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    PENCIL HOLDERS

    These are some pencil holders; they are shown in the order they were made:

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    Regards.
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    I really like the holder that fits in the coffee mug. It would be perfect for a bunch of exacto knives or dental picks. With those you risk damaging the points to put the tips down. On the other hand without a holder you risk poking a finger when trying to grab one knife out of a bunch of tips. Or even just with sharpened pencils itsnthe same thing too.

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    Thanks, jere. It is very common to use coffee mugs as pencil or pen holders; in this case the wooden block with holes makes it a little different. You're right, any tool with the edge or tip (included a pencil) placed up involves risk of accidental contact. Later, I'll put another thread with a support for carving gouges where I show how I handled it.

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    Thanks morsa! Your Pencil Holders are most definitely homemade tools, so I've moved them into the Homemade Tools subforum and added them to our Storage and Organization category, as well as to your builder page: morsa's Homemade Tools. Your receipt:


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    Thanks Morsa! Great ideas for those small pointy things...have a silverware drawer container on my bench for some of those...think I'll transfer them to something like the ideas you've shown. Thanks for these Posts, very useful and clean!
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    Thanks PJs. It is a pleasure to share ideas and projects with you.

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    I have a couple of distributer caps sitting on the shelf doing duty as pencil holders.... you're only limitation is the number of cylinders....you know, only five pencils in a 4 cylinder cap, and so on.... Not really practical for a lot of pencils, but functional for a few and it looks cool. Kinda like a piston-ash tray.... Or connecting rod/piston door knocker...

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    You’are right, tractorman4. I like objects made with repurposed car pieces; besides reusing discarded parts, they give a kind of “industrial style” for decoration.
    It's a good idea to make a pencil holder out of a distributor cap, no matter the number of pieces it can hold.

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    Our variety of holders is widespread! A reference to using a cutlery tray initiated an add-in.
    Working everyday as a Toolmaker and Inspector; I use scales continuously, irritated when they are 'hard' to pick up with short nails.
    Unable to find a single cavity commercial tray longer than 12" with a rounded bottom; it was time to fabricate.
    I used roofing metal, it's about .015 thick. Wired edges close over welding filler rod. Formed radius over 4" tubing. Angled sides are about 15 degrees, the corner allows picking out scales perfectly. The feet are contoured to tray, attached by upholstery tacks. It's about 4" wide at the top. [ATTACH=CONFIG]10022 Aside from a bandsaw to rough out feet, this is entirely handmade.
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    Nice and useful tray, Toolmaker51. Besides it is easier to pick up the scales with the rounded bottom, the tray is also practical because you have these tools at hand and easily locatable on those rare occasions when the workbench becomes a mess.
    Perhaps these trays could be used to store some tools in a drawer or, if you place walls at the ends, to transport them from one place to another within the workshop.
    They could also be made of vinyl sheet, or PVC pipe 4 ", split in half.
    Thanks for sharing.

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