Pencil Box From Nice Scrap

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Project by topspin posted 05-05-2011 06:56 AM 1489 views 5 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Thanks to fellow LJ’s for the great ideas on using up small pieces of scrap. This is mahogany and olive wood.

Now the only things going in the burn box are really really tiny pieces. I’d welcome ideas for those… but the kids like to use them to have marshmallow roasts in the backyard.

-- Seems that talent only gets you so far... effort makes you successful.

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#1 posted 05-05-2011 10:49 AM

Nice work, cool idea for are left over stock.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#2 posted 05-05-2011 01:26 PM

Well, you can always glue up the small pieces to make laminated stock for turning pens or whatever. Or really tiny boxes for small jewelry items. Or inlay parts. Or small drawer knobs if you turn them. The possibilities are endless.

-- Thomas - Pondering the inclusion of woodworking into physics and chemistry classes...

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#3 posted 05-05-2011 04:44 PM

Great little box.
I have several small pieces about this size, hmmm…..

-- Eric down in sunny Florida.

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#4 posted 05-06-2011 04:26 AM

Great use of scraps.

-- Mike, Missouri --- “A positive life can not happen with a negative mind.” ---

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#5 posted 05-06-2011 05:01 AM

OK. So you just HAD to throw to down a challenge….(smile)

For those “really really tiny pieces” left over in the burn box? How about a pencil (lead) box?

You know for the 0.5 and 0.7mm lead you put into those mechanical pencils that go into those “big” pencil boxes like what you made here.

Just wondering out loud. Since you did ask.

(Good thing I didn’t empty my floor sweepings under my saws & D/C bin yet.)

Now off to the races…


-- I'm not old. Just "well seasoned".

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#6 posted 05-06-2011 05:14 PM

Very nice!


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#7 posted 05-14-2011 08:06 PM

So cool. I made one very similar out of tulip poplar and maple, so I know the feeling of FINALLY having some space to store those dang, hard-to-corral pencils! Stupid pencils!

-- Josh; Former Pennsylvanian, current Coloradan

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