Pen and Pencil Holder

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Project by StephenSchaad posted 754 days ago 1223 views 2 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I just turned my first useful piece today! It’s a pen/pencil holder. I had this branch of what I believe is Live Oak laying around for a while so I decided to break out our lathe and try it out. It turned out pretty well I think. It has some really cool looking spalting lines in it and neat grains.

I drilled the hole in the middle with a 2” forstner bit on my drill press because I didn’t know how else to hollow it out. Oh well, it worked.

Finished it with wipe on poly and I’m already using it!

Anyone know if I’m right on the type of wood? If not, it’s Live Oak… haha

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#1 posted 754 days ago

Nice spalting ! Good job !

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#2 posted 754 days ago

Very flashy chunk of wood. I bet you get lots of positive comments on you organization….............

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#3 posted 754 days ago

Great use of that Spalted Oak !!

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#4 posted 754 days ago

It looks like Blue Oak, I have about 300 Bd feet of this I bought from a Ex-lumberjock. Here is a pic of a cabinet I made in my shop to practice with it. Some hard wood for sure.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#5 posted 754 days ago

I’ve turned quite a bit of Burr Oak and it looks pretty similar too. Nice Work!

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#6 posted 753 days ago

Very Nice!!!

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