Pencil Box

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Project by Luis M posted 08-22-2013 02:16 PM 2589 views 3 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a small box I built for my kids’ coloring supplies. The box was made entirely out of scrap materials, which dictated its size. The sides are made of white oak, the top from slip matched walnut, the bottom is book matched red oak and the dividers as well. The joinery is very simple, the sides are rabbeted and pinned together. I cut a 1/4” grove on the top and bottom of the sides to accept the top and bottom. I finished the box with 3 coats of wiping varnish and 1 coat of paste wax.

-- Luis

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#1 posted 08-22-2013 02:28 PM

Nice, I think I would need two full sheets of plywood to make a box for my boys drawing supplies. We must have 500 unsharpened pencils in one drawer alone. At least i always have a dozen for my shop.

-- Chris K

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#2 posted 08-22-2013 06:07 PM

Nicely done.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#3 posted 08-23-2013 12:54 PM

Great job!

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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#4 posted 08-25-2013 03:29 AM

Luis, just the type of box I am planning to build for a wedding where the Bride and Groom each write a love letter to the other and it is stored in the box and read at some later date. My neighbor has asked for a box to hold one wine bottle and two etched glasses. I have never done a grove box before; I like the finger hole to slide the top open.


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#5 posted 08-27-2013 01:43 PM

Like it, makes the crayons and other coloring stuff organized and safe. Great job!

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