Pencil Boxes

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Project by nonickswood posted 10-21-2016 12:16 AM 1580 views 19 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Trying to get ready for Christmas! ~ Hoping somebody besides us woodworkers still use pencils.
These were made from a plan I found, (woodworkers journal) clever little boxes.
Made from some scrap Black walnut, and small piece of Ebony to create a pull for the cover.
I added the pull and a couple small magnets to keep the cover closed to the plan.

It was just about as easy to make (six) as to make (one.)

Finish is just some Danish Wood Oil, will probably rub some beeswax into them.

Here is a link to the plan if anyone is interested Artist-Pencil-Box

Thanks for having a look!

-- Nick, Virginia,

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#1 posted 10-21-2016 02:27 AM

These are unique looking pencil boxes. I like the sliding top with a twist. Nice work.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#2 posted 10-21-2016 03:43 AM

You have done a great job on these boxes… love them…

-- Don't drink and use power tools @

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#3 posted 10-21-2016 03:49 AM

Very cool design and storage/opening solutions. It brings memories to my wooden pencil holder when I was in elementary school.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#4 posted 10-21-2016 05:51 PM

I remember pencil boxes, I used to have them way back when but they never looked this good!
Very nice project and well done.

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

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#5 posted 10-21-2016 06:26 PM

Thank You All! for your kind comments.

-- Nick, Virginia,

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#6 posted 10-22-2016 12:12 PM

Clever design. Just might have to make a few for hardware storage. Thanks for sharing!

-- Ron in Lilburn, Georgia.  Knowing how to use a tool is more important than the tool in and of itself.

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