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Turned desk set from wood and leather consists of a pencil holder and a paper-clip font.
AMERICAN WOODTURNER Sep 1990 (v.5#1) pg. 2

Tip on making a simple wooden holder for a pencil and a scale which can be placed near every woodworking machine.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #39 Jul-Aug 1994 pg. 20

Trick box. Decorative wooden pencil box with a rotating lid won't open until you rap the bottom on the heel of your hand. Overall dimensions: 5"x11"x3" tall.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #39 Jul-Aug 1994 pg. 38

Pencil box with three compartments. Two are revealed when the top is slid open. The larger top compartment then pivots open to provide access to a bottom compartment.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #59 Jun 1997 pg. 58

Pencil holder is made from five painted toilet paper tubes glued to a circle of foam board.
ARTIST'S MAGAZINE Jul 1994 (v.11#7) pg. 2A

Folding organizer for pencils, pens, brushes and other small tools.
ARTIST'S MAGAZINE Oct 1995 (v.12#10) pg. 2A

Tip shows how to make a holder for a multitude of colored pencils of varying lengths.
ARTIST'S MAGAZINE Jul 1997 (v.14#7) pg. 32

Tip shows how to make a hollowed wooden rod to protect pencil points.
ARTIST'S MAGAZINE Nov 1997 (v.14#11) pg. 32

Giant mushroom pencil holder is made from cardboard tubing and papier-mache.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Sep 1971 (v.49#9) pg. 70

Crayon kangaroo. A stuffed toy with a large "pocket" to hold crayons, pencils, etc. Est. cost: $8.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Feb 1984 (v.62#2) pg. 33, 48

Trough-like wooden box to hold pens and pencils is partitioned at one end for paper clips or stamps. Hinged lid conceals contents. Est. cost: $13.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1987 (v.65#7) pg. 72, 115

Desk set pen and pencil holder made by attaching a model train engine (or caboose) and two sections of track to a decorative wooden base.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1987 (v.65#7) pg. 80

Pencil container for kids to make from potato-crisps container.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Sep 1999 (v.77#9) pg. 278

Porky the Porcupine pencil stand is made from a piece of pine 2"x4"x6" with a 1-1/2" diameter ball for the head. Sixteen holes drilled into the pine make holders for pens or pencils.
BOYS' LIFE Nov 1974 (v.64#11) pg. 60

Build a desk set (pencil and letter holders) from thick tree branches.
BOYS' LIFE Dec 1989 (v.79#12) pg. 73

Back to school bugs. Project for kids ages 5 to 9. Empty soup can is turned into a pencil holder covered with pom pom bugs.
CRAFTS Sep 1992 (v.15#9) pg. 24

Cross-stitched insert to personalize a purchased wooden pencil box. Motif of a large yellow pencil is topstitched with a name.
CRAFTS Sep 1998 (v.21#9) pg. 26, 45

Pencil holder made from wood consists of a fish profile set on a wooden base. Patterns for 5 fish included.
CREATIVE CRAFTS #85 Feb 1982 (v.8#1) pg. 58

Seven easy summer projects designed for kids. Includes a butterfly pencil holder, clothespin key rings, a child's play rug, milk carton houses, wooden picture dominoes, a bread dough sheep plaque and a fish-shaped breadboard.
DECORATING & CRAFT IDEAS Jun 1977 (v.8#5) pg. 62

How to make a butterfly pencil holder from fabric, trims and a paper tube or fruit juice can.
DECORATING & CRAFT IDEAS Jun 1977 (v.8#5) pg. 63

Animal-shaped pencil and crayon holder.
FAMILY CIRCLE Oct 23 1978 (v.91#12) pg. 129

Rainbow pencil holder.
FAMILY CIRCLE Nov 1 1980 (v.93#15) pg. 65, 118

Wooden pencil box is decorated by gluing brightly colored pencils to the top of the box.
FAMILY CIRCLE Nov 3 1981 (v.94#15) pg. 94, 137

Desk-top accessory is a combination pencil tray and planter that holds two 3" pots. Est. cost: $5.
FAMILY CIRCLE Oct 23 1984 (v.97#15) pg. 116, 190

Tip: Attach half section of spring-type clothespin to a carpenter's pencil to prevent losing the pencil.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #265 Jan 1986 (v.36#1) pg. 96

Tip on using "Velcro" to keep your pencils within easy reach.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #312 Oct 1990 (v.40#9) pg. 43

