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Project by grovemadman posted 2392 days ago 1258 views 4 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this pencil box for my Uncle. The box is Walnut and the lid is walnut and Purpleheart. It features mitered joints and the grain is matched all the way around the box except for 1 corner. The lid is one solid piece that I routed to give it a raised panel look. It took about a day to make and another day for the glue to dry. I finished it with Danish oil a week later and applied some wax when I was sure the pores of the walnut had stopped “bleeding” oil.
This is the third box I have ever made. It was built in 2002. Nothing special, just abox for pencils and pens…

-- --Chuck





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cajunpen

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#1 posted 2392 days ago

Very nice Chuck. I like the finish on your box – your Uncle should be very proud of it.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased." http://www.cajunpen.com/

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Karson

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#2 posted 2392 days ago

The pearpleheart is almost lost in the dark walnut. A lighter wood might have given a differt feeling.

A nice 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 karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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GaryK

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#3 posted 2392 days ago

Nice box! I like the lid.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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grovemadman

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#4 posted 2392 days ago

Thanks Guys! I am no pro, I just take my time. It started as an expiriment in Joinery. I made it for my Dad originally but he didn’t want it… so I gave it to my Uncle. I give away most of my stuff I make, I just like making it.

-- --Chuck

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Blake

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#5 posted 2392 days ago

Very classy looking. I also really like the “step up” shape of the lid. The subtle contrast between the purple heart and the walnut is very nice. I should remember that combination. I often feel too much of the need to make the purple heart stand out but as seen here it is not always necessary.

Great box!

-- Happy woodworking! http://www.openarmsphotography.com

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Scott Bryan

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#6 posted 2392 days ago

Really nice box Chuck. I like the raised lid. It adds a nice detail to the project. I tend to agree with Karson about the combination of woods but this is largely a matter of personal choice. I tend to favor woods that contrast in color such as walnut and maple. But cajunpen’s signature speaks volumes on this issue.

Thanks for the post.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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rikkor

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#7 posted 2392 days ago

Nice detail with the ‘heavy’ lid.

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jockmike2

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#8 posted 2392 days ago

Nice small wooden box. mike

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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teenagewoodworker

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#9 posted 2373 days ago

cool you were right it does bring out the grain
I think I’ll do a sample piece to try that.

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grovemadman

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#10 posted 2373 days ago

Yeah, It’s all dusty too! I never really wet sanded this I don’t think. If memory serves me and I think it does I just put Linseed oil on and a coat of satin wax to protect it.
Hope this helps.

-- --Chuck

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EMVarona

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#11 posted 1394 days ago

Love this box.

-- Ed "Real happiness is one that you share."

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