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Project by Jim Jakosh posted 12-17-2010 09:22 PM 3155 views 17 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Our grandaughter was over and asked if I could make a pencil holder for their refrigerator like I made for her that she sticks on her desk at school. Hers was made from the unused half of a bottle opener I made.
I had this piece of turned cedar that had a split in it and it would be perfect since I had to split it in half after turning. She decided on the length and away we went.
So this is what came out of that piece- 2 pencil holders with turned cedar fronts and walnut backs and two 3/4” rare earth magnets in each. I would have liked to center the red section, but because of where the split was, the red sections were off center.
They are finished with Deft satin lacquer.

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





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SgtSnafu

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#1 posted 12-17-2010 10:04 PM

Great idea, and well done. That is some fine looking cedar.

Thanks for sharing

-- Scotty - aka... SgtSnafu - Randleman NC

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#2 posted 12-17-2010 10:06 PM

very nice, you just made my to-do list a little bit longer.

-- www.bigdaddyoworkshop.com

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#3 posted 12-17-2010 10:35 PM

That is a great idea

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#4 posted 12-18-2010 01:08 AM

Great idea that was done well!

-- jack -- ...measure once, curse twice!

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#5 posted 12-18-2010 03:48 AM

Great Idea!!! I have a piece of spalted maple just waiting to become a pencil holder (I have heard it talking to me on many occasions). I will have to make one for myself and then one for the wifey! Thanks for the inspiration!

-- "if you can't set a good example, at least serve as a horrible warning"

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#6 posted 12-18-2010 04:10 AM

Hi Tom. Spalted Maple would make a beautiful pencil holder. Turn one piece and make 2 holders. I bought the rare earth magnets on amazon. They are 3/4×1/5×1/8. The 1/5 is the hole in the center.

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

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#7 posted 12-18-2010 06:19 AM

Nice project there Jim, Cedar is always a good choice.

Thanks for sharing

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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#8 posted 12-18-2010 06:48 AM

Those are nifty little cups, thanks for the ideas.

-- Jen loves wood!

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#9 posted 12-18-2010 04:13 PM

very neat idea.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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#10 posted 12-18-2010 05:49 PM

very cool Jim

-- www.carvingandturningsbyrick.com, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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#11 posted 12-18-2010 05:53 PM

That is clever Jim.

Now if you can get the pencils to return to the holder.

jamie

-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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#12 posted 12-18-2010 06:36 PM

Very nifty and another excuse for me to buy a lathe.

-- Cheers and God Bless

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#13 posted 12-19-2010 11:01 PM

refrigerator pencil pocket … neat!

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#14 posted 12-20-2010 08:37 AM

cool!

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#15 posted 12-20-2010 03:34 PM

This is another example of why we save all those scraps and misshaps. These turned out great. Very clever.
Michael

-- ShopDogs, Tulsa, OK The tools aren't the problem-It's the organic interface!

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