Pencil Holder

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Project by Jimthecarver posted 02-04-2008 12:37 AM 2583 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 02-04-2008 01:01 AM

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

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#2 posted 02-04-2008 01:38 AM

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 02-04-2008 02:55 AM

Man, I need to get a lathe.

-- Eric

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#4 posted 02-04-2008 03:31 AM

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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#5 posted 02-04-2008 05:38 AM

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 02-04-2008 05:56 AM

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 02-04-2008 06:09 AM

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 02-04-2008 10:17 AM

Awesome, really nice design

-- Marge, Colorado

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#9 posted 02-04-2008 01:03 PM

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 02-04-2008 01:14 PM

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

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#11 posted 03-11-2008 11:59 PM

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 03-12-2008 10:02 AM

Beautiful! You really did a nice job.

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#13 posted 08-28-2008 01:40 AM

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

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

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