I gave it a shot and made this candle holder and an art supply goblet. I'm sort of perturbed and elated about it all. Perturbed that I spent a lot of time trying to make super clean cuts with a carbide wood turning tool and using super glue as a finish for the goblet (getting some all over my hands) since I read posts about sanding not being a good idea with the pencils. Then I was elated that I tried sanding the candle holder one.. 180, 220, no color streaks at all! Then I put a dewaxed shellac on it, no problems and the shellac even made the pencil colors gleam in the light! I wish I would've sanded the goblet and all instead of messing around with glue and trying to take oh-so careful cuts. Oh well, maybe it depends on the brand/type of colored pencils you use. I got packs of them at the Dollar Tree. They're 9/32" in diameter and round. I got to use my Oneway Drill Wizard and lathe indexing to make the holes to glue them in. Only had one pop out of the candle holder and that's why I figued "what the hell, I'll try sanding and finishing it."