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Project by Jim Jakosh posted 11-09-2017 09:28 PM 1509 views 6 times favorited 23 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These pencil cups are for the Craft Show Saturday. They are made from Box Elder and each has 2 – 1/8” x 3/4” rare earth magnets to hold the can to any steel cabinet.

They are 4” diameter cups cut in half and 4” high and finished with clear lacquer.

Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!





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#1 posted 11-09-2017 09:50 PM

why only pencil?when you open the door put in the coin
nice work as usual,Jim

-- bambi

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#2 posted 11-09-2017 11:46 PM

That is really cool. Great job buddy

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#3 posted 11-10-2017 12:14 AM

Really cool!

I could see several of these in the workshop one located on each machine. Pencils available all the time- no searching for the one I just laid down!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#4 posted 11-10-2017 02:27 AM

I was thinking along the same line…pencils in the shop just disappear!

These look great.


Really cool!

I could see several of these in the workshop one located on each machine. Pencils available all the time- no searching for the one I just laid down!

- lew


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#5 posted 11-10-2017 02:55 AM

Nice work!! Fancy even.

I have mine made in shape of a box, 7 total all over the shop. Even have one made of a can of soup with magnet attached to toolbox. Still find places where I say to myself, this would be good place for a pencil holder.

LOL

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

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#6 posted 11-10-2017 03:07 AM

Great idea Jim! I could use one of those in the shop! I’m always hunting for a pencil.

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#7 posted 11-10-2017 03:51 AM

These are cool Jim. I made one after you posted your first ones. I keep it in the garage. For some reason every time I walk in there I have a taste for a cup of coffee.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#8 posted 11-10-2017 04:29 AM

Quality idea sir

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#9 posted 11-10-2017 07:21 AM

Totaly cool idea. One day, when I get lathe to myself, I might made them also, hopefully.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#10 posted 11-10-2017 12:30 PM

Thank you all for the nice comments. I originally made one for my granddaughter to put her pencil on the indide of the door of her locker. Then people started using them in the kitchen on the fridge and now I use one in my shop on my cabinet door.

Hi Bambi. I guess you can put anything in ‘em because if it small like coins, you can take it down and dump them out!!

Hi Gunny. I was going to make the first one square but I always look for some reason to get on the lathe so that is where they went!!

Hi Ivan, you need to make a visit to Bambi and get in some lathe time!! I tell the kids in school that the lathe is the most fun tool in the shop and they all take to it quickly!!

It is 20 degrees this morning….cheers…..............Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#11 posted 11-10-2017 02:38 PM

These are very creative and you should do well with these at the craft show.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#12 posted 11-10-2017 02:58 PM

Very nice work Jim, they are as handy as pockets on a shirt…..

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#13 posted 11-10-2017 10:32 PM

Great idea Jim.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#14 posted 11-11-2017 03:28 AM

Thanks Bubba and Tony!!

cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#15 posted 11-11-2017 06:43 AM

Very Practical !!!!! And they look nice.

Regards,

Cliff.
I have added this to my favourites. Thanks for posting this one Jim. A great Idea!!!!!

-- Cliff Australia : Snoring is good. It blows away all the Sawdust.

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