Purpleheart Pencil Box

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Project by ignatz posted 03-17-2015 12:32 AM 1020 views 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Lift-top box made of purpleheart, with lacewood and birch inlay. Finish is Tried and True varnish oil and paste wax.

-- "I have learned from my mistakes, and I am sure I can repeat them exactly" — Peter Cook

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#1 posted 03-17-2015 03:21 AM

Wow, beautiful. Excellent crafting. Must be some mighty special pencils.

-- Ron, Eugene, OR, "Curiosity is a terrible thing to waste."

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#2 posted 03-17-2015 03:32 AM


-- "I have learned from my mistakes, and I am sure I can repeat them exactly" — Peter Cook

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#3 posted 03-17-2015 06:57 AM

I like the design and colors, and the finish turned out great.

-- Allen, Colorado (Instagram @bobasaurus_woodworking)

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#4 posted 03-17-2015 01:46 PM

That box is a real beauty.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#5 posted 03-18-2015 01:21 AM

I love it!

-- Kel Snake, ~ Mystery By Design ~

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#6 posted 03-18-2015 02:59 AM

Good design overall. I like the deep purple of the wood. Not sure about the Birch, but the Lacewood looks great. I built a sled to cut miters for lids like yours. It helps with accuracy, Usually. Boxes are a lot of fun to make aren’t they!!

-- Robert, so much inspiration here, and now time to work!!!

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