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Project by Marcial posted 01-09-2021 11:05 PM 1025 views 3 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A revision of a pencil sharpener ( http://smortegav.blogspot.com/2020/12/the-improved-and-safer-pencil-sharpener.html for the backstory) was what got me started on this little project.
The box is 8 inches square and 2 inches deep. I was going to make it with a hinge and latch; just when I thought pencil boxes were a thing of the past, when getting ready to post this project, I saw another pencil box with the same latch I was going to use- see last photo. Like the other poster, I used scraps and forewent a hinge and latch construction to avoid having to shop or order anything. I also wanted something that could fit in a toolbox when traveling and serve as a holder on a desk/work top. More at this link: http://smortegav.blogspot.com/2021/01/pencil-and-pen-box.html





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Dave Polaschek

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#1 posted 01-10-2021 02:02 AM

Looks like you might need to edit the urls. They want me to create a blog on blogger…

Nice looking box, though.

-- Dave - Santa Fe

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Marcial

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#2 posted 01-10-2021 04:55 AM

Hi Dave; you have a future as an editor. As for me, grasshopper has much to learn in the social media dept- if nothing else, proofread first.

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woodbutcherbynight

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#3 posted 01-10-2021 05:26 AM

Pretty slick design. Nice you can take it with you off site if needed.

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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#4 posted 01-10-2021 05:34 AM

I really like that. It’s a really neat efficient design.

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Rick Dennington

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#5 posted 01-10-2021 06:49 AM

Sweet…..!! I need to revise mine into something like that…..! Mine’s about 35 years old, and made of 1/4” ply.

-- " There's a better way.....find it"...... Thomas Edison.

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swirt

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#6 posted 01-10-2021 05:49 PM

I like it. My shop pencil bin is a mess.

-- Galootish log blog, http://www.timberframe-tools.com

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Marcial

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#7 posted 01-12-2021 04:01 AM



Pretty slick design. Nice you can take it with you off site if needed.

- woodbutcherbynight


Thanks for the appreciation. As far as execution, there is room for improvement. I’m very happy with the end result though and it will find a compartment when I make a traveling tool chest.

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Marcial

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#8 posted 01-12-2021 04:02 AM



I really like that. It s a really neat efficient design.

- BurlyBob


Thanks!

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Marcial

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#9 posted 01-12-2021 04:05 AM


Sweet…..!! I need to revise mine into something like that…..! Mine s about 35 years old, and made of 1/4” ply.

- Rick Dennington


Thanks! Pencil boxes are a thing as another one was posted same wknd as mine. Look forward to seeing your version.

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Marcial

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#10 posted 01-12-2021 04:10 AM



I like it. My shop pencil bin is a mess.

- swirt


Thanks! It’s irritating to have to mark something and, even though I have lots of pencils, mechanical and wood all over the place- including the floor at times-, yet not readily at hand. Hopefully the box will fix that.

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mafe

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#11 posted 01-26-2021 02:02 PM

So nice and yes of course you have such perfect order, even in your pens.
Impressed in so many ways.
Fine work.
Send my thoughts.
Big smile,
Mads

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect.

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Marcial

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#12 posted 01-27-2021 04:30 AM

Hi Mads, thanks for looking in. We’re starting to think travel again (I’m fully vaccinated and Ger will be in two weeks) and, remembering what great fun we had in Denmark, daydreaming about returning. I’ve read and heard great things about Aarhus. Hope you are well.

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mafe

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#13 posted 01-28-2021 09:17 PM

Whoooo, if you are going to Aarhus, I will have to come and meet up. But it will have to wait a while, until the vaccines are going to my door… Here we are getting vaccines due to age and if we are well, so I’m not front line.
Otherwise you are of course welcome here in Copenhagen or in my allotment house in Vordingborg, for some simple living.
All well here, I try to stay sane during the dark winter and lock down – not at all an easy task…
Smiles.

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect.

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