Pencil Box #2 for my boss

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Project by Matt (Upper Cut) posted 01-05-2008 05:10 AM 7127 views 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My boss loves the whiteboard, and loves whiteboard markers, but can never find them. So I figured I would use up the rest of my stinky Zebrawood that I hate more than anything and will never use again, and make him a whiteboard marker box. I’ll fill it with markers before giving it to him.

All glue, and very thin wood this time. Miters done with 45degree bit on router table. Two coats of danish oil.


-- Matt Gradwohl, Upper Cut Woodworks,

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#1 posted 01-05-2008 05:13 AM

Nice work. Good looking joints and finish.


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#2 posted 01-05-2008 05:15 AM

Good looking Box. Great job.

-- 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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#3 posted 01-05-2008 05:24 AM

Very nice! Should be worth a few brownie points ;^D

-- Tom, Surfside Beach, SC - Romans 8:28

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#4 posted 01-05-2008 06:30 AM

Trying to score points with the boss eh. Very nice.

-- Ron, Twain Harte, Ca. Portable on site Sawmill Service

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#5 posted 01-05-2008 07:08 AM

Like the box – wish I had a boss I liked enough to make a box for.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#6 posted 01-05-2008 01:30 PM

Bill.. if you gave your boss something like this, he might treat you differently. This is wonderful!

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (, Young Living Wellness )

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#7 posted 01-05-2008 01:49 PM

Like it or not it has radical grain that almost always looks good—as it does with your boss’s box.

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#8 posted 12-17-2008 06:01 PM

Just came up on the roll the dice feature. That Zebrawood is beautiful. You did a wonderful job with it despite your apparent dislike of the wood . Did your Boss like it ?
Happy Holidays

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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Matt (Upper Cut)

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#9 posted 12-17-2008 07:04 PM

Thanks for the comments, he liked the box, so that’s a win.

-- Matt Gradwohl, Upper Cut Woodworks,

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#10 posted 12-17-2008 08:35 PM

Nice box.Glad he liked it.

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

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#11 posted 12-17-2008 08:55 PM

Is there any correlation between the fact that you totally dislike the wood and it stinks, and, you deciding to use it for your boss’s gift? Interesting color. Nice miters.

-- Don, Pittsburgh

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