Pencil Box #2 for my boss

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Project by Matt (Upper Cut) posted 2294 days ago 3890 views 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My boss loves the whiteboard, and loves whiteboard markers, but can never find them. So I figured I would use up the rest of my stinky Zebrawood that I hate more than anything and will never use again, and make him a whiteboard marker box. I’ll fill it with markers before giving it to him.

All glue, and very thin wood this time. Miters done with 45degree bit on router table. Two coats of danish oil.


-- Matt Gradwohl, Upper Cut Woodworks,

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#1 posted 2294 days ago

Nice work. Good looking joints and finish.


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#2 posted 2294 days ago

Good looking Box. Great job.

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

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#3 posted 2294 days ago

Very nice! Should be worth a few brownie points ;^D

-- Tom, Surfside Beach, SC - Romans 8:28

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#4 posted 2294 days ago

Trying to score points with the boss eh. Very nice.

-- Ron, Twain Harte, Ca. Portable on site Sawmill Service

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#5 posted 2294 days ago

Like the box – wish I had a boss I liked enough to make a box for.

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

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#6 posted 2294 days ago

Bill.. if you gave your boss something like this, he might treat you differently. This is wonderful!

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#7 posted 2294 days ago

Like it or not it has radical grain that almost always looks good—as it does with your boss’s box.

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#8 posted 1947 days ago

Just came up on the roll the dice feature. That Zebrawood is beautiful. You did a wonderful job with it despite your apparent dislike of the wood . Did your Boss like it ?
Happy Holidays

-- When you arrive at my front door, please knock softly but firmly. I like soft , firm, knockers : )

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Matt (Upper Cut)

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#9 posted 1947 days ago

Thanks for the comments, he liked the box, so that’s a win.

-- Matt Gradwohl, Upper Cut Woodworks,

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#10 posted 1947 days ago

Nice box.Glad he liked it.

-- Dustygirl..Hastings,Ontario.. How much wood can 1 gal chuck if 1 gal can't cut wood?

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Don Newton

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#11 posted 1947 days ago

Is there any correlation between the fact that you totally dislike the wood and it stinks, and, you deciding to use it for your boss’s gift? Interesting color. Nice miters.

-- Don, Pittsburgh

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