Pencil Box

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Project by DanielS posted 04-27-2014 05:12 PM 1402 views 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a pencil box I’ve just finished. It’s made from some cherry and quartersawn sycamore. The finish is blo and paste wax. The sycamore took a little practice to plane, but I like the look of it. Let me know what you think.

-- Daniel S

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#1 posted 04-28-2014 05:37 AM

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#2 posted 04-28-2014 10:58 PM

Looks like you have the basics down. Did you use primarily hand tools? Those dovetails look pretty good. I have not acquired that skill yet.

I noticed the pencil marks. You could probably sand those out. There is quite a bit of overhang too. Maybe that was the plan. You might want to cut the top a little coser, or even flush on your next box.

Boxes are fun to make and handy to have. Good job!

You might want to look at Boxguy’s page. He has a lot of tutorials that are helpful.

-- Jerry... making sawdust in the Knobs of Southern Indiana

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#3 posted 04-29-2014 12:38 AM

This was all handtools, from rough lumber to finish. This is a deskbound box for a little girl’s desk. I’ll probably do a couple recessed sliding lids on some portable boxes. I left the pencil marks because I figured they’re out of sight. Thanks for the tip on boxguys tutorials.
I would just practice a lot on the dovetails. Mine are far from perfect. I will practice on little pieces of scrap sometimes. It’s definitely something I want to get better at.

-- Daniel S

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