The Seven Stitch Pencil Box

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Project by bluchz posted 04-16-2009 02:12 PM 1902 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well it’s finished and someone is already filling it with crayons.This is a small project that was made from a scrap of cedar i brought home from work about 3 years ago. It was supposed to be a quick project that could be finished before the kids lost interest.I have recently been reminded, by my children, of working with my father in the shop and never finishing anything…...he did a lot of thinking… i do to. So as i was trying to chisel for the hinges I managed to gouge my finger with the chisel and stall the project. We finished yesterday and the kids are very proud. Now that i think about it there are probably still 3 or 4 unfinished projects in my father’s shop that we started 20yrs ago or so lol. but i can’t ever remember him getting stitches while working on a project with me. lol

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#1 posted 04-16-2009 02:31 PM

Ahhh… Crayola – a kid’s best friend

Nice box – what did you finish it with?

-- Anything is possible when you have no idea what you're talking about.

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#2 posted 04-16-2009 02:50 PM

No project is really complete without blood stains.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#3 posted 04-16-2009 03:27 PM

The box is unfinished so u can sand it and renew the cedar smell. The joints are just cut flush at 45 degrees and are is just glued together.The bottom is ‘floating in a dado(is that the right term). I hope that it will hold up and the hardware is screwed and nailed on. There is still blood stain int the bottom since the kids did the final sanding. lol

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#4 posted 04-16-2009 04:16 PM

We have adults to watch the kids, who do we get to you/us? haha

-- spanky46 -- Never enough clamps...Never enough tools...Never enough time.

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