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Project by Darell posted 10-07-2011 02:39 AM 1490 views 3 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I finished these pen and pencil holders the other day. They were another project using scrap wood I have laying around the shop. They are all in the 3 1/4” wide by 5” tall range, give or take a little bit. I did some more playing around with my spiraling tool on a couple of them. They turned out pretty good. All are finished with Mylands friction polish.

The bowl is made from elm. It’s 1 3/4” x 6 3/8”. It is finished with Mylands.

-- Darell, Norman, Ok.

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#1 posted 10-07-2011 03:01 AM

Beautiful Bowl Darrell!!! I really like the looks of the rim and the clean lines where it transitions to the bowl.

I really like the pencil holders. I think I am gonna be stealing that design ;) Another great use for scraps.
Did you just hollow it out with a forstner bit? and complete the sides on the drill press?

-- Chris, Washington The State!

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#2 posted 10-07-2011 04:17 AM

Very sweet turnings!!!!!!!!!!!!..........Jim

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

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#3 posted 10-07-2011 08:34 PM

Chris, yes, I used a 1 1/4” forstner bit and drilled the center hole on the lathe. The others were drilled on a drill press, they are 7/16’s, 60 degrees apart. One thing I learned though, is to round off your blank before drilling the holes. A couple of mine turned out off center. I had drilled the smaller holes before turning the blank to a cylinder.

-- Darell, Norman, Ok.

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#4 posted 10-07-2011 08:41 PM

Great work Darell. If that was scrapwood – I’d love to see the real stuff. Excellent idea to have the holes around the top for individual items.

-- Woodworking.....My small slice of heaven!

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