Pencil Boxes

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Project by ShakerBoxMaker posted 02-21-2009 03:35 PM 1911 views 5 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These are walnut and maple finger jointed pencil boxes. I found a local small business that laser engraved the art work and text on the lids for less than $10 per box!

The lid simply sides out the right end. The bottom is the same maple as the lid. Nothing special inside, although a felt lining would certaily add to it.

They were a great hit with the well deserving teachers that recieved them.

-- -- Mark in Fort Wayne, IN

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#1 posted 02-21-2009 03:41 PM

Very nice box.

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#2 posted 02-21-2009 03:51 PM

I’m impressed. Very nice looking pencil boxes. What a great idea. I’ll bet those that recieve these will enjoy them for a lifetime.

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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#3 posted 02-21-2009 04:54 PM

Beautiful little boxes, the final result with the engraving is really nice!

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#4 posted 02-21-2009 06:10 PM


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#5 posted 02-22-2009 04:26 AM

Cool… My brother in law just bought a laser. I’m staying in good with him. :) Sure adds a nice touch!

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#6 posted 02-22-2009 05:39 AM

Great looking pencil boxes. The laser work is great.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Appomattox Virginia [email protected]

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#7 posted 02-22-2009 05:19 PM

Great looking boxes especially the contrasting woods. Do you have pictures you can share of the interior?

-- Bio

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#8 posted 02-22-2009 05:58 PM

These are really nice gifts.Sure beats the old “apple for the teacher” lol

-- Dustygirl..Hastings,Ontario.. How much wood can 1 gal chuck if 1 gal can't cut wood?

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#9 posted 02-22-2009 06:12 PM

Bio—There is nothing special inside. Other than a gift card when they were given away. It is finished the same and the bottom is the same maple as the lid. I could have added a felt bottom, but as with most projects I was up against a hard deadline!

I added a picture that shows the lid slid open to get a peak inside.

-- -- Mark in Fort Wayne, IN

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#10 posted 02-22-2009 07:06 PM

Thanks a lot. I need to do a project like this for some people but I was wondering how most did the interior.

-- Bio

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#11 posted 03-31-2009 09:08 PM

What a great idea! They look fantastic. Excellent choice in woods!

-- Dale, Oregon

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