First Pen Case/Storage Box

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Project by cajunpen posted 07-10-2010 12:00 AM 2154 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my first project in quite some time. It is Tiger Maple with a dyed Lacewood insert in the lid. I have 12 slots to hold pens, long with a sliding liftout tray for storing whatever. The slideout tray is Cocobolo with a walnut bottom. I used purpleheart for the splines, and then got the strange notion to round off the mitered corners. Not sure that I like the look – but can’t undo it. I’m hoping to get back into the shop more frequently and post additional projects.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#1 posted 07-10-2010 12:19 AM

Very nice ! your choice of woods looks great and the dyed lacewood really stands out with that tiger maple.

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#2 posted 07-10-2010 12:23 AM

Beautiful box, Bill! The woods are gorgeous, and compliment each other nicely.

It’s good to see you still know how to use those tools. :-)

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#3 posted 07-10-2010 12:49 AM

Bill: A great box to get your creative ideas going again. Welcome back.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Appomattox Virginia †

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#4 posted 07-10-2010 01:03 AM

It has been a while! The box looks real good. Keep on makin’ ! Don’t forget to confirm friend requests…

-- jack -- ...measure once, curse twice!

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#5 posted 07-16-2010 07:44 AM

Hey Buddy! Awesome little box. Excellent use of some beautiful materials.

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#6 posted 08-11-2010 02:37 AM

Nice box. I love lacewood.

-- Steffen - Kirkland, WA

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