- A robust crayon box - Keep the Teacher Happy!

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Project by ToGoMan posted 589 days ago 863 views 3 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The boxes that 48-count crayons come in are weak and cause problems in the classroom.

The children often have the crayons drop all over the floor when they’re simply trying to get them in and out of the desks.

I designed these using Corel Draw and cut them with a laser. 5 parts for the top and 5 for the bottom. I designed them for 1/4” mdf.

I took my basic box data from Boxmaker – I had to modify the drawing to get the desired symmetry I was looking for.

I used the hinge design from the Samples club music box at

Even the holes for the brads were “drilled” with the laser – much faster and more accurate. Super glue in addition to the brads to hold the latches on.

The latches are a bit on the ‘wimpy’ side – but the cost was right. This is my first go-round at making the crayon boxes. I’ll be working on an easier latch to implement.

My son is in the 2nd-grade class that gets these. He’s a big helper with the design, building, and testing of my projects. He’s my official Project Generator!!

-- ToGoMan ------ "No ONE of us knows as much as ALL of us." (anon.) ----

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#1 posted 589 days ago

Wow that’s a cool design and a big build.

-- Custom furniture

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#2 posted 588 days ago

Those are so cool… I love the hinges!


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#3 posted 588 days ago

Yup! Those are some of the cheapest hinges around! Even Amazon won’t sell ‘em!

-- ToGoMan ------ "No ONE of us knows as much as ALL of us." (anon.) ----

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