There is nothing more satisfying than looking at your desk or workspace and seeing some of your own fun projects that help to keep you organized.

I wanted to make something that would feature a nice pen or pencil on a desk, I settled on a tray with a nice concave dish to it. After processing some scrap walnut to 48mm x 28mm or 1 7/8″ x 1 1/8″ keeping in mind that the router bit needs to fit within the width plus a little extra. So adjust as needed. I used the edge of my bench and some box tubing…

Pencil holder made from a block of walnut

Watch as I make a very simple pencil holder for my growing collection.

I want to thank Jimmy Diresta and Gary Vaynerchuk simply because they are both inspirational and genuine people. Both Jimmy and Gary said that hey often make content and keep it unlisted but the point is that something was made. And that got me thinking about my own projects.

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