Pencil Box

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Project by wuddoc posted 03-22-2008 08:39 PM 1638 views 1 time favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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This project allowed me to try my hand at half dovetails and inlay work. I used my inverted router to hollow out the inside of the box and create the groove for the inlay.

-- Wuddoc

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#1 posted 03-22-2008 08:40 PM

Very nice. I really like the inlay.

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

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#2 posted 03-22-2008 09:01 PM

Thanks Gary

The art of inlay design and manufacture has intrigued me for decades since I taught near one of the few companies that use to make inlay. So I put that on my to-do list right after vacuum pressing the curved ends of a sleigh cradle I am working on for the soon to arrive grandkid.

-- Wuddoc

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#3 posted 03-22-2008 11:10 PM

We’re working aloong parallel lines – I’m working on boxes from the solid at the moment. Like the inlay you’ve put on the top, and the rounding over of the base as well as the lid.

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#4 posted 03-22-2008 11:21 PM

looks really nice, I like the touch of the dovetail on the lid.
need to get yourself a lathe and some pen turning kits to replace those bics you’ve got in there though!!

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#5 posted 03-22-2008 11:57 PM


-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#6 posted 03-23-2008 02:39 AM

Thanks all for the comments.

The sign of a good craftsman is one who can:
A) Hide their mistakes.
B) Don’t tell everyone that you made a mistake.

I goofed on the pen box and routed the wrong depth for my cigar pens, flashlight, and survival kit.

-- Wuddoc

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#7 posted 03-23-2008 02:44 AM

It’s not mistakes we make but, “character marks”. We like this box WU, don’t sell it short. The inlay is a nice touch. I want to try my luck at one of these. (so many projects, not enough sleep)

-- so much wood, so little time. Bradford. Wood-a-holics unanimous president

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#8 posted 03-23-2008 03:54 AM

This is a beautiful box. Mistakes??? I have often said that there are no mistakes in woodworking. There are only opportunities for adding additional details.

Thanks for the post.

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

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#9 posted 03-23-2008 11:14 AM

The inlay makes this piece sing out.

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