Walnut Pencil Holder

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Project by thiswoodshop posted 10-05-2011 11:48 PM 1533 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I had a peace of 12×4x4 walnut I got from I was not sure what to do with this piece and decided that a pencil holder would be the ideal candidate. I rub turned it and then let it dry for 6 weeks or so. Then I finished it with a Tung oil finish. There were some cracks in the wood but I did nit even bother to fill it since it just a pencil holder. Was a quick and fun project.

-- Mo... For safety is not a gadget but a state of mind. ~ "Eleanor Everet" -

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#1 posted 10-06-2011 06:39 AM

Very nice. Now you will have to use different woods to make some pens to display in it. ;-)

-- Docopac (a carpenter in a different medium)

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Jim Jakosh

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#2 posted 10-07-2011 04:00 AM

Nice turning!!!!!!

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

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#3 posted 10-10-2011 04:17 PM

Thank you, I’m still very new at turning and don’t know about pens. Do you know id there is some documentation or training classes on this.

-- Mo... For safety is not a gadget but a state of mind. ~ "Eleanor Everet" -

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#4 posted 12-10-2011 04:25 AM

I just started turning, one of the first things I did was a bunch of pens. They are absolutely EASY. A caveman can do it.

I actually do not like doing them because it takes less than 10 minutes to make a pen. I like to get into my work for a bit longer than 3 minutes of turning and 7 minutes of putting it together, but, if you want the satisfaction of doing something beautiful in a short time and being able to complete the whole job in under 10 minutes, its good stuff.

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