|Project by Scott R. Turner||posted 01-22-2011 02:11 AM||2786 views||8 times favorited||4 comments|
The other day I read a posting on Dan’s Shop blog, where he described how he makes a pencil box as a birthday gift for every student in his classroom. Putting aside the daunting nature of that revelation, I loved the style and design of his box, and decided to make one of my own.
I lack a plow plane (or a shoulder plane for that matter) so I cut the long edge grooves and rabbets on the router table. The short edge rabbets, finger pull and so on I cut by hand with a chisel. I got a little confused in the process over how everything overlapped and how long to make the ends, so I put together a Sketchup model (as shown above). I don’t normally like oak, but it is conveniently available in 2×1/4 strips at my local Big Box Store, so that’s what I used.
Dan’s pictures (and description of the build process) are better than mine own, so go read his blog.