Pencil Box

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Project by Jim Crockett (USN Retired) posted 08-23-2008 09:55 PM 1656 views 1 time favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was to be a prototype for some boxes I plan to make for the grandkids but it came out too well to just leave sitting around. So I finished it up and will give it to my daughter for her birthday – she is into scrapbooking and it will be a good place to keep her pens, etc. away from my twin 6-year old grandsons.

1/4” poplar body and bottom; 3/8” top. Finger/Box Joints are 1/8”, cut on the table saw. Finished with MinWax Cherry over a wash coat of 1# shellac, three coats of wipe-on gloss poly and one coat of wipe-on satin poly.

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#1 posted 08-23-2008 11:56 PM

great finish … nice color

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#2 posted 08-24-2008 12:43 AM

Nice pencil box.

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#3 posted 08-24-2008 02:14 AM

Great little pencil/pen box. I bet your daughter is thrilled. Thanks for sharing.

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#4 posted 08-24-2008 02:15 AM

You know, I think I like this box better than the other one you posted at the same time. This one looks more inviting to pick up and touch.
It would be great to be able to do so!

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#5 posted 08-24-2008 02:16 AM

It’s funny how you build something with one purpose in mind but it morphs into something else. Very nice: I really like the joints.

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#6 posted 08-24-2008 05:08 PM

A very nice pencil box for your daughter. Children like sliding lids.

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#7 posted 08-25-2008 02:56 PM

the prototype? Impressive!
very nice

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#8 posted 08-28-2008 10:42 PM

Great job!

Thanks for the post


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