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Project by Nibster posted 10-29-2019 01:41 AM 434 views 2 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My first attempt using and turning resin. My daughter sent me a picture of a pencil bowl and asked if I could make one. I told her I had no idea how to do that, and then went to work. It’s not perfect, but the look on my daughters face when she opened it for her birthday was priceless!





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MrWolfe

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#1 posted 10-29-2019 02:33 AM

It turned out great!
Gotta love that attitude….


I told her I had no idea how to do that, and then went to work.

I’m sure she’ll treasure that bowl and pass it along…. instant heirloom.
Great job!
Jon

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therealSteveN

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#2 posted 10-29-2019 03:13 AM

Good on you for doing what you needed to do to make your Daughter happy. I’d not seen this resin and pencils a few days ago, I think they call this trending.

-- Think safe, be safe

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lightweightladylefty

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#3 posted 10-29-2019 06:21 AM

Really love the knob! The whole thing looks great. So, how many pencils did it take to make it?

L/W

-- Jesus is the ONLY reason for ANY season.

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Peteybadboy

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#4 posted 10-29-2019 08:45 AM

I’d say you did a really good thing.

-- Petey

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Ken90712

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#5 posted 10-29-2019 12:40 PM

That’s awesome, great gift…..

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

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swirt

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#6 posted 10-29-2019 01:10 PM

Pretty cool. Way to deliver Dad.

-- Galootish log blog, http://www.timberframe-tools.com

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doubleDD

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#7 posted 10-29-2019 01:27 PM

Super job. Seeing all the sides of the pencils looks better than just seeing the ends.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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Nibster

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#8 posted 10-30-2019 01:14 AM

Thank you for the comments! I believe it was about 100 pencils cut into four pieces and I sharpened one end of each piece. I mounted a small sharpener in the lathe chuck to speed up the process, worked great. They were the cheapest colored pencils I could find. One thing I learned is that sanding the bowl smears the colors. I had to turn it after sanding to clean it up again, then a coat of clear spray can lacquer. Thanks again for the nice comments!

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Ivan

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#9 posted 10-30-2019 05:22 AM

Outstanding….I like those pencila- epoxy projects, they are always so ’’happy’’ loooking

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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Chulawanna

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#10 posted 11-08-2019 09:03 PM

The bowl is beautiful! What a great memory you have created.

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