Dry Erase Pen Holder

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Project by Snakeye posted 05-24-2012 04:37 PM 2812 views 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

In my job, we draw on grease boards to brief others, formulate our gameplans, and explain what we are going to do… and yes, we typically use all four colors routinely (it’s almost like coloring in kindergarden, only I’ve upgraded from crayons). Since we stand all the time as we do this, we’ll either tape all four pens together or mount them on a piece of wood.

I decided to make my own customized one. I do not know what the wood species is of the main block is – I grabbed that from a scrap pile. But sandwiched between it is a strip of thin mahogany. The inset wood (where the pen caps are) are naturally colored to match the pen colors – starting from the blue: Blue Mahoe (found here), Green Kauri (here), Gabon Ebony (here), and Bloodwood (here).

Minus some “electric” help in sanding (because it can be quite monotonous) and drilling, the rest was done by hand (mainly insetting the exotic woods) and shaping the block with handplanes. It is sanded to match my grip, making it comfortable to hold and organic looking.

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#1 posted 05-25-2012 12:54 PM

That was a good idea. Anybody at your job put in an order for one?

-- ~ Bob ~ Newton, N.H.

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#2 posted 05-25-2012 02:47 PM

Love when there is a fancy project for something so small like that. It just makes me happy.

-- I came, I was conquered, I was born again. ἵνα ὦσιν ἓν

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#3 posted 05-27-2012 07:33 PM

Great project! Most useful too! I hope you stay in the lines. ;)

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#4 posted 05-29-2012 09:14 AM

Thanks all!

Bob817: I’ve already got 3 dudes asking me to make it for them!

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