Toothpick Holder....

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Project by JL7 posted 592 days ago 1151 views 11 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was built from a dare…...”bet you can’t build one of those”.......she (the darer will be surprised…..I think)

And – this is no work of art…...but it is functional…....built from a glued block of Oak that my Dad had around since I was kid…....basically a bandsaw box…

Thanks for looking…..

-- Jeff - I have not failed. I've just found 10,002 ways that won't work.

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#1 posted 592 days ago

That is so cute. You got my vote in whatever you want.


-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#2 posted 592 days ago

got have one cool.

-- Custom furniture

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#3 posted 592 days ago

Did you also make the toothpicks??? Lol.

Did you work from a pre-existing plan?

What kind of finish did you use?

What BS blade did you use?

Was the CNC involved in the creation of this?

Did you make the roller, or use dowels?

If dowels, did you make the dowels?

Did you use or have to make any jigs?

What advice would you give to someone who wanted to make one of these?

Were you to make another, what would you do different? The same?

Very ingenious contraption. I could use one of these, except food does not get caught between my TOOTH!!!

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procratination a bad thing?

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#4 posted 592 days ago

Wow, you have been busy.
Looks great.
I need to make one for the cafe.
Randy is obviously bored.
But there are some good questions there…. Did you make the toothpicks on that new CNC?

Nice job and great design.


-- Mike - In Fort McMurray Alberta

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#5 posted 592 days ago

Thanks for all comments!! The answers to all the questions are YES…..I mean NO…....

-- Jeff - I have not failed. I've just found 10,002 ways that won't work.

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#6 posted 592 days ago

Mike, I think you should hire Jeff to make one for every table in the cafe…..

Jeff, As your new manager, I’ll only be asking for 15% of your gross…..

BTW, Those stick dispencing boxes are kinda neat too…..

-- My mind is like lighting, one brilliant flash, then its gone.....

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#7 posted 592 days ago

Seriously….no plans involved, except I kind of copied a cheap imported stainless steel version I have on the table…...the cnc only cut the peace sign….....this was built several MONTHS before the cnc arrived. The cnc only arrived 2 days ago. I did not build the dowels or the toothpicks…..but I’m sure I could if I wanted too….....well not the toothpicks….

No jigs were involved or harmed in this build. My advice is to order the cheap imported one. They are like $7 and work better. It took 3 takes with the camera before I caught the toothpick in the holders…..otherwise they shoot like crazy little logs down a mountain…...

BS blade from

Finish is BLO and wax…...hope nobody dies.

-- Jeff - I have not failed. I've just found 10,002 ways that won't work.

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#8 posted 592 days ago

That’s really slick

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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#9 posted 592 days ago

Fantastic Jeff. Luv the Peace sign on the top. I don’t leave home without a pic o some sort. I like this type very well.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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#10 posted 592 days ago

Very cool.Best functional BSB projectg I’ve seen.

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#11 posted 591 days ago

I disagree, it is a work of art cause that’s the last place I ever thought I’d see a peace sign (which for my entire life I always thought was an icon of a B-52 bomber).
Nice engineering on a fine build, I likey.

-- gene@toronto.ontario.canada : dovetail free since '53, critiques always welcome.

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#12 posted 591 days ago

Looks like you won that bet walking away!!!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#13 posted 591 days ago

Excellent craftsmanship!

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#14 posted 591 days ago

Thanks folks…..appreciate all the comments!

-- Jeff - I have not failed. I've just found 10,002 ways that won't work.

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