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Project by KennyBuildit posted 600 days ago 1035 views 1 time favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here’s a “pencil” box I’m building for my fiance’s sister for Christmas. Why? I’m cheap, that’s why.

Now before I get the “think you used enough dynamite there Butch?” reaction to it’s size: she’s an artist and therefore has a lot of stuff she can keep in it.

It’s made all from poplar, the dowels are some species of whitewood that Home Depot didn’t see fit to specify.

All butt-joints with thru-dowels, this project was more to practice doweling on and I think it adds a nice touch. That’s me though.

The stencil patterns I got from Jo-Ann’s and i think they came out alright. I have an alternating pattern for the top and bottom of the lid because I couldn’t decide on which one i liked better. Interior is plain, finished but unadorned. Whole box was finished with tung oil and a polyurethane since that’s what I had laying around.

Again please let me know what you think, any and all comments are appreciated. If you see an area for improvement please tell me, I’m here to learn.

Box measures about 6”x6”x14”

Please let me know what you think and where I stand to improve.

Thanks for playin along,

-- Half-assed and whole-hearted, Kenny





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chadgr

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#1 posted 600 days ago

Wow huge box lol im sure she will have it full in no time, i really like the art work on the sides and top.

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Surfside

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#2 posted 600 days ago

That is so cute..


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#3 posted 600 days ago

Grand work of art.

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Ken90712

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#4 posted 600 days ago

Nice job and some great details

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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Monte Pittman

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#5 posted 600 days ago

Great box, love the movie line.

If she’s an artist she’ll love it

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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Boxguy

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#6 posted 599 days ago

Fun build. The stencils make the box work as a design. I would maybe cut a pull in the top with a Forstner bit on an acute angle, but since you have so much time and work in the top, probably not. How about some dividers inside to organize some of the stuff. “You just keep thinkin’, Butch. That’s what you’re good at.”

-- Big Al in IN

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redryder

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#7 posted 599 days ago

If I had a pencil box I would need one twice that size for all the pens and pencils I have acquired.
I agree with Boxguy, a finger grab or pull might be fun and the stencils are sure to please a lady….................

-- mike...............

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Scott R. Turner

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#8 posted 599 days ago

Very nice box! I too like the stencils.

I’m actually doing some similar candle boxes myself right now and intend to dowel the joints. I’m using rabbet joints rather than butt joints, but it’s otherwise the same. I think it is more appealing to do the joints the other way (so that the end laps the sides) so the dowels show on the ends rather than the sides (if you see what I mean). And I also like using a complementary color for the dowels (e.g., dark dowels with light sides or vice versa). But perhaps that’s just me.

You can also do the bottom of the box the same way you do the top of the box, just leaving on the side so that it is trapped rather than removable.

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KennyBuildit

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#9 posted 599 days ago

Big thanks for the tips and compliments, especially to Scott and Boxguy. The forstner bits are on the Christmas list and I’ll try out rabbet joints on the next one, I have no idea why I didnt think of those last week when I started this project and I’ve made a whole bunch of those in the past.

Thanks everybody!

-- Half-assed and whole-hearted, Kenny

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vakman

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#10 posted 588 days ago

I suppose 6×6x14 is pretty large, but that means it can be used for artists paintbrush and such as well. Improvements? Maybe a tray for odds and ends, like sharpeners, chalk/charcoal, etc that can be tough do dig out?

Thanks for sharing

-- - Power is not revealed by striking hard or often, but by striking true. -

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