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Project by Peter Brown posted 01-06-2014 07:18 PM 2654 views 18 times favorited 22 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was a fun shop project!

First I drilled a 35mm hole in my workbench. I know, it’s hard to drill up the bench…

Next I cut off the end on a 1” dowel

Then I removed one side. This will be the drawer top

I used a 3/4 straight bit and hogged out the dowel to form the drawer channel

Next I turned a drawer pull from some scrap pear I had.

Then glued it all together. This is end grain to endgrain, but there is zero stress on the joint.

Add to hole, insert pencil…

Here is a quick video as well:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0cQbYxsQwsw

-- Peter Brown - Collector of WD-40 and wood splinters





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ToddHolmDotCom

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#1 posted 01-06-2014 07:25 PM

I love it!

-- Todd "I am just a teacher and a carpenter, that doesn't mean I have a God complex. But I am complex."

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#2 posted 01-06-2014 07:26 PM

Very cute. Now you just have to remember to put the pencil in there.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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Josh

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#3 posted 01-06-2014 07:51 PM

Now you’ll know exactly where your pencil is…..or where it’s supposed to be.

-- Tree, wood, and box lover from Pennsylvania

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Dave Smith

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#4 posted 01-06-2014 07:57 PM

Oh thats a sneaky addition to a workbench, nicely done.

-- Thanks! Dave ...

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#5 posted 01-06-2014 07:59 PM

Hahaha, why was my first thought on this I wonder?

-- I doubt, therefore I might be

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Peter Brown

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#6 posted 01-06-2014 08:44 PM

Sheisserick – HA!!

-- Peter Brown - Collector of WD-40 and wood splinters

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#7 posted 01-06-2014 08:51 PM

simply awesome!

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..
.. except for that pic showing your finger right above the router cutter….. youch! definitely not where I would want to have any body parts (way too close to the cutter and unprotected).

be safe!

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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ohwoodeye

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#8 posted 01-06-2014 08:52 PM

I need about 20 of these on the side of my workbench…...then hopefully at least one will contain a pencil in it when I look.
Well done and original.

-- Directions are just the Manufacturer's opinion on how something should be assembled. ----Mike, Waukesha, WI

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Peter Brown

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#9 posted 01-06-2014 08:55 PM

PurpLev-

It’s a bad angle for the pic. But thanks for the reminder. No pencils are worth digits….

-- Peter Brown - Collector of WD-40 and wood splinters

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489tad

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#10 posted 01-06-2014 09:08 PM

Great idea but I’d still loose it and would need a sharpener next to it. Well done.

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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#11 posted 01-06-2014 09:10 PM

Love it!

-- Ted

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Peter Brown

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#12 posted 01-06-2014 09:54 PM

This took about 2 hours but much of that was the filming process too.

I think it’s about a 20-30 minute project. Which means you could have a bunch of these in no time all around the shop. That’s my plan at least….

-- Peter Brown - Collector of WD-40 and wood splinters

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#13 posted 01-06-2014 10:11 PM

Great idea! I think one on each corner of the workbench plus about 8 or so others in the sides of workshop cabinets should be just about enough for me, in addition to 15 other pencils laying around.

-- People say I hammer like lightning. It's not that I'm fast -- it's that I never hit the same place twice!

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#14 posted 01-06-2014 10:24 PM

Makes shirt pockets obsolete…

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#15 posted 01-06-2014 10:28 PM

Cool!

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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