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Project by jjempson posted 03-22-2010 10:36 PM 1909 views 6 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

a simple pencil case…. honest. i like to do drawings and designing so i treated my self to some decent pens and pencils and decided to make the draw unit…. unfortunatly some work collegues decided that it was easyier to take from me and use my equipment without asking…. :( so i have recently made a outer box with a lockable frount . both boxes are ply carcuss with a sawn oak veneer about 5mm thick glued and fixed to make it look pretty.. its very simple in design but looks fancy. both boxes finished with a hard wax .

-- jjempson

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#1 posted 03-22-2010 10:51 PM

That is a serious pencil box! Nice work.

-- Blair

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#2 posted 03-22-2010 11:02 PM

that is a serius tool box
I like it a lot
well done
how high is the drawers
and the other dimension


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#3 posted 03-22-2010 11:15 PM

all sizes are worked around the draws taking a sheet of A4 with a extra 70mm in the length.. depth of draws around 40 mm

-- jjempson

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#4 posted 03-22-2010 11:26 PM

thankĀ“s that make sence to me

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#5 posted 03-23-2010 01:13 AM

Nice way to keep your tools secure.
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#6 posted 03-23-2010 01:31 AM

Wow. Now that is one serious and very nice pencil box. Good build.

-- Donnie-- listen to the wood.

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#7 posted 03-23-2010 02:02 AM

And to think I keep my pencils in an old coffee cup…............

Very nice.

-- Eric, central Florida / Utor praemia operibus duris

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#8 posted 07-22-2012 10:21 AM

That dark flowing line around the drawer fronts is a real craftsman’s touch. And I though I had a lot of marking tools.

-- gene@toronto.ontario.canada : dovetail free since '53, critiques always welcome.

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#9 posted 05-18-2013 01:46 AM

That’s an AWESOME pencil box! Mine live in the top center drawer of my top tool box (the auto repair one) along with the soapstone for welding, etc. I’ll have to move them to the woodworking toolbox once I get my shop (~60 Sq Ft of a garage) straightened out. Of course, my pencils are currently only carpenter’s type. I have some mechanical pencils that could live in one like you made, but they stay in the house, hidden from the family.

-- Random Orbital Nailer

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#10 posted 05-18-2013 11:52 AM

I know this is an old post but AtomJack just brought it to the top. It reminded me of a time when I worked in a factory where the desks were shared by the clerks across three working shifts. The 2nd shift gal always complained that people were stealing her pens and “stuff”.
Her husband made her a nice decorative box which was lockable and cold be put on a shelf behind the desk when she was off.

About the 3rd day someone STOLE THE WHOLE BOX! We never did find the culprit….

-- Perform A Random Act Of Kindness Today ... Pay It Forward

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#11 posted 05-18-2013 11:59 AM

oh no….that is awfull…if you need another box making…im full of ideas and ways of keeping things safe….i work at a college…teaching carpentry and joinery….and pencils are like a form of currency….so they are kept safe…

-- jjempson

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#12 posted 05-18-2013 12:41 PM

Very nice and a good design. That could just as easily be a small tool box or a box for various kinds of collections. Nice work.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#13 posted 05-18-2013 01:14 PM

i have made many tool boxes….to many to be honest….i want to make a multi draw with french fit for all my tools….just waiting for some one to donate all the oak and maple to me…

-- jjempson

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