|Project by jumbojack||posted 03-27-2015 03:19 PM||1445 views||6 times favorited||8 comments|
I have built several of these really cool pencil boxes, they are always a hit. Not just with the youngsters either. It seems the nostalgic look transports the olders to carefree days.
I actually made three in this run and two were gobbled up before I could get photos. They are made from spalted Birch. This was a neighbirhood tree that died and I was fortunate enough to harvest.
The crawlie things that helped kill the tree left a little depression that I used as a finger grab on the lid. Normally I use a 9/16 Foerster bit to cut a little half moon for the finger grab.
The second photo shows the 12 degree compound cut, I used the band saw. The compound cut locks the box together when closed. It is 12 degrees both ways. The box has two layers and pivots on a 1/4” dowel that runs from the top to within 1/8” of the bottom.
The lid is 1/8” and rides in a 1/8” groove. I ease the edges of the lid with a block plane a skosh so the lid slides pretty easy. You want some friction to keep the lid closed.
I finished them all with a few siblings of Watco.
Thanks for looking.
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