100% Scrap Wood Pencil Holder

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Project by Paul Pomerleau posted 01-25-2012 11:07 PM 3086 views 2 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I blame this predicament on being a bit unorganized and being new in the woodworking field.
It seems every time I put a pencil down, I can never find it again.
I figured someday I am going to have to make a shop pencil holder.
The other day I was looking at my box of Hardwood Scraps and wondered whatever am I going to do with all these little pieces?
Click (lightbulb) I know… I’m going to make a pencil holder out of them.
I gathered a bunch of pieces and glued them all together, trimmed the edges and planed them flat.
I now have 100% scrap flat stock.
I resawed (?) the larger piece on the band saw and used the pencil holder plans found on The Wood Whisperer.
Thanks Marc & Nicole.
This was really easy to do and I have a few more ideas for the rest of the scrap, because as we all know, there is a never ending supply of scrap wood going into the box.
Thanks for looking.

-- Close to Ottawa Ontario Canada

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#1 posted 01-25-2012 11:23 PM

Nice pencil box. I wish my scrap wood box looked that nice!

-- Paul, North Dakota, USAF Ret.

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#2 posted 01-26-2012 01:26 AM

Haha same here, nice looking scrap and nice work on this useful project.

-- - Power is not revealed by striking hard or often, but by striking true. -

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#3 posted 01-26-2012 04:37 AM

Good idea for using up scraps.

-- Custom furniture

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#4 posted 01-26-2012 10:48 AM

nice little project…i like the colors…

-- Jeff,Tucson,Az.

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#5 posted 01-29-2012 04:48 PM

Great idea Paul. By now I could probably make about a hundred of them!
Good to see you are still in the workshop.

-- Website is finally up and

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#6 posted 02-22-2012 10:22 PM

Thanks, I know what I’ll be doing tomorrow.

-- ~Michael,

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