Pencil Boxes

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Project by Timmy2Hands posted 10-30-2018 06:24 PM 1821 views 12 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Christmas is coming up and pencil boxes make terrific gifts for kids and adults alike.

The Tiger Maple box here was specifically made to hold 24 colored pencils to go along with some coloring books. The liner is made from Walnut. The lids are cut off at an angle so they can only fit one way.
The other two boxes are made from some hardwood flooring samples I had, one is Chestnut, and the other is an unknown Brazilian hardwood. The liners for these boxes are made from pine, and they are made to fit generic pencils or pens.
They are finished with Danish Oil and furniture wax.

In order to fit a specific number of pencils I used SketchUp to work out the interior size of the box and I worked outward from there to get the final size of my parts.

-- Tim McCoy - @Timmy2Hands on Instagram

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#1 posted 10-30-2018 06:57 PM

Awesome Christmas idea. Those are some great looking pencil boxes. The liners really make them pop. You are going to have some happy recipients come Christmas morning.

-- Earl "I'm a pessamist - generally that increases the chance that things will turn out better than expected"

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#2 posted 10-31-2018 12:57 AM

Very well done.

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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#3 posted 10-31-2018 01:30 AM

Very nice.

-- Galootish log blog,

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#4 posted 10-31-2018 02:31 AM

The design is really nice. These are a great idea!

-- AJ

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#5 posted 10-31-2018 08:48 AM

Excellent idea for gift. I like this angled cut…I will definately use this on some box in the future.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#6 posted 10-31-2018 09:34 AM

Good idea

-- Petey

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#7 posted 10-31-2018 09:47 PM

Tim , nice job and congratulations on your ‘Daily Top 3’ award.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#8 posted 11-01-2018 12:30 AM

Nicely Done Tim!

-- Richard (Ontario, CANADA)

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#9 posted 11-01-2018 09:36 PM

Great Idea and well executed. I’m sure they will be a hit!

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#10 posted 11-02-2018 05:51 PM

Tim, these are beautiful. I especially like the maple and walnut combination. The angle cut on the top is a great idea. I didn’t get it at first, but it is a slick and easy way to see that the grain is always matched up. These will be great Christmas presents.

If I made one, would it be a good idea to incorporate a sharpener into the lid or bottom? Any thought on doing that? Steadtler makes a nice one. This one could work as it catches the shavings. Of course a sharpener could complicate the design too much. Thanks for including the drawing with measurements. Nice job on the photos. Keep boxing and keep posting.

-- Big Al in IN

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#11 posted 04-28-2019 06:34 AM

would it be a good idea to incorporate a sharpener into the lid or bottom?

Yes, great idea!!

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