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Project by Eric Vossbrink posted 02-27-2008 09:09 PM 4340 views 2 times favorited 33 comments Add to Favorites Watch

It was a long time in the works but here it is. After the initial design and market study, this beauty took about 45 seconds to complete. With a natural finish, and a rough look, it is set-up to accommodate 2 pencils. one for letters, numbers and symbols, the other for lines both straight and curved.

It is available in right handed as well and can also be expanded to caddy more writing instruments. A scale drawing and materials list are available at my website for those who are interested.

The piece is mounted to work space using a 3” piece of 1 1/2 DST (double sided tape)

*Disclaimer*
Just testing the sense of humor around here :-)

-- http://www.newwaveukulele.com





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CharlieM1958

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#1 posted 02-27-2008 09:39 PM

Unless you have inadvertently inverted the images, this is unquestionably a right-handed pencil holder. Please get your facts or your images straight before you go around posting something so ergonomically dangerous as this. A left-handed person using this design would undoubtably poke his own eye out.

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

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Eric Vossbrink

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#2 posted 02-27-2008 09:46 PM

Perspective is what you need here. I being a southpaw, can tell you that this is designed and manufactured to the strictest standards set forth by the LHAA (Left Handers Association of America) The holes are placed in such a way that the pencils cannot be pulled straight out, but slightly there to the left. Making the operator less prone to LACS (Left Arm Crossover Syndrome) I assure you that this IS a left handed Pencil holder.

-- http://www.newwaveukulele.com

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#3 posted 02-27-2008 09:50 PM

Hey Charlie, I’ll take six left-handed ones.
Maybe if I spread them around the shop, I’ll be able to find a pencil.
Good one, I’m laughing.

-- If we learn from our mistakes, I'm getting a fantastic education.

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CharlieM1958

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#4 posted 02-27-2008 10:29 PM

For the record, I’m a lefty too.

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

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#5 posted 02-27-2008 11:24 PM

Ha – you got my laugh, thanks!

-- "No Board Left Behind"

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#6 posted 02-28-2008 01:35 AM

That’s funny. I’ll take one for my daughter, I’m out of any left handed wood. Custom pencils, I have in spades (somewhere)

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- http://blanchardcreative.etsy.com -- http://snbcreative.wordpress.com/

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Grumpy

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#7 posted 02-28-2008 02:14 AM

Don’t make those plans available to those right handers Eric, lets keep it to ourselves. You could even call it the Kakky handers pencil landers.

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

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#8 posted 02-28-2008 06:22 AM

Hmm, hence the term LEFT-over scraps of wood. And let me confirm is this a holder for left-handed pencils or is the holder itself left-handed, regadless of the pencil’s orientation?

-- Rob (A) Waxahachie,TX

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#9 posted 02-28-2008 03:50 PM

it’s about time something like this was designed!!! It can be very challenging for a left-handed person living in a right-handed world.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribele, Young Living Wellness )

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HallTree

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#10 posted 02-28-2008 04:03 PM

I like it. The design and workmanship tops anything that I have seen posted here. What kind of wood is it make from.

-- "Hold on to instruction, do not let it go; guard it well, for it is your life" Solomon

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Eric Vossbrink

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#11 posted 02-28-2008 06:57 PM

in 22 hours, this thing has had 908 views. it must be really popular…I’m going to be a millionaire.

-- http://www.newwaveukulele.com

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#12 posted 02-28-2008 08:36 PM

there are a lot of left-handed people out there!!

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribele, Young Living Wellness )

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Gary

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#13 posted 02-28-2008 10:40 PM

I think there’s a fallacy in your design. It holds left and right handed pencils at a left-handed angle.
I made one of these for my dad and it’s designed to explicitly hold only those pencils which are certified
left-handed. Helps him avoid accidentally placing a right-handed pencil into his tools sets.

;-)

-- Gary, Florida

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MsDebbieP

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#14 posted 02-28-2008 10:49 PM

those evil right-handed pencils!!! Those are the ones that NEVER disappear in the shop!

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribele, Young Living Wellness )

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Eric Vossbrink

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#15 posted 02-28-2008 10:55 PM

HELLO! This is a crossover device designed to better help the Left Hander feel comfortable in society. I’m not trying to be elitist here. “Bi-manual” writing implements are available at most stores, but If I were to design this to fit left handed pencils only, there would not be enough in it for me to go into production…At the price point I’m trying to hit, most lefty’s could either afford the lefty pencil, or the pencil holder…not both.

thanks for your input…this should have probably been a forum topic.

-- http://www.newwaveukulele.com

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