Zebra wood pencil box.

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Project by Gerry Lawm posted 10-03-2014 12:18 AM 1305 views 2 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Stole this design from one a friend had. The lid is tapered underneath so you just press down and slide it open.

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#1 posted 10-03-2014 03:49 AM

Very attractive and 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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#2 posted 10-03-2014 01:06 PM

The “simple” but beautiful box is difficult to achieve. You have a strong candidate here. My compliments.

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

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#3 posted 10-03-2014 08:32 PM

Very nice box. I love the design. I would like to know more about how the box is constructed if possible.

-- Steve, South Carolina,

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#4 posted 10-03-2014 08:40 PM


I am with the guys above and as Steve said I too would be interested in the construction details please.

-- Regards Robert

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#5 posted 10-04-2014 12:06 AM

That’s a great looking pencil box! The wood looks fantastic! And yes, please do share construction details!

-- Dean

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#6 posted 10-04-2014 01:46 AM

I’m not sure these photos will post here as I’m just figuring this posting stuff out. Basically it’s just a dado ledge to hold the lid in place and then sanding or shaping the outer 2 1/2” or so of the underside of the lid to a rounded taper. This allows you to press each outer edge of the lid down enough, from the top, to clear the other side of the lid from the box edge, and slide it open.

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#7 posted 10-04-2014 03:09 AM

OK, I don’t get it. Two questions-

Are you sure this is zebra wood and not rosewood?

And do you hold the lid on with magnets? If it was a dado, it would hold the lid, but you wouldn’t be able to rock it up.

OK, three questions- do you just let gravity hold the lid on?

Beautiful box, in any event.

-- Random Orbital Nailer

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