


-- Ray,VA

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#1 posted 03-11-2010 11:47 PM

You did right in making it a square clock. It makes it a little hard to read when it gets to the corner areas but the face is in keeping with the design. (Sometimes you have to sacrifice practicality to get the right look) Awesome job!!

-- I'd like to believe Murphy's Law haunts my woodshop, because if it's Karma it would mean I had something to do with it. - K.R.

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#2 posted 03-11-2010 11:48 PM

Great idea- tow things in one. You’re right about the desk space. What did we ever do before 24” monitors ??

-- Lloyd Kerry; creator of the Kerry-All Pouch,

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#3 posted 03-12-2010 02:35 AM

I will agree with ya on the square clocks. I think they look great!

I think you did a great job Ray…

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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#4 posted 03-12-2010 03:32 AM

Looks great!

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#5 posted 03-12-2010 04:11 AM

Good job on these. I agree the square clocks work well.

-- Donnie-- listen to the wood.

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#6 posted 03-16-2010 07:50 AM

looks great…

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

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