Pencil Boxes

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Project by OutPutter posted 01-14-2010 02:18 AM 2005 views 3 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Two pencil boxes here. I made these as an experiment with box joints on the WoodRat. As you can see, you have to pay attention so you get the innies to match the outies on all four corners (I wasn’t). This is a very easy joint with a WoodRat. The tops are cut from a piece of lacewood and bottoms are bloodwood. The sides are made from pallet wood that looks to be a close cousin of South American cherry. The sliding grooves were the hard thing to make because I tried to do it on the WoodRat with a small straight cutting bit. Passing a piece under the Rat takes a lot of practice to keep it square to the fence and up under the base perfectly. Anyway, my wife and daughter are pen and pencil addicts so these were filled immediately on completion and now serve more as decorations than storage because there is always something more handy.

-- Jim

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#1 posted 01-14-2010 02:42 AM

Very nice work and super woods too’

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#2 posted 01-14-2010 04:13 AM

nice box/boxes love the sliding top

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop,

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