Pencil box with tiger maple lid

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  • #50744
    hallamjeff
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    What can I say, I want to show it off a little to those who can appreciate how fun this project was to do. I made this as a gift for my daughter. I had to ask her to promise not to draw all over it (she’s still young).

    I didn’t like how easily the lid slipped open when held at an angle so I inserted a small, 1/8″ magnet where the lid overlaps the short side. This gives it a positive close and is still easy to open.

    The DTs fit very well, which I am very happy about, but they weren’t exactly straight from the saw. I had to do some finicky paring to fit. I chalk this up, at least partially, to the fact that I was using hardwood which doesn’t give much when you are trying to squeeze those tails in there.

    Cheers,

    Jeff

    Is there rehab for paralysis by analysis?

    #50760

    Hi Jeff, very nice project, nice color of maple, tight joints, good idea with magnet) very well done, congrats)Thanks a lot for posting)

    Toronto, Canada

    #50761
    Drysavy
    Participant

    Great work. I like the magnet idea and might have to add that to mine as I too have to be careful when I tip it up.
    Thanks for posting.

    #51553
    Greg Merritt
    Participant

    Great looking box Jeff. Thanks for the tip about the magnet and thanks for posting.

    http://hillbillydaiku.com

    #51605
    dborn
    Participant

    Looks good! I like the look of the tiger maple!

    #51612
    Carlos J. Collazo
    Participant

    Box looks great and a fine choice of wood and design. Nice job!

    New Jersey, U.S.A.

    #53807
    hallamjeff
    Participant

    Thanks everyone. I’m looking forward to the next project.

    Jeff

    Is there rehab for paralysis by analysis?

    #56137
    dwdougherty
    Participant

    That is a very pretty box. I can’t wait to replicate it.

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    David Dougherty / Keizer, OR, USA

    #56154
    Mark Armstrong
    Participant

    Very nice well done love the figured Maple.

    Dagenham, Essex, England

    #56168
    HIKERB46
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    Very nice, I like the single large dovetail. I have used the rare earth magnets many years ago for very small boxes. They also work well as hinges.Your application solves a potential problem. Nice craftsmanship.
    William
    MAKING IN USA

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