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10-minute pencil holder for school supplies

Use a large branch and your Bosch drill / driver to make this 10-minute pencil holder that is perfect for keeping a study desk neat and organised.


Tree stump or large branch offcut 20cm high and 20cm wide



Wood chisel or large flathead screwdriver

Drill / Driver and 8mm wood bit

Sander and 180-grit sandpaper


Prepare your stump by using a wood chisel or flathead screwdriver to remove the outer layer of bark.

1. Begin by marking the positions for the holes on the stump that will serve as the pencil holders. To ensure even distribution of the holes, use a compass to draw two circles around the centre of the wood, one larger and one smaller. Now you can mark drill holes approximately 20mm apart along these circles.

2. Use your drill / driver and 8mm wood bit to drill holes 40mm to 50mm deep.

3. After drilling the holes smooth any rough edges with your sander and 180-grit sandpaper.

Small, compact and easy to use, the Bosch PSM Primo multi-sander is ideal for the home DIY enthusiast and is ideal for small projects. The PSM Primo multi-sander is the lightest and smallest multi-sander on the market, and this ergonomically designed tool allows for easy handling and maneuverability. The sander also features an integrated micro-filter box for dust free work while sanding, as well as a dust extraction port that allows for easy connection of a vacuum cleaner.

Its slim sanding plate and extended tip offers easy sanding of edges, notches and hard-to-reach areas, while the sanding sheet comes with two spare tips, offering even more use without having to change the entire sanding sheet.


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