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Project by JerryinCreek posted 11-05-2015 06:37 PM 1051 views 2 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I wanted give the kids next door a little pencil box gift; and the kid up the block; don’t forget the one down there … . Anyway, I ended-up making eight boxes.

I created the boxes with Wenge and Curly Maple. I wanted to added to an inlay but had never attempted that before. So, I chose some clip art designs to print as templates. I then studied on-line instructions and practiced for many hours before cutting into my Wenge box lids.

The inlays are either Bloodwood or Yellow Heart. The boxes are 2 1/4×3 1/4×9 3/4 out of 1/4” stock. The lid is 5/16” stock. The finish is several coats of Minwax wipe on poly, then wet sanded with 400 grit and some final spray coats of satin poly.

-- Jerry, Johnson Creek, WI "If it was meant to be different it would be."

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#1 posted 11-05-2015 08:36 PM

your practice certainly paid off. the inlays (and the boxes) look very nice. well done!

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#2 posted 11-05-2015 09:13 PM

All I gotta say is “Lucky Kids!” Nice choice of colors and inlay shapes. As always your execution is flawless!

-- Don, Silver City New Mexico, parsimony, utility and elegance - blueprint for any project.

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#3 posted 11-05-2015 09:13 PM

Great job! On the boxes and the inlays!

-- Todd, Huntsville, AL

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#4 posted 11-06-2015 02:20 AM

Dude, that’s super generous. Maybe karma will grant you some commissions from their parents.

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#5 posted 11-06-2015 07:30 AM

They looks awesome. Kids will be very happy.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#6 posted 11-06-2015 05:22 PM

Do Kids still use Pencil Boxes now days? Where is the USB Plug to charge their phone. :)

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