Pencil box

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Project by hairy posted 12-14-2015 06:00 PM 1351 views 19 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

PVC pipe thread inserts cut down and epoxied in.

I used my fluting jig to make the cap end look like it was crimped on.

To make a circle into a hexagon I used the lathe index and tool rest to draw 6 evenly spaced lines along the length. Draw a line across the ends. I used a small block plane to bring it down to the lines.

Capacity 20 #2 Standard pencils.

I learned a lot from this little box and had some fun along the way.

Mahogany and walnut. Acrylic paints and rattle can lacquer. 12” long x 3” wide.

-- stay thirsty my friends...

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#1 posted 12-14-2015 06:06 PM

That’s very cool. Thanks for sharing.

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#2 posted 12-14-2015 06:41 PM

That is supper neat. Have to see if maybe I can make something like this. Great job Harry

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#3 posted 12-14-2015 08:16 PM

That is quite a nice project, Hairy. You did a beautiful job on this.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#4 posted 12-14-2015 09:04 PM

That is really cool.

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#5 posted 12-15-2015 02:07 AM

What a great idea, and well executed. Wonderful excuse for me to get a lathe :-)

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#6 posted 12-15-2015 02:21 AM

Awesome! I like it!

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#7 posted 12-15-2015 04:35 AM


I Love it! How very unique. Thanks for sharing all the details.


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#8 posted 12-15-2015 09:56 AM

Hairy, Congratulations!!!! That is an excellent project!!!!!



-- Cliff Australia : Snoring is good. It blows away all the Sawdust.

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#9 posted 12-15-2015 10:44 AM

Well done on another great project!!!

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#10 posted 12-15-2015 03:30 PM

To be truthful I hadn’t clicked on your project last night as I thought it very interesting and self explanatory, a second look this morning revealed new insights. Great idea on the treaded section and the process to build it. excellent pictures of the process and I found the lathe attachments very interesting. Well cone…Thanks

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#11 posted 12-15-2015 06:59 PM

Realy fun and excellent project. Colours are great! Those additional photos are very useful and educational.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#12 posted 12-16-2015 04:13 AM

I love this project, the appearance, the process description, and the ingenuity used to design and build it!

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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#13 posted 12-16-2015 09:38 AM

Very different and very innovative. A great idea well executed.
Many thanks for sharing.

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#14 posted 12-27-2015 01:38 AM

Now that’s the coolest thing ever hairy. Way cool.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#15 posted 01-23-2016 04:04 AM

That’s cool. A lot better looking than the pencil box I made for my miter saw. I used an eighteen ga. metal stud, 4 1/2” grinder, hammer, channel locks, & anvil.

-- Darrell, making more sawdust than I know what to do with

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