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).

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#1 posted 1008 days ago

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 1008 days ago

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 1008 days ago

Very cool boxes. Love the sliding lids.

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#4 posted 1008 days ago

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 1008 days ago

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 1008 days ago

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 1008 days ago

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

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#8 posted 1007 days ago

Nice set of boxes .

Thanks Kiefer

-- Kiefer 松

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#9 posted 1007 days ago

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 1005 days ago

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

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