Pencil Box

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Project by Chris Love posted 945 days ago 1295 views 4 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This pencil box project was completed by my son Matt, 11, and me. We used Alowood New Zealand Pine for the box and the frame of the parquet lid. We also used ash and purple heart. We finished with a honey pine poly/stain.

Alowood is an interesting hardening process that takes sustainable softwoods and turns them into a hardwood. See

-- Chris, Bremerton, WA

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#1 posted 945 days ago

Well done. Matt. A good start, keep it up.

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging.

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#2 posted 945 days ago

I like them.

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#3 posted 945 days ago

Excellent Job !!!

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

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#4 posted 945 days ago

I love the way you did the lids. I might do that on my next batch!

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#5 posted 944 days ago

Great boxes, nice work.

-- Tom D

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#6 posted 944 days ago

Nice job. As someone who live in New Zealand and knows exactly how soft NZ pine is, I’m impressed.


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#7 posted 944 days ago

Great boxes. Love the look of multiple woods.

-- "Never give a sucker an even break." -W.C. Fields

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#8 posted 944 days ago

Thank you all! My son makes Christmas presents for his teachers every year. This year he picked the pencil box from Woodsmith magazine. When we were done we noticed that it is too small to hold a new pencil…at least it holds mechanical pencils. :)

-- Chris, Bremerton, WA

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