Pencil boxes

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Project by ward63 posted 09-08-2013 05:01 PM 4547 views 7 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made a few pencils boxes for the start of the school year.
The dark brown box is mulberry and a paulownia bottom,
the bigger light brown box is afrormosia.
The two black boxes are wenge, the smaller wenge box has a paulownia bottom.
The flutes were cut using a 1/2” cove bit.
Used super glue, thin and gel.
Finished with water-based poly, and carnauba wax.

Comments and questions welcome.


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#1 posted 09-08-2013 05:39 PM

Very nicely done and look great. Do you sell these in Japan? If so, how is the market there?

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

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#2 posted 09-08-2013 06:11 PM

Well done. Very much appeals to my weakness for nice pencil boxes.

-- "Everybody makes mistakes. A craftsman always fixes them." (Monty Kennedy, "The Checkering and Carving of Gunstocks", 1952)

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#3 posted 09-08-2013 08:35 PM

you created an assortment of wonderful pencil boxes. someone would be proud to own one.

-- Flaws are only in the eye of the artisan!

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#4 posted 09-09-2013 01:46 AM

Thanks for the kind comments, everyone.
The afrormosia box is for a university teacher, and the smaller wenge box is for an aspiring architect.
I would like to sell the other two but have no idea on how much to charge for them or what they would be worth in yen or dollars.

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#5 posted 09-09-2013 03:43 PM

Some years ago, my wife bought a similar box – without the pencil holders inside. She uses hers to corral a few pieces of her jewelry when we travel. Might be a good second way to market your beautiful work.

-- Mike from Lansdowne, PA

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#6 posted 09-09-2013 04:24 PM

Thanks for the great idea BigMig. Got me thinking on different style of sliding lid….

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#7 posted 09-10-2013 04:13 AM

Very impressive pencil boxes. Someone is going to be very happy to receive one

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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#8 posted 09-12-2013 01:39 PM

Cool pencil boxes! Way better than the plastic ones. I’m sure the recipients will be delighted to have one.

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#9 posted 09-13-2013 05:07 AM

Thank you NormG and Fishinbo. So far they are very happy.

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#10 posted 09-23-2013 10:29 PM

Love your Box’s So well made & finnished to perfection well done ::

-- BAZZ, LIVERPOOL UK A workshop is not a luxury . We need it to preserve our sanity in this frantic world we live in. A place to be at peace.

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#11 posted 01-13-2017 01:51 AM

Excellent Journeymen like work. Who ever takes these boxes to school had better keep an Eagle eye on them at all times.

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#12 posted 01-14-2017 10:18 PM

This is a great collection of pencil boxes.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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