LumberJocks

Pencil Box

  • Advertise with us
Project by Jim Crockett (USN Retired) posted 08-23-2008 09:55 PM 1379 views 1 time favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was to be a prototype for some boxes I plan to make for the grandkids but it came out too well to just leave sitting around. So I finished it up and will give it to my daughter for her birthday – she is into scrapbooking and it will be a good place to keep her pens, etc. away from my twin 6-year old grandsons.

1/4” poplar body and bottom; 3/8” top. Finger/Box Joints are 1/8”, cut on the table saw. Finished with MinWax Cherry over a wash coat of 1# shellac, three coats of wipe-on gloss poly and one coat of wipe-on satin poly.

-- A veteran is someone who, at one point in his/her life, wrote a blank check made payable to "The United States of America," for an amount of "up to and including his/her life".





8 comments so far

View Dan'um Style's profile

Dan'um Style

14170 posts in 3792 days


#1 posted 08-23-2008 11:56 PM

great finish … nice color

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

View Bigbuck's profile

Bigbuck

1347 posts in 3473 days


#2 posted 08-24-2008 12:43 AM

Nice pencil box.

-- Glenn, New Mexico

View trifern's profile

trifern

8135 posts in 3577 days


#3 posted 08-24-2008 02:14 AM

Great little pencil/pen box. I bet your daughter is thrilled. Thanks for sharing.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

View Dean's profile

Dean

44 posts in 3386 days


#4 posted 08-24-2008 02:15 AM

You know, I think I like this box better than the other one you posted at the same time. This one looks more inviting to pick up and touch.
It would be great to be able to do so!

-- "Skol, Vikings"

View brianinpa's profile

brianinpa

1812 posts in 3533 days


#5 posted 08-24-2008 02:16 AM

It’s funny how you build something with one purpose in mind but it morphs into something else. Very nice: I really like the joints.

-- Brian, Lebanon PA, If you aren’t having fun doing it, find something else to do.

View sharad's profile

sharad

1112 posts in 3614 days


#6 posted 08-24-2008 05:08 PM

A very nice pencil box for your daughter. Children like sliding lids.
Sharad

-- “If someone feels that they had never made a mistake in their life, then it means they have never tried a new thing in their life”.-Albert Einstein

View MsDebbieP's profile

MsDebbieP

18615 posts in 3970 days


#7 posted 08-25-2008 02:56 PM

the prototype? Impressive!
very nice

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

View Callum Kendall's profile

Callum Kendall

1918 posts in 3513 days


#8 posted 08-28-2008 10:42 PM

Great job!

Thanks for the post

Callum

-- For wood working podcasts with a twist check out http://thetimberkid.com/

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com