Pencil Boxes

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sliding lid pencil boxes made as Christmas gifts for some of the grandchildren. the 2 in the back are made from mahogony and cedar, the middle one is purple heart with an ash lid, the small one in the front is made from some kind of reclaimed wood that I can’t identify (wish I knew what it is so I could find more).

-- Retired and lovin it

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#1 posted 11-17-2011 02:39 PM

How neat to see some wonderfully built pencil boxes this morning. I was out in the shop gluing up a plainer cabinet, and was thinking heavily about what I wanted to do next. Pencil box kept coming to mind…. Could this be a sign?

Well done and I’m sure your Grandchildren will love these. Thanks for sharing….

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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#2 posted 11-17-2011 03:05 PM

Great job, they all look great! I just purchased the “Box Joint Jig kit” and need to put it together and build one or many of these.

-- Kelly, woodworker under construction

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#3 posted 11-17-2011 04:01 PM

Very cool boxes. Love the sliding lids.

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#4 posted 11-17-2011 04:01 PM

Great job!! Will build some for gifts this Christmas, thanks for the idea.

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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Jim Jakosh

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#5 posted 11-17-2011 04:03 PM

Very nice pencil boxes!!...............Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#6 posted 11-17-2011 06:54 PM

i am going to make one of these very soon, nice job

did you bandsaw the material and then drum sanded it?

-- Ben L

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#7 posted 11-17-2011 07:39 PM

all of the material was resawn on my table saw and sanded by hand to final thickness

-- Retired and lovin it

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#8 posted 11-18-2011 04:35 AM

Nice set of boxes .

Thanks Kiefer

-- Kiefer

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#9 posted 11-18-2011 09:35 AM

what was your final thickness?
ya i am going to be doing this on my table saw as well. still saving for a bandsaw.

-- Ben L

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#10 posted 11-20-2011 06:46 AM

Very cool… great idea for emas gifts. How’d you cut the box joints?

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