Pencil Holders

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Project by zombeerose posted 02-18-2008 01:05 AM 2802 views 4 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made a few pencil holders for gifts that were inspired by The Wood Whisperer ( Woods included african mahogany, black walnut, maple, bloodwood, ebony, rosewood, purple heart, zebrawood, poplar, ash and a couple unknowns that were in the stack. The black ebony star was to fix a slip with the router. Pictures can’t truly convey the beauty of figured wood, such as the walnut.

Finished with a couple coats of shellac and Arm-R-Seal varnish.

Completed 12-07

-- Maximize - Your Time, Your Experiencies, Your Life, Yourself!

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#1 posted 02-18-2008 01:13 AM

Great looking holders. I really like the grain on the last one.

Nice inlays.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#2 posted 02-18-2008 02:16 AM

Great inlay work. They will make nice gifts.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#3 posted 02-18-2008 03:02 AM

Ditto Gary’s comment. That one is my favorite as well. The inlays look good as well. There are no mistakes in woodworking only opportunities to create more details. Nice job with the star.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#4 posted 02-18-2008 03:05 AM

The wood on that last one is incredible! Great project and really nice inlay.

-- Happy woodworking!

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#5 posted 02-18-2008 03:16 AM

I agree with Gary. Although the inlay is excellent, the wrap around grain is what caught my eye. Nice.

-- so much wood, so little time. Bradford. Wood-a-holics unanimous president

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#6 posted 02-18-2008 03:38 AM

They look real nice, love the use of the inlays to dress them up.


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

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#7 posted 02-18-2008 04:42 AM

This is the essence of great woodworking…. you took an idea and ran with it, and really turned out some beautiful and unique pieces!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#8 posted 02-18-2008 04:55 AM

your inlay works looks great. I would have never guessed the ebony star was used to cover up a slip had you not said anything!

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#9 posted 02-18-2008 01:47 PM

I agree the star is just a way of making it better, great work the inlays look exceptional.

-- Jim Hallada, Chesterfield, VA

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#10 posted 02-18-2008 02:57 PM

These are great. I like the inlays and the choices of wood.

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#11 posted 09-28-2008 02:09 AM

I love the inlays. Can I ask? How did you do them?

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#12 posted 09-29-2008 01:11 AM

Beautiful job, the Walnut one is my favorite. Maybe I’ll get to use my figured Walnut now.

-- Only the Shadow knows....................

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