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The story behind this little "What is it", is that I had this 1/2 log piece that came with the lumber stash,pic1. I didn't know what kind of wood it was so I cut a about 6" off the end to clean up and see what I had. It turned out to be Maple. I didn't want to just throw away the piece so thought I would make a band saw box out of it.
So I cut the bottom off, cut out the center, glued up the sides and reattached the bottom. The cut on the bottom looked ugly so I made a molding and then made some feet for it and called it a desktop pencil holder.
The finish is 2 coats of spray shellac, and 6 coats of water based poly thinned 50/50 with water. I did stained the base/feet ,because it looked better next to the bark.
Not my finest work, but I saved it from the trash bin.
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That’s quite unique Herb , nice job. I’m wondering the left over piece could be sliced and used as dividers ?

I donít always insulate , but when I do .
Ok ,I never insulate

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Thatís quite unique Herb , nice job. Iím wondering the left over piece could be sliced and used as dividers ?
Rick,you might just have something there. Good idea, I had not thought of that. I will check that out.
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Rick,you might just have something there. Good idea, I had not thought of that. I will check that out.
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Itís quite wide . My concern was they would fall over . Thought a couple of dividers would do the trick

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1st rate Herb..
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Not your finest work is still better than a lot of my finest work,Herb. And imo would look good on anyone's desk. James jj777746
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Herb,
I like the rustic look with the bark still on, I think you might have started a new trend for pencil holders
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Very nice work Herb!
Thank you for posting the sequence of your creation. I think dividers would be a very nice touch.
Great idea Rick.
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I like it, Herb. I have some firewood that I might have to try that with. Did you partially sand the bark?
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