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Project by Scott R. Turner posted 01-22-2011 02:11 AM 2662 views 8 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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.





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smitty22

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#1 posted 01-22-2011 03:41 AM

Nice project, thanks for the SU model too!

-- Smitty

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bigike

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#2 posted 01-22-2011 04:02 AM

great work.

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop, http://www.icombadaniels@yahoo.com

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DaveLeHardt

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#3 posted 01-22-2011 04:54 AM

Oh very cool box! My wife is always wanting more boxes for her pens, pencils, and such and this would be PERFECT!

-- What? Me worry?!

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#4 posted 01-23-2011 12:29 AM

Good job Scott. I make these as gifts also…I use a forstner bit tilted on a drill press for the finger pulls.

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