Wenge Pencil Holder

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Project by FaTToaD posted 02-04-2011 10:31 PM 1941 views 2 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

It’s not often I get to make something for myself, so I made this little pencil holder for my desk at work.

The sides are made from wenge and the miter keys and bottom are out of redwood. It got a couple coats of BLO followed by several thin coats of shellac and finally some wax.

It’s really nothing special but I sure like it. The pictures don’t do it justice, it’s got several streaks of orange/brown that randomly run through it. This was also my first time to use wenge and I really liked it, you just gota watch out for those splinters.

Thanks for looking!


-- David

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#1 posted 02-04-2011 10:44 PM

Its definitely got that certain something, David. It just looks right.

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging.

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#2 posted 02-04-2011 11:03 PM

A nice piece for the desk, I like it. Really like the miter keys and contrast….

-- "If you are not prepared to be wrong, you will never come up with anything original." - Sir Ken Robinson

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#3 posted 02-05-2011 12:39 AM

gotta love simple yet functional projects!

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#4 posted 02-05-2011 03:48 AM

Really lovely. The miters are invisible. Is it blue? Is it black? Is it orange? Yes.

-- I came, I was conquered, I was born again. ἵνα ὦσιν ἓν

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#5 posted 02-05-2011 06:19 AM

Nice little box and you got to make something for yourself, did the planets align for you or what.

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#6 posted 02-05-2011 05:11 PM

Awosome! Great color contrast. Well done!

-- christopheralan

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