Several ideas for keeping workshop pencils handy and ready to use.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #392 Oct 1998 (v.48#9) pg. 15

Tip: Make this holder for a carpenter's crayon.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #13 Feb-Mar 1983 pg. 12

Tip: A fuse clip makes an excellent holder for a pencil.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #15 Jun-Jul 1983 pg. 18

Tip on mating a flat carpenters pencil with half a spring clothespin to form a pocket clip.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #72 Feb-Mar 1992 pg. 26

Ice cream cone pencil holder to fit in a notebook is sewn from gingham fabric.
GOOD HOUSEKEEPING Nov 1979 (v.189#5) pg. 172, 310

Roll-up pencil holder made from a matchstick placemat and grosgrain ribbon.
GOOD HOUSEKEEPING Jun 1982 (v.194#6) pg. 169, 236

Colorful "paint palette" is an appliqued linen pouch for carrying pens, pencils and other school supplies.
GOOD HOUSEKEEPING Nov 1983 (v.197#5) pg. 175, 344

Perfect accessories. Matching pencil and card cases are made from four-shaft huck woven honeycomb style.
HANDWOVEN Sep-Oct 1999 (v.20#4) pg. 46, 71

Simple wooden pencil holder is a good project to teach mass production techniques to a school shop class.
INDUSTRIAL EDUCATION Nov 1979 (v.68#8) pg. 24

Simple wooden pencil block holds 8 pencils and can swivel.
INDUSTRIAL EDUCATION Jan 1980 (v.69#1) pg. 40

Leather-covered tin can makes a good pencil holder, trinket box, etc.

Four floral needlepoint projects: (1) Bookend slipcovers. (2) Pincushion. (3) 3-inch square picture. (4) Pencil holder.
McCALLS NEEDLEWORK & CRAFTS Fall 1980 (v.25#3) pg. 111, 154

Stencil a tulip. Tips on making a pillow, a book cover, recipe box cover and pencil holder.
McCALLS NEEDLEWORK & CRAFTS Apr 1985 (v.30#2) pg. 61

Personalize school backpacks and totes with a cross-stitched name or initials panel that looks like a blackboard. Includes instructions for making a pencil case for a ring binder, an "A-to-Z" belt, and a doorknob message: "Shhh...Genius at work". Includes charted alphabet.
McCALLS NEEDLEWORK & CRAFTS Aug 1985 (v.30#4) pg. 80

Crocheted pencil case is cross-stitched with an apple.
McCALLS NEEDLEWORK & CRAFTS Aug 1992 (v.38#4) pg. 39, 41

Desk unit holds nine pencils and a sharpener.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #421 Jun 1963 (v.59) pg. 112

Turned walnut pencil caddy.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #446 Jul 1965 (v.61) pg. 117

Sew a crayon caddy for a child.
NEEDLECRAFT FOR TODAY Sep-Oct 1984 (v.7#5) pg. 7

Make a needlepoint Florentine design pencil holder.
NEEDLECRAFT FOR TODAY May-Jun 1985 (v.8#3) pg. 10, 30, 41

Counted cross-stitch pencil caddy is worked in an apple motif, with the message, "A wise teacher makes learning a joy." The embroidered cloth is glued around a soup can and ribbon strips added as trim on the top and bottom edges.
NEEDLECRAFT FOR TODAY Mar-Apr 1986 (v.9#2) pg. 6

Needlepointed desk set. Desk pad, pencil holder, storage box and bookmark are worked with a motif of crosses and squares.
NEEDLEPOINT PLUS #97 May-Jun 1990 (v.17#1) pg. 18

Easy-to-make holder made by enlarging the holes in perforated hardboard.
POPULAR MECHANICS Mar 1972 (v.137#3) pg. 50R

Five projects you can make for home and yard include a stamp and pencil holder for a desk.
POPULAR MECHANICS May 1973 (v.139#5) pg. 88

Two styles of holders. One is made from "L'eggs" panty hose containers with holes drilled in them and glued to a wooden base. The second is made from aluminum stock machined and drilled to look like revolver cylinders.
POPULAR MECHANICS Mar 1975 (v.143#3) pg. 42

Crayon holders are shaped like animals. Cut from wood with holes drilled to hold the crayons.
POPULAR MECHANICS Nov 1978 (v.150#5) pg. 117

Four Valentine gifts. (1) Heart shaped tilting mirror. (2) Heart-shaped jewelry box. (3) Heart-shaped crayon holder. (4) Ring caddy shaped like a hand. Put rings on "fingers".
POPULAR MECHANICS Feb 1980 (v.153#2) pg. 124

