Pen/Pencil Holder (The Wood Whisperer)

  • Advertise with us
Project by freddyaudiophile posted 03-26-2013 12:22 AM 1934 views 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

So, I think I have spent almost as much time watching Marc on The Wood Whisperer as I did watching “His Normness” growing up on PBS. Anyhow, these little pen/pencil holders caught my eye on TWW, so here is my first attempt at making one. It does have its flaws; it certainly was one of those projects where I learned a great deal just from this simple little project.

Anyhow, I had some curly maple with this really wild grain pattern so I used it for the opposing sides; the other opposing sides are black walnut. The base is a glue-up of curly maple, American walnut and black walnut. I used a vertical raised panel bit from Lee Valley on the base.

Before I finished it, I dyed it with 2 coats of aniline dye that a co-worker had left-over from building a banjo. The finish is 4 coats of Watco semi-gloss spray lacquer (my first attempt at putting lacquer on anything!).

Like I said, I learned a lot from this little project… :)

-- freddyaudiophile, Fredericton, NB, Canada

5 comments so far

View Chris McDowell's profile

Chris McDowell

639 posts in 1545 days

#1 posted 03-26-2013 12:30 AM

Cool. Love the grain and the way you did the base. The finish also looks great. Nice job.

-- Chris, , FACEBOOK: , Proverbs 16:9

View hoss12992's profile


3802 posts in 1286 days

#2 posted 03-26-2013 04:31 AM

Great job, love the contrasting wood

-- The Old Rednek Workshop

View woodbutcherbynight's profile


2245 posts in 1802 days

#3 posted 03-26-2013 04:55 AM

Nice work, but do you think one in the shop is enough??? Next to clamps one can never have enough pencils, sharpened even!

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

View Ken90712's profile


16831 posts in 2582 days

#4 posted 03-26-2013 08:22 AM

Nice work, Some good looking wood.

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

View freddyaudiophile's profile


58 posts in 1443 days

#5 posted 03-26-2013 12:38 PM

Believe me, I brought the thing into work and chucked it on my desk. Three people have asked for one, and I probably could have sold a few more this past Christmas!

Thanks for the comments all…

-- freddyaudiophile, Fredericton, NB, Canada

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics