Pencil boxes for the two kids

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Project by twokidsnosleep posted 10-24-2010 07:16 AM 7385 views 3 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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These are two recycled wood pencil boxes I sent the kids off to school with in September.
Wood is from rotting cedar fencing that I re-sawed with my bandsaw.

Did some handi-work to square things up

Siding lid and base are a thin red oak plywood

My daughter Watco stained her ‘Enviro” wood pencils to match her pencil box.
Kids loved them,
Thanks for looking,

-- Scott "Some days you are the big dog, some days you are the fire hydrant"

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#1 posted 10-24-2010 07:37 AM

This project feeds a woodworkers desire to never throw any scrap wood away. Nice work making these from fence scraps.

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#2 posted 10-24-2010 07:44 AM

Nice job Scott.

-- Ray , Florence Alabama

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#3 posted 10-24-2010 08:03 AM

Thanks guys
Nothing like free wood for tuning up your skills with new equipment

-- Scott "Some days you are the big dog, some days you are the fire hydrant"

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#4 posted 10-24-2010 11:07 AM

Beautiful little boxes, love them.
Best thoughts,

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#5 posted 10-24-2010 08:50 PM

Very retro. :) Nobody has wooden pencil boxes anymore. Nice job! Funny that the kid put the toxic stain on the enviro pencils. LOL I LOVE IT!!!

-- Homer : "Oh, and how is education supposed to make me feel smarter? Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain."

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#6 posted 10-25-2010 05:01 AM

Nicely done! And in Lumberjocks tradition…no such thing as “scrap”!

-- Where did all this sawdust come from?

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