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    pen box? anyone have plans for a simple wooden box, really simple?

    something that uses something like a corebox bit and can be glued together easy enough without many difficult cuts and alot of time,
    And if you do, please include hinge ideas, Id hate to have to buy hinges, maybe a brass rod?(I could make the top sliding off, with a dado cut)

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    This ones pretty cool.... Not sure how it hinges though...

    http://www.pennstateind.com/store/PKBOXRT.html
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    I can't think about anything simpler.

    Pick a piece of wood longer and thicker than the pen.
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    Cut one of the ends to make what will be the lid
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    Drill a blind hole longer than the pen.
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    Pin the lid to the box with a nail or a wood pin in a corner and you're done.
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    To open the box turn the lid.
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    Very elegant Toni- I like it. Maybe add a small magnet or ball catch to keep it closed.

    Charlie

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    Or you could even try and turn it on the lathe and turn a small round tenon on the cap to fit in the hole...
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    Hey guys! Allen said REALLY SIMPLE!
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    But it is Allen we are talking about....

    I'm sure once he settles on a design, he'll be cranking them out by the dozens!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Toni Ciuraneta View Post
    Hey guys! Allen said REALLY SIMPLE!
    tu si sabes lastimar a un hombre

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    Quote Originally Posted by allen levine View Post
    tu si sabes lastimar a un hombre
    Lo siento no era mi intención
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    i know, I was joking, but I think I came up with a good looking small box, using 3/16 wooden dowels as the hinge, so Ill make up 3 or4 tomorrow out of one piece of wood and see if they work out.

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