Pencil Holder

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Project by Jimthecarver posted 2360 days ago 1829 views 4 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a simple pencil holder I made for my wife. Its made of Walnut,Zebrawood,Lacewood, and I used Mahogany and Maple vaneers.
It measures 3.5”X 4”

-- Can't never could do anything, to try is to advance.

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#1 posted 2360 days ago

that’s cool. nice form, exellent segmentation, colors all go well together.
nice work!

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Scott Bryan

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#2 posted 2360 days ago

Jim that is a beautiful pencil holder. I love the combination of woods.

After looking at all these turnings I am going to have to put a lathe in the budget. I never realized what I was missing until I started seeing these posts.

Thanks for the inspiration.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#3 posted 2360 days ago

Man, I need to get a lathe.

-- Eric

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#4 posted 2360 days ago

This is a magnificient piece. I have been thinking of turning a pencil holder myself, and you just gave me some new ideas to work with.

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Alin Dobra

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#5 posted 2360 days ago

WARNING TO ALL PEOPLE THINKING TO GET A LATHE : woodturning is addictive, you might not be able to get any other type of woodworking project done.

Jim, very nice project. How did you glued the pieces together to get the pattern? Any tricks involved?


-- -- Alin Dobra, Gainesville, Florida

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#6 posted 2360 days ago

Alin its very easy. Have a look at this pic.

I cut the wood in 3/4” strips and glued them togather zebra then lace and on and on. then cut the new reglued wood into 3/4” stripes and then reglued it into a block in a checkered pattern.
I hope that makes sence.

-- Can't never could do anything, to try is to advance.

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#7 posted 2360 days ago

That’s cool!

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

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#8 posted 2359 days ago

Awesome, really nice design

-- Marge, Colorado

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#9 posted 2359 days ago

Nice job Jim. I must try one of those one day.

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

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#10 posted 2359 days ago

did you say easy???
ah.. not believing it.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#11 posted 2323 days ago

Very sharp looking turn! What was the finish you used?

-- Ben -- Thanks be to God, the original woodworker, whose son gave us all an appreciation for cross-cut wood.

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#12 posted 2322 days ago

Beautiful! You really did a nice job.

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#13 posted 2154 days ago

This duck loves that pencil holder :-) Raises eyebrows :-D

-- Life's short...east dessert first! :- D

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