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Mitered pencil box inspired by FWW article by Michael Cullen

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Project by BenjaminNY posted 12-09-2016 03:13 AM 1029 views 2 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
Mitered pencil box inspired by FWW article by Michael Cullen
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Hi Everyone,

In FWW issue #255, Michael Cullen wrote an article on how to make a small mitered pen/pencil box with very thin parts. I think the best advise he gives is to go very slow with the milling process to ensure that the thin parts stay straight.

Yeah… I probably should have listened a bit more to that part. Mid glue-up I definitely realized that the long pieces had curled a bit but overall it came together all right. Anyway, full disclosure: My mitered top does not perfectly line up when closed :)

Still a nice box, I’m going to probably make a bunch of these for holiday gifts.

(box carcass is made from rift-sawn hemlock, lid is maple and the keys are purple heart.)





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woodbutcherbynight

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#1 posted 12-10-2016 10:48 PM

Nice work. How are you making your miters? If you do not have a miter sled this would help greatly. Alot of videos and examples here on the site.

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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#2 posted 12-24-2016 07:27 PM

I did the miters on a makita miter saw. Still was not perfect, I probably need to adjust the machine.

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