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Project by clieb91 posted 03-25-2020 02:33 AM 988 views 1 time favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’m sure some of you can relate to this. Started using reading glasses last year and I am constantly looking for a pair. Had some various woods and some time to play in the shop over the weekend so decided to do make a place to put a few pairs, along with a something else that seem to be always looking for.

Made 3 boxes for now 2 of which also have pen holder. So made 4 pens out of kits I had left over. PS Anvil, love the mechanism they are using but the last one I made the clip broke off as soon as it was finished and i tried to put it in my pocket. So these will stay at home to be used.

Woods include Ambrosia Maple, Red Heart, Maple, Purple Heart, Walnut. 4th pic shows my clamping method.

Thanks for looking all.

CtL

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





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#1 posted 03-25-2020 03:16 AM

Cool little projects.

-- Jeff,Tucson,Az.

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#2 posted 03-25-2020 03:32 AM

Good idea Chris. I remember having the same problem. It was especially hard when you didn’t need them all the time.

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

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#3 posted 03-25-2020 12:08 PM

I started using reading glasses last year too Chris! Watchout though, now I’m wearing prescription glasses all day. Makes it easier to keep up with them!

Love the idea! Need to make myself one for work – I still have to keep up with safety glasses ;-)

-- I collect hobbies. There is no sense in limiting yourself (Don W) - - - - - - - - Kenny in SW VA

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#4 posted 03-25-2020 12:17 PM

Thank guys.

Kenny, I am thinking about heading in that direction just haven’t yet. My safety/sunglasses for work are not an issue they are pretty much stay on my face or hat everyday. The shop ones at home, whole ‘nother subject.

CtL

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

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#5 posted 03-25-2020 01:14 PM

Now where did I put my glass and pen holder that I made?

-- "Fine Woodworking" is the name given to a project that takes 3 times longer than normal to finish because you used hand tools instead of power tools. ----Mike, Waukesha, WI

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#6 posted 03-25-2020 01:19 PM

GR8 idea Chris … love the woods used GREAT JOB :<))

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN :<))

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#7 posted 03-25-2020 03:04 PM



Thank guys.

Kenny, I am thinking about heading in that direction just haven t yet. My safety/sunglasses for work are not an issue they are pretty much stay on my face or hat everyday. The shop ones at home, whole nother subject.

CtL

- clieb91

I resisted long and hard but I have to say, finally getting prescription specs has been eye-opening! (pun intended)

-- I collect hobbies. There is no sense in limiting yourself (Don W) - - - - - - - - Kenny in SW VA

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#8 posted 03-25-2020 03:23 PM


I resisted long and hard but I have to say, finally getting prescription specs has been eye-opening! (pun intended)

- HokieKen


wait till you need bifocals LOL :<))

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN :<))

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#9 posted 03-25-2020 03:24 PM


I resisted long and hard but I have to say, finally getting prescription specs has been eye-opening! (pun intended)

- HokieKen

wait till you need bifocals LOL :<))

- GR8HUNTER

Mine are progressives Tony ;-)

-- I collect hobbies. There is no sense in limiting yourself (Don W) - - - - - - - - Kenny in SW VA

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#10 posted 03-25-2020 04:11 PM

That’s a great idea for left over wood.

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#11 posted 03-25-2020 04:45 PM

I had to find my glasses so I could see the pictures clearly…..

I’m at the point where I have to wear glasses in the shop in order to read the marks on the square, ruler, and tape measure.

I like how prominent the end grain is in the cubes. Can’t go wrong with those wood choices either.

Good to see that the scraps aren’t going to waste. I have a couple boxes of little pieces that I’m holding onto to make something like this or for making handles or something when I get a lathe.

-- Earl "I'm a pessamist - generally that increases the chance that things will turn out better than expected"

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#12 posted 03-25-2020 09:31 PM

Those are very nice boxes! I put my specs where I’m sure to find them; if I can’t find them, I can hardly see at all.

-- Steven.......Random Orbital Nailer

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