I like to use a notebook to sketch out ideas before moving to production, but my pencils never seem to be with it (kids! ) when I need them. Glowforge to the rescue!
It’s a sheet of maple plywood, cut to hold the pencils. A strap of elastic weaves in and out of the wood to hold them in place. Nothing too fancy, but the idea might be useful to someone.
Here’s the top:
I cut it from the bottom and engraved (three passes) a relief for the elastic, so that the whole thing could be glued onto the cover of my sketchbook. The elastic is glued on both ends with E6000, and then the board is glued inside the cover. I had to sacrifice a few pages to make room when it was closed, but definitely worth it.