Pencil inserted in a wood dowel attached to a long string with a golf ball weight at the other end. Pass string through a screw eye attached to the wall and a pencil is always available in workshop, near telephone, etc.
POPULAR SCIENCE Nov 1971 (v.199#5) pg. 118

Pencil box for a collector. Make a band saw box with a hinged top, half-round ends, and flocked interior. Overall dimensions: 13"x4"x2" deep.
POPULAR WOODWORKING #110 Sep 1999 (v.19#4) pg. 58

Tip suggests using a piece of pipe insulation as a pencil cushion to hold pencils.
SHOPNOTES #32 Mar 1997 (v.6) pg. 29

Wooden desk set features three no-nonsense accessories. (1) Square open-top pencil holder. (2) Holder for Rolidex cards. (3) Note pad holder.
WEEKEND WOODWORKING (PROJECTS) #36 Nov 1993 (v.6#6) pg. 26

100 bazaar best-sellers. Desk accessories, note paper folders, pencil holders, pincushions, etc.
WOMAN'S DAY Sep 1 1981 (v.44#14) pg. 73

Crayon holder and tape dispenser shaped and painted like a butterfly.
WOMAN'S DAY Nov 3 1981 (v.45#2) pg. 80, 134

Scrap wood pencil holder attaches to perforated hardboard.
WOOD MAGAZINE #79 Jun 1995 (v.12#4) pg. 26

Bronze beauties. Wooden cutouts are finished to look like antique metal. (1) WELCOME plaque with a horse motif. (2) Bucking bronco motif decorates a pencil tray.
WOOD MAGAZINE #87 Apr 1996 (v.13#3) pg. 70, Insert

Flip-up pen box. Small, decorative wooden box stores a pen and pencil set. Raising the lid lifts the pen and pencil out of the storage slots for easier access.
WOOD MAGAZINE #124 May-Jun 2000 (v.17#4) pg. 43, Insert

Wooden pencil holder and card holder for 3x5 cards. Sharp pencils are separated from dull pencils in this simple device.
WOODSMITH #2 Mar 1979 pg. 12

Two-piece wooden desk set (a pencil holder and a note pad box).
WOODSMITH #114 Dec 1997 (v.19) pg. 30

Laminated-wood pencil holder and paperweight set.
WOODWORK #7 Fall 1990 pg. 60

Pencil holder for shirt pocket is made from wood.
WOODWORKER Aug 1991 (v.95#8) pg. 856

Wooden pencil box features a tambour top made from flexible veneer.
WOODWORKER Mar 1993 (v.97#3) pg. 92

Wooden pencil box (11"x2"x2") features a sliding cover (to access the top compartment) and a rotating action (to access the bottom compartment). Reprinted from the January 1944 issue.
WOODWORKER Jan 1994 (v.98#1) pg. 110

Mahogany inkwell pencil holder is turned on a lathe.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Nov-Dec 1981 (v.5#6) pg. 29

Wooden pencil boxes made from exotic and/or laminated woods. Corners feature exposed, decorative splines. Overall dimensions: 2"x2"x10".
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Sep-Oct 1989 (v.13#5) pg. 48

Wooden box with grooves to hold a pen and pencil set features a sliding lid.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Nov-Dec 1997 (v.21#6) pg. 58

Giraffe pencil holder worked in needlepoint.
WORKBASKET Aug 1982 (v.47#9) pg. 14

Needlepointed plastic canvas pencil box features motifs of pencils, crayons and scissors.
WORKBASKET Sep 1989 (v.54#10) pg. 36

Horse pencil holder.
WORKBENCH Jul-Aug 1965 (v.21#4) pg. 57

Simple pen and pencil holder made by drilling holes in a section of a decorative piece of wood from a tree branch.
WORKBENCH May-Jun 1979 (v.35#3) pg. 93

Simple rack stores pens and pencils upright, each one in a different slot.
WORKBENCH Nov-Dec 1986 (v.42#6) pg. 70

Teen desk set. (1) Sturdy bookends with uprights that look like leather-bound books. (2) Notepad caddy keeps self-adhesive notepads and a pencil within reach. (3) File holder made from hoops of polished bronze brazing rods and wooden dowels. (4) Wooden pencil box.
WORKBENCH Mar-Apr 1989 (v.45#2) pg. 53
Added Info WORKBENCH Sep-Oct 1989 (v.45#5) pg. 8