Pen/Pencil Cove Box

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Project by NickJonesDesigns posted 11-05-2015 09:35 PM 1364 views 16 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This pen/ pencil box is made of solid genuine mahogany and Wenge. The cove was cut on the table saw after the box was glued up and the splines were added. The box measures 4.5”L x 3”W x 4.5”H.

No stains or dyes were used and all colors seen are the natural colors of the wood. Finished with 3 coats of shellac followed by 2 coats of poly.

Here are some other wood combinations

-- Nick Jones Designs,

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

Nice box. Good wood combination and I love the cove. I never would have thought about cutting it after the box was glued up.

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#2 posted 11-06-2015 12:20 AM

lovely design.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#3 posted 11-06-2015 02:23 AM

That is cool, always wanted to do a cove box like that but kind of afraid haha.

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#4 posted 11-06-2015 03:08 AM

Cool idea to cut the cove after gluing up. Nice way to ensure good joints. I imagine that took some creative prep to stay safe…

Great result – it’s got me thinking how I would tackle that.

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#5 posted 11-06-2015 07:29 AM

I realy like the shape. Very useful idea with making those curves on tablesaw.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#6 posted 11-06-2015 08:10 AM

Looks great!

-- Dreaming patterns

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#7 posted 11-06-2015 04:21 PM

Very nice design and build.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#8 posted 11-06-2015 04:59 PM

Clever, very nice.

-- Bob A in NJ

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#9 posted 11-06-2015 09:51 PM

I like the spline!
Hey you, nice spline!

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#10 posted 11-08-2015 04:32 PM

Very nice design. Just curious, what are the boxes in the center of the picture made from? Blood wood and yellow heart?

-- Steve, South Carolina,

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#11 posted 10-11-2016 11:30 PM

Very nice design. Just curious, what are the boxes in the center of the picture made from? Blood wood and yellow heart?

- SteveGaskins

They are Padauk with birdseye maple splines.

-- Nick Jones Designs,

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