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Purpleheart and Maple Pencil Box

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Project by federalist posted 02-01-2017 11:09 PM 829 views 6 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Purpleheart, silver maple, and birdseye maple pencil box with aluminum inlay.





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woodshaver Tony C

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#1 posted 02-01-2017 11:34 PM

Oh no…..I Wish I didn’t see this good looking pencil box. Puts my cardboard one to shame!
I think I know what my next project will be now! Thanks for sharing! :)

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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AJ1104

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#2 posted 02-02-2017 01:01 AM

Wow. What a great box. I love the Birdseye maple not to mention alll of the other details of this very detailed box. Great job!

-- AJ, Long Island. New York

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rtbrmb

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#3 posted 02-02-2017 01:26 AM

A lot of details on a tiny box. It all looks good together.

Thanks for sharing.

Bill in MI

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#4 posted 02-02-2017 02:21 AM

Looks great, love the colors and the detail

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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woodbutcherbynight

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#5 posted 02-02-2017 02:32 AM

Wow, awesome looking box. I have a can with a magnet epoxied to it that hangs from the lower side of my saw. I make something like this wonderful creation and people will think I really mean business!!!!! LOL.

Excellent work!

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

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#6 posted 02-02-2017 03:16 AM



Oh no…..I Wish I didn t see this good looking pencil box. Puts my cardboard one to shame!
I think I know what my next project will be now! Thanks for sharing! :)

- woodshaver (Tony)

That’s what I was thinking when I saw this box.
Great job, and thanks for sharing.
Yesterday I bought home the most fabulous piece of Curly Jarrah from the firewood pile at our Men’s Shed. I didn’t know what I was going to do with it, until now.
Bob.

-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better. I've cut this piece of wood 4 times and it's still too damn short.

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Dark_Lightning

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#7 posted 02-02-2017 03:33 AM

Sweet! How does the lid “attach”? I have a spectacles case that I use magnets to hold the lid on. Guess I should post a pic. That’s always a challenge- my camera skills stink out loud. :(

-- Random Orbital Nailer

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woodshaver Tony C

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#8 posted 02-02-2017 03:44 AM

I bet I pick up my pencil box at least 15 times a day looking for a sharp one and I never gave it a thought that it needed to be replaces with a wooden one.
I’m glad federalist posted this project. I hope you post your box Bob when you transform that firewood into one. LOL!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#9 posted 02-02-2017 07:09 AM

Nice box, beautiful edges.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#10 posted 02-02-2017 02:56 PM

Wow…that birdseye really pops. Nice combination of materials and nicely done!

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wb8nbs

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#11 posted 02-02-2017 03:47 PM

I’m curious, how did you do the aluminum?

-- The only difference between men and boys is the price of their toys.

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federalist

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#12 posted 02-02-2017 03:47 PM



Sweet! How does the lid “attach”? I have a spectacles case that I use magnets to hold the lid on. Guess I should post a pic. That s always a challenge- my camera skills stink out loud. :(

- Dark_Lightning

The lid snaps into place; just uploaded another photo showing the underside.

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federalist

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#13 posted 02-02-2017 04:08 PM



I m curious, how did you do the aluminum?

- wb8nbs

I used hide glue and pressed it into place with a clothes iron. It took a whole ten seconds to set, no clamps required :) To level everything, I planed and scraped as usual. The aluminum shavings tended to get lodged in the wood, so I had to be super careful about brushing them away on my finishing passes.

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david38

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#14 posted 02-02-2017 04:44 PM

looks great

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