Pencil box for my daughter

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Project by Pdub posted 01-20-2012 09:22 PM 1203 views 1 time favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My daughters pencil bag zipper broke and she wanted another one. After looking at everything she had in the bag, I knew she needed a box. She picked the wood (maple and bloodwood) and helped with the design. I used the pattern from the ribbon box handle for the bloodwood shape. I had a book from the library that made box joints on the scroll saw, so I figured I would give it a try. The joints didn’t come out perfect but a little filler fixed that. I finished it with danish oil and several coats of wax. She seems happy with it and it sits in her locker with all of her extra stuff in it. Sorry for the fuzzy pics. Not sure what went wrong. Thanks for looking.

-- Paul, North Dakota, USAF Ret.

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#1 posted 01-20-2012 09:35 PM

Great little project

-- Vladimir, Atlanga, GA

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#2 posted 01-20-2012 10:29 PM

Great looking box. I like the Bloodwood design. I’m sure your daughter will cherish that box.

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#3 posted 01-20-2012 11:13 PM

Very nice! Not fuzzy pics, just me sitting too far away from the computer screen :)


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#4 posted 01-20-2012 11:46 PM

Really nice job, looks great

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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#5 posted 01-21-2012 01:43 AM

That’s one fancy pencil box .good job.

-- Custom furniture

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#6 posted 01-21-2012 06:21 AM

Nice box, it will be around for a long time

-- Norman

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#7 posted 01-21-2012 08:35 AM

Thanks everyone.

-- Paul, North Dakota, USAF Ret.

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#8 posted 01-21-2012 03:11 PM

A nice addition to ANY locker! Great design. I like it a lot.

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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#9 posted 01-21-2012 04:27 PM

Very nice, great job!

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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