Just another pencil box

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Project by Kookaburra posted 751 days ago 1911 views 16 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Inspired by mafe’s pencil box

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which was in turn inspired by vipond33

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I decided to try my own hand at a pencil box. It turned out larger than I had originally planned, so it will now be used to hold my rulers. The inside is lined with felt and I added a second round of pencil segments around the top to increase the strength.

I really like the bottom view, so I might just glue up a bunch of pencils and make some trivets!

Lots of colored pencils
Lots of CA glue
Black felt

This was a fun and quick project. I am traveling a lot these days and have not had much shop time. Plus it is hideously hot and my shop in in the garage, so not so much fun to be out there.

-- Kay - Just a girl who loves wood.

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#1 posted 751 days ago

Great looking pencil box. Okay now I gotta make one of some kind or other!!..........Jim

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

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#2 posted 751 days ago

That’s a unique pencil box Kay, I like it, good job.

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#3 posted 751 days ago

That is so cool Kay! And so fun!!!!!! I love them!

-- Terina C

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#4 posted 751 days ago

My wife does awesome portraits using colored pencils. They cost about a dollar apiece. Your work is absolutely beautiful, but oh so expensive!

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#5 posted 751 days ago

Thanks all – it was fun and will add a bit of color to my shop!

kajunkcraft – I can guaranteed you these are NOT the dollar apiece pencils. I found the cheapest ones at Amazon – about 14 cents each! 3 boxes worth.

-- Kay - Just a girl who loves wood.

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#6 posted 750 days ago


Looks like you are having way too much fun with this idea. The colors are a delight. Even your rulers look happy to be there. I like your tip to tip twist. This is one of those projects that just makes me smile. Thanks for sharing it.

-- Big Al in IN

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#7 posted 750 days ago

This is great fun.

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

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#8 posted 750 days ago

Great job!! Love the look.

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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#9 posted 750 days ago

Hey Kay, that is just a kick. Good job, and nice photos too.

What fun. I have enjoyed the other pencil boxes too. Nice of you to join in.


-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#10 posted 750 days ago

This is a cool looking holder. I love the color. Nice design and execution.

-- Backer boards, stop blocks, build oversized, and never buy a hand plane--

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#11 posted 750 days ago

Like this design ,lots of colour and useful project for the desk .
Coasters sound like a good idea , we all can use more colour in our lives.

-- Kiefer 松

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#12 posted 750 days ago

Hi Kay,

This is surreal. You people have pencil boxes, with plenty of pencils, that cannot be used !!

Well at least you can store some wood in.

Nice colours

-- Back home. Fernando

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#13 posted 749 days ago

Hi Kay,
This is so cool!
I love the way you ‘turned it arround’, this box will sure add color to the shop and plenty of smiles.
I love it!
Thanks for the kind words, perhaps this will start a wave…
Best thoughts,

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#14 posted 745 days ago

I can’t believe I missed this (but for an endless parade of projects). Go away for just a bit and get lost.

These colours and ideas just keep getting better and better! You found a beauty nice pattern in the round and coasters to boot! I do love the black interior.
It could be a cheap fun trend someday, with you leading the way for rulers rule! & with lots of empty metal boxes giving other oddball storage.

A little bit of colour in the shop and in the day is always a welcome addition for me, thanks for the build and post.

-- gene@toronto.ontario.canada : dovetail free since '53, critiques always welcome.

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#15 posted 745 days ago

YAY! Thanks Gene and Mad F – I am so glad I did not offend the originators!

Thank you all for the very nice comments!

-- Kay - Just a girl who loves wood.

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