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Project by ChuckM posted 11-15-2009 01:54 AM 3834 views 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch
Octagon  pencil / pen holder & paper clip dispenser
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They were cut-offs from a Hexagon soap pump dispenser project. All walnut, sprayed with a coat of lacquer.

-- The time I enjoy wasting is not time wasted





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#1 posted 11-15-2009 03:33 AM

Nice looking items Chuck—if my geometry hasn’t totally failed me 8 sides is an octogon

-- Jeff - Bell Buckle, TN

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#2 posted 11-15-2009 03:44 AM

Thanks Jeff. I was able to re-title my project in time. I’ve been working with something in the hexagonal shape and that word seemed to have been etched into my brain. Haha!

-- The time I enjoy wasting is not time wasted

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#3 posted 11-15-2009 04:10 AM

I have that same problem often Chuck

-- Jeff - Bell Buckle, TN

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#4 posted 11-15-2009 07:33 AM

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#5 posted 11-15-2009 07:43 AM

Great use of scraps! Nice desk set.

Keep it up.

Scrappy

-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!

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#6 posted 11-15-2009 06:17 PM

I’ve seen that shape somewhere !!! Thanks again.

Are the sides only glued together or did you use some mechanical “helpers”?

As already mentioned, this is a very nice set. Congrats.

Best,

Serge

http://www.atelierdubricoleur.spaces.live.com

-- Learn from yesterday, work today and enjoy success tomorrow. -- http://atelierdubricoleur.wordpress.com

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#7 posted 11-15-2009 06:56 PM

Hi Serge,

The sides are held together with just yellow glue. Since the body is also glued to the bottom piece, the structural integrity is supreme. I made a gluing mistake with one of the octagon pump dispensers (I glued all the pieces together before I put the pump bottle in it!). I tried to knock off the sides / top or bottom with no success, even though the gluing time was like 15 minutes or so. Eventually I had to saw off the top of that piece and it became one of the several pen holders – not all was lost, I guess.

-- The time I enjoy wasting is not time wasted

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#8 posted 11-16-2009 03:29 AM

Looks like it was planned that way…. Good job.

-- John @ http://www.thehuffordfurnituregroup.com

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#9 posted 11-16-2009 03:51 AM

You proved it againg Chuck, in woodworking there are no mistakes, there are only new designs and new opportunities. Again, your creativity was involved and you gain a nice desk set instead of firewood. Not everyone sees potential in scraps!

Best,

Serge

http://www.atelierdubricoleur.spaces.live.com

-- Learn from yesterday, work today and enjoy success tomorrow. -- http://atelierdubricoleur.wordpress.com

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