Pencil Box

Check some items off your gift list by making a few versions of this vintage-inspired pencil box.

Making boxes is a double delight. As a woodworker, I find the process a fun time in the shop. For the recipient of the box, there’s a joy in taking in the craftsmanship — then figuring out what to put inside. That task is a bit easier with this project. It’s ideal for the letter writer, journaler, or artist in your circle of friends and family. The box finds inspiration from a vintage pencil case Dillon Baker came across. A sliding lid acts as a lock and conceals a small ruler. Two layers of compartments hold the writing instruments of choice. A pocket on the end lets you keep a small sharpener within easy reach. On a project like this, I’ve found that if you’re gonna make one, might as well make six (or seven). Once word gets around, you’re going to get requests.



What You Get:

  • 6 pages of step-by-step instructions
  • 25 full-color photos, illustrations, and exploded views
  • Materials List & Project Supplies Sources

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