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Of Tool Cabinets, Chewing Gum and Sealng Wax #23: Cargo Style Pencil Box

03-18-2022 09:17 AM by Bill Berklich | 1 comment »

I needed a couple of quick gifts and a pencil box seemed like a good idea. This Cargo Crate Style Pencil Box features simple butt joints and a tilting lid. And uses the material scraps to create a cargo crate esthetic. The finish is a wipe on Boiled Linseed Oil (BLO) which is perfect for this project. I started with 1/4” Red Oak stock from the big box store 3-1/2” wide x 48” long. Enough material for two 9” x 4” x 2-1/4” boxes (outside dimensions) I cut the top, bottom and sides all to 9” in length leaving the top and bottom at stock width of 3-1/2” and ripped the sides to 2-1/4” wide. The ends I cut to 3-1/2” long x 2...

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