Pencil box

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Project by Greenman posted 11-16-2013 01:24 AM 1538 views 5 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A commission for a friend and my first box with dovetails. Golden swirls of camphor laurel top of this delightful pencil box. Made from warm red jarrah with dovetail joints and lined with suede.

-- Howard, South Australia

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Drew - Rock-n H Woodshop

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#1 posted 11-16-2013 01:27 AM

Beautiful top and wonderful box, you should be very proud of that!

-- Drew -- "I cut it twice and it's still too short!"- Rock-n H Woodshop - Moore, OK

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Monte Pittman

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#2 posted 11-16-2013 01:40 AM

Beautiful wood. Great job.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#3 posted 11-16-2013 02:15 AM

Good job.

-- What one man can do, another man can also do.

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#4 posted 11-16-2013 02:36 AM

Man that’s a nice pencil box! I love the wood you used—and I’m sure your friend will love it!

-- Dean

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#5 posted 11-16-2013 04:59 AM

That top piece is exquisite. Top notch work!

-- Kevin H. --Pennsylvania

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#6 posted 11-16-2013 05:18 AM

nice job- on a side note, what kind of camera do you use? it seems like a DSLR judging from the depth of field you get, and the quality is great, too.

-- "Well, the world needs ditch-diggers too..." - Judge Smails

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#7 posted 11-16-2013 05:29 AM

I have a Sony A65 camera that takes cracking pictures. All of these were taken indoors in a fairly dim room without a flash.

-- Howard, South Australia

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#8 posted 11-16-2013 09:27 AM

Great job love the top!!!

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

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#9 posted 11-16-2013 10:57 AM

Howard, nice job. Camphor Laurel is a beautiful wood. Continuous hinges are nice. Look here too. Keep boxing and keep posting.

-- Big Al in IN

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#10 posted 11-17-2013 10:39 PM

Beautiful box! I envy you Aussies; you have such lovely wood.

-- Mother Nature talks, I try to listen

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#11 posted 11-20-2013 03:00 PM

Fantastic pencil box! Like that gorgeous top and great joints. Great job!

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