Pen box

Before I started leather working I made wooden boxes and as I am about to start another box project I thought it would be a good time to share an earlier box.

My small boxes start off with four mitred pieces of 25 mm x 10 mm oak pieces.

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I use masking tape to form a hinge at each joint and apply glue to the joints before clamping everything tight.

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Once the glue has dried I can fit the top and bottom pieces

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Once I have a box I can apply the veneer this one is wenge

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This one is book matched burr walnut two consecutive leaves of veneer edge to edge

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The next stage is the one that causes me many problems I have to cut the box in half as I don’t have a table saw it is very difficult.

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When the box has been cut in half the inside edges are veneered and micro magnets are embedded into the front piece to act as closures.

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For the internal dividers I glued some pieces of dowel to card

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As the suede liner is so fine I have glued it to a thin card and shaped that over the dowels

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This box has a storage space for two Diamine ink bottles

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Here is the finished walnut box

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The finished wenge box

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Thanks for reading

Michael

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