From Doodle to New Box Joint Pencil

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Project by nonickswood posted 05-31-2015 09:49 PM 1671 views 6 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I was just doodling, and then thought this might make a nice pencil.
Could have had a little tighter joints but it looks OK.

Thanks for looking!

Black Walnut & Maple, Poly.

-- Nick, Virginia,

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#1 posted 05-31-2015 09:54 PM

Nice work Nick, very different well done

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#2 posted 05-31-2015 10:12 PM

That is awesome !!

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#3 posted 05-31-2015 10:27 PM

One of my favorites. Good one.

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#4 posted 05-31-2015 11:28 PM

That is one of the coolest pencils I’ve ever seen. Someday I would like to try pens and pencils. Not sure I could pull off something this nice, thanks for sharing.

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#5 posted 05-31-2015 11:52 PM

What a great idea!

And, the actual finished work is superb.

Thanks for sharing.


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#6 posted 05-31-2015 11:54 PM

I just had a wild idea to make this even more of a wonder…......

Once you get the blank, cut it down the middle lengthwise, flip it and glue it back together.

That way you’ll wind up with opposing woods x 4 with two box joints.

See what I mean????

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#7 posted 06-01-2015 12:02 AM

Thanks everyone for the comments,
Robert~ Yes I see what you mean, sounds like you have a Great idea, Go for it.

-- Nick, Virginia,

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#8 posted 06-01-2015 03:36 AM

Really interesting pen. That’s precise work on the joints, good job.

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#9 posted 06-01-2015 02:21 PM

Of all the pen I have seen and I use to really be into the pen making, that is the first time I have seen that. Very clever and a great looking pen, ahh pencil.

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#10 posted 06-01-2015 02:51 PM

Nick, that pencil is awesome! Great idea and very well done.

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#11 posted 06-01-2015 10:10 PM

I love it Nick!
You captured a design element that is so representative of the trade .
Dove Tail next maybe ?


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#12 posted 06-08-2015 02:53 AM

As you’ve been told …killer pencil are you taking orders? just lokin

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