I have long been a fan of Nick Offerman, since the early days where he and Jimmy DiResta built a canoe. Recently I got the chance to power read ( look at the pictures and glance at some of the words ) Nicks book called Good Clean Fun. This is a great book and I will have to circle back to it when I have a bit more time.

I had been saving some applewood from my tree and thought it would work awesome for one of the Offerman Woodshop Pencil Holder.

This was a quick build that let me get outside while the spring thaw had begun, I straightened up a couple of edges on the wood piece, flattened a few sides and left some of the character on the wood. I drilled a 2 and ΒΌ inch hold and then managed to squeeze another hole that was 1 ΒΌ inch.

Applewood sands really well, It’s a very hard and tight-grained wood. I went up to 320 grit and then gave it a couple of coats of tongue oil.

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My name is Adam Patterson and I'm a full-time programmer and father. I make simple projects out of salvaged wood, steel, and other goodness.

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