I actually think this is better than most current pencil holders, in that the pencils are leaning out to be taken. And the individual tubes allows you to categorize your pens and pencil if you have such OCD tendencies.
It uses various sizes of PVC pipe. If you work with PVC a lot you probably like me hate to throw out even the littlest left over piece, here is you answer.
Step 1: You Will Need:
2. Plastic board. Probably the one thing you dont have. Go to a sign company or plastic supply and ask for rements of PVC board.
3. Spray paint. I prefer the look of metallic colors, but whatever suits you is fine, or if youre a PVC purest, leave the pipe with the beautiful natural white, and be proud of the greatest construction material God ever made.
4. A pair of good scissors or shears for cutting the plastic board.
5. A miter saw, set at 30o, but you can try other angles too.
6. PVC primer and PVC glue/cement.
7. Safety goggles.
Step 2: Cut PVC
Make the cuts on both ends 30o but you can experiment with more or less, even different angles if you really want the feeling of organic randomness.
For the big tubes of 1.5 make the cuts low, these will be your paperclip holders.
Use those safety goggles!
Step 3: Clean and Paint PVC
Stack all the tubes on the end of a 1/2 inch dowel. This makes for easy painting and drying. You could wait until the whole thing is assembled and try to paint then, but it's impossible to get into the crevasses. If you paint before you will still need to paint again after it's done to get the base and make a nice gloss finish. Try not to get paint on the bottoms where you will be glueing.
Step 4: Sand
Step 5: Mark and Cut Out the Base
Cut out a circle with scissors.
Step 6: Prime and Cement the PVC
Apply PVC primer to the end of the PVC pipes and the top of the PVC sheet that is now a circle.
Apply PVC cement to the tips of the pipe and sick them in place and hold for about 10 seconds until it holds on it's own. Repeat until all tubes are in place.
Step 7: Repaint
I would love to see pictures of your pencil holder. Please share.