WW Pencil Holder with a Twist

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Project by JasonK posted 01-23-2008 02:29 AM 2698 views 9 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I thought the Wood Whisper’s pencil holder was a great little weekend project. I got part way into the job and decided to add a bit of a twist. I added a slot for business cards!
I’m not 100% sure what the wood is (I “acquired” from my dad’s lumber pile).
Finish is Arm-R-Shield. I think I’ll give it a few more coats then give it to my dad as a thank you for the lumber that he “gave” me!!!

-- Measure once; Cut Twice, Three Times, Four Times...

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#1 posted 01-23-2008 02:31 AM

Looks nice!

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#2 posted 01-23-2008 02:42 AM

I’m gonna steal your nice idea to make the business card holder my daughter asked for. Now I just need a piece of nice lumber to “liberate” – to keep in the spirit of things.

-- Every project is a learning opportunity, every error a design opportunity

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#3 posted 01-23-2008 02:46 AM

I like your pencil holder/ business card holder. neat idea. The wood you used is walnut. Keep up the good work.

-- jerryw-wva.

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#4 posted 01-23-2008 02:47 AM

The Woodwhisperer is responsible for a whole lot of pencil holders. Nice job.


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#5 posted 01-23-2008 03:09 AM

Nice modification!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#6 posted 01-23-2008 04:05 AM

Way to use the “reclaimed” lumber. Definitely looks like Walnut to me. I’ve only used a limited number of woods, but walnut is my favorite. Can’t be sure as to what type of Walnut. Great redesign. Keep raiding your Dad’s stock!

-- Jeff, South Carolina

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#7 posted 01-23-2008 07:18 AM

looks good

-- Marge, Colorado

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#8 posted 01-23-2008 07:38 AM

Good looking project. USCJeff – that wasn’t “reclaimed” lumber it was “Claimed” lumber. I guess that is what us dad’s are for – half of my hand tools are in Baton Rouge with my youngest son :-))

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#9 posted 01-23-2008 08:42 AM

Oh man! I love the variation on the theme Jason. Great job!

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#10 posted 01-23-2008 12:39 PM

Very elegant box and card holder. Nice innovation.

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#11 posted 01-23-2008 02:11 PM

cool. The business card section could also hold sticky notes ready to use.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#12 posted 12-24-2008 05:25 AM

Swet addition ! Yup , Black Walnut is one of my favorites as well : ) Happy Holidays !

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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