Oak pen holder

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Project by Riz posted 08-25-2010 04:36 PM 1218 views 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch

This little project came quite by accident. I was pulling some wood out of the firewood pile to “play” with on my wood lathe. When I cut the split ends off I noticed the beautiful grain and decided to peel the bark back before I put it in the lathe. After seeing what I had I decided to make something for my desk at work. The wood came out of my firewood pile and originally came from the oak tree in my front yard. I trimmed the tree about a year ago.

I cleaned the piece up with a chisel and a file, then sanded with 60, 120 and finally 240 grit sand paper. The finish is Tried and True Danish oil. The hole I drilled with a 1-5/8” forstner bit. The overall height is 4-1/4” tall x 2-5/8” wide at the thickest section. The hole is drilled approx. 3” deep. Simple, usable and made from scrape.

-- Paul "Riz" Erie, PA "Share your wisdom, it is the way to achieve immortality"

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#1 posted 08-26-2010 01:46 AM

Good save! It’s amazing what you can sometimes find in the firewood pile, and looks like you put this piece to good use!

-- 4thumbs in MO

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