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  • #21650
    mking1
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    Felt I needed to get my eye in before attempting all the dovetails on the tool chest, so started making a pencil box for a gift. A combination of oak and pine should highlight the joinery – hmm, no pressure.

    I’ll post the end result, however it turns out…

    #21653
    Eddy Flynn
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    thats coming along nicely Martin i like the contrast of the oak with the pine

    Eddy .. Liverpool, Merseyside, UK
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    #21655
    Mark Armstrong
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    Looks good to me.
    I love contrasting woods 😉

    Dagenham, Essex, England

    #21657
    Greg Merritt
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    So far so good Martin. Keep us posted.

    http://hillbillydaiku.com

    #21725
    dborn
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    Looks good! I like the contrast of the two woods.

    #22176
    mking1
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    Coming along ok now. With practice I’ll hopefully get a bit quicker, but for now I’m just enjoying the process.

    #22204
    Mark Armstrong
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    Looks nice Martin 😉

    Dagenham, Essex, England

    #27003
    mking1
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    I got round to taking some pictures of the pencil box I finished a couple of weeks back. A couple of coats of Danish oil and furniture wax brought out the grain and the contrast between the pine and the oak.

    #27019
    Mark Armstrong
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    Nice job Martin 😉
    I love contrasting woods just dose it form me.

    Dagenham, Essex, England

    #27021
    Greg Merritt
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    Well done Martin. I like the contrasting woods as well.

    http://hillbillydaiku.com

    #27024
    John Moore
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    Very nice, the contrast is a great feature. I like the divider inside. Well done with the arch.

    Lakeland, Florida USA

    #27026
    DeniseG
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    Great looking pencil box, Martin. I like the arched divider inside. That could be useful in a variety of box configurations.

    i'd prefer to make it myself

    #27100
    jespiir
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    Very neat looking box!

    Great contrast with the wood selection and the dovetails look superb.

    These boxes are really a great project 🙂

    Located in Jönköping, Sweden.

    #27106
    David Gill
    Participant

    Nice boxes Martin I also like the contrasting materials and the little internal dividers

    Wigan, Lancs. England :

    #27123
    mking1
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    Thanks for the kind comments. The contrasting woods certainly highlight the joinery and make the more expensive hardwoods go further. 😉 Probably something to be used in moderation though, as it could overshadow other features of the design if over-done.

    The divider for the pencil sharpener and eraser is just a housing dado on each end and a shallow arch cut the same way as Paul did on the coffee table project (saw cuts and chisel bevel-down).

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