Mid-century modern pencil holder

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Project by Accordavillian posted 04-25-2020 04:53 AM 1169 views 5 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My daughter needed a pencil holder to sit on the piano and our house is very mid-century so I came up with this design. Maybe my first original.
Made of cherry, walnut, and toothpicks as tiny dowel pins in the legs.
Thanks for looking

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#1 posted 04-25-2020 05:25 AM

I like that; I think it looks really cool. I’d be curious to hear more about how you made it.

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#2 posted 04-25-2020 11:48 AM

Great design and it looks great! Well done!

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#3 posted 04-25-2020 01:03 PM

way cool and the tooth pick dowels are genious

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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#4 posted 04-25-2020 02:18 PM

Nice design. Attractive. Well done.

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#5 posted 04-25-2020 02:37 PM

Excellent detail work!

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#6 posted 04-25-2020 04:48 PM

Good design. And I like the creativity of using toothpicks as dowels.

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#7 posted 04-25-2020 06:08 PM

Very nice design and execution.

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#8 posted 04-25-2020 09:27 PM

I would be very proud if I had made that.

Great job.


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#9 posted 04-25-2020 09:41 PM

That’s without a doubt the nicest pencil holder I’ve ever seen. The slanted diamond top is very appealing.

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#10 posted 04-26-2020 12:35 AM

Needed in every shop. Very cool.

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#11 posted 04-26-2020 09:30 AM

Very cool

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#12 posted 05-12-2020 05:44 PM

Extremely elequote design – The wood color matching and dowels are ingenious.

How did you manage to hog out the inner hole ?

-- Pheroz

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#13 posted 05-12-2020 07:04 PM

To Pheroz it was serendipitous, IT was supposed to be one solid chunk and I jogged it out with a bit and brace but half way down it was shifting off to one side. I had a bit of cherry left so I decided to cut it in half add a bottom piece and in a “can’t fix it feature it” mantra I added the walnut strip in the middle. After the hole was set I put it on a 45* jog and cut the swoop on the band saw. Then used a router jig to cut the leg reliefs and glued them in with toothpicks for dowels.

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