Wood Whisperer Inspired Pencil Holders

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Project by jaysuzi posted 10-06-2013 11:35 PM 1829 views 3 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These are my version of the Wood Whisperer's pencil holders. As he suggest, these can be made from scraps and they will make great gifts.

The maple and walnut one in the middle was the first one that I made. The dark knot really gives it some interest. It was truly made from scrap, as I had cut this part of the board out from another project where I wanted to stay away from that knot. For this project, I resawed it on the bandsaw to get a bookend set to pair together.

The oak, purpleheart, walnut and maple one has four stars around it. The stars were put together from some leftovers from my tumbling block cutting board. This was also the first pattern inlay that I had done. Some of them are better than others as I improved as I got practice at it.

Finally the single star of walnut and maple on an oak background is my favorite and is a pattern that I think I will try again. I think these will be very popular gifts.

-- Jay in Pennsylvania,

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#1 posted 10-07-2013 06:46 AM

Looking great, doesn’t matter where inspiration comes from

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#2 posted 10-07-2013 11:25 AM

Nice pencil holder boxes..and nice inlays…well done.

-- Dave.......If at first you don’t succeed redefine success....

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#3 posted 10-07-2013 12:57 PM

Great looking pencil holders. I like the inlays.

-- Mike, Missouri --- “A positive life can not happen with a negative mind.” ---

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#4 posted 10-08-2013 03:26 AM

Some of the nicest versions of Marc’s pencil holders I’ve seen. Great job with the inlay.

-- Tom Finnigan - Measures? We don't need no stinking measures! - Hmm, maybe thats why my project pieces don't fit.

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#5 posted 10-09-2013 03:41 PM

They are beautiful pencil holders. Like the colorful geometric designs on the inlays. Creative use of scraps. Great job!

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