Introduction: Rustic Log Pencil Holder

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If you're like me then you probably have some extra logs just laying around outside. It's time to put them to some good use. I hope you enjoy this instructable!

Step 1: What You'll Need

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#1 a small log

#1 drill press
#2 a chop saw (cut off saw)

Step 2: Cutting Your Log

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I cut my log about 4 inches log and about 3 inches thick. It doesn't really matter. Just make sure it's big enough to hold the pencils that you need.

Step 3: Drilling the Holes

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When I drilled my holes I used a 5/16 of an inch drill bit. With this size you can fit just about every pencil you can think of. On a very rare occasion will you find a pencil that doesn't fit. Space your holes out about a cm apart but also try to get as many holes on there as you can fit. I got a total of 28 holes on mine which is more than enough for me.


SamuelA5 (author)2016-09-28

Just a suggestion if you plan on doing this again:

Drill the outer holes deeper than the central holes so the pencils will site at different tiers. It will make the pencils in the middle easier to get to.

C-Dawg04 (author)2016-09-20

Lol! Yeah it is.

Penolopy Bulnick (author)2016-09-19

It's like a little colored pencil bouquet!

C-Dawg04 (author)2016-09-18

Thank you!

DiyWaterDog (author)2016-09-18

Love how practical and simple it is. A nice piece of debarked cherry with a clear coat would be awesome. Thanks for sharing.

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