Quick crayon holder....boat

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Project by waters posted 12-21-2010 10:07 PM 7257 views 27 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

So I hit a wall with trying to figure out how to make something in the shop the other day. And I needed something easy to have fun with. I had made these crayon trucks as gifts before (like the blue one pictured), but had some wishes with them. One- that it could hold more crayons, Two- that the crayons would sit lower, and that I could figure out how to get a sharpener built in. So this takes care of two out of three. It only took a few minutes, and I really like how it turned out. The center crayon holes are not as deep so that the crayons will sit taller. But next time I think that I will do it a bit higher.

-- Dale, Oregon

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#1 posted 12-22-2010 12:13 AM

What a cool idea! Well done!

Have you thought much about the built-in sharpener idea?

-- "hold fast to that which is good"

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#2 posted 12-22-2010 12:15 AM

What a super looking projects.
Great idea.


-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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#3 posted 12-22-2010 01:40 AM

Very creative.

I like ‘em. Nice job.


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#4 posted 12-22-2010 01:51 AM

I love the little pen boat, such a sweet gift.
Best thoughts and marry christmas,

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect.

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#5 posted 12-22-2010 03:10 AM

Great idea, I bet they will be used a lot, nice job

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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#6 posted 12-22-2010 04:09 AM

Super cool idea. Would make a great stocking stuffer.

-- Jeff, Look with hope to the horizon of today, for today is all we truly have.

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#7 posted 12-22-2010 02:59 PM

Good Concept I like them both. You could incorporate a sharpener in the window of the boat or perhaps on the back where a propeller would normally be.


-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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#8 posted 12-22-2010 03:05 PM

These are really cute and I know that they will make the little children happy. Perhaps you could send one of these to Santa so that he can turn some of these out for next year’s Christmas.

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#9 posted 12-22-2010 07:44 PM

I wish I had seen this before doing the kids “craft day” at school. These would have been great for them to assemble and decorate. I love it.

-- Steopa

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#10 posted 12-22-2010 07:58 PM

Thank you so much for all of the kind words everyone. :)

@BrandonW and @clieb91 – These are both great ideas, I hadn’t thought of putting it at the rear, and I like it. My thoughts had been leaning towards the window idea. Maybe cutting a mortise or hole through the center of the “house” that the roof would cover. Then a bandsaw box type of small drawer on the side of the boat. A matching hole for the shavings to fall into the drawer. This is my thought anyway.

@helluvawreck – I wouldn’t, couldn’t presume to show Santa how to make a toy. :) My son, yesterday, said that I am “like a little elf making toys for all the kids”. Maybe I could send one to the elves?

-- Dale, Oregon

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#11 posted 12-23-2010 01:02 AM


LOVE the helicopter!!

If plagerism is the sincerest form of flattery, prepare to be flattered. And likely not just by me. Well done.


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#12 posted 12-23-2010 03:44 AM

LOL, thanks Whit. :)

-- Dale, Oregon

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