One of our daughters loved to draw and color with colored pencils and markers when she was young. Trouble was, on long car trips some of her drawing implements would inevitably end up under or between the car seats and lost. I think if she had had one of Beth Ireland’s clever boxes to store a smaller selection of pencils and markers, she would have chosen what to bring along more carefully. And putting them all back where they belonged would have been as fun as using them! You see, Beth’s “Spindle-Turned Pencil Box” — our AAW project feature this time — creates a giant pencil-shaped container. Its cap is the “eraser,” and the end result looks so realistic you might not believe what you see. This bit of playful mimicry should be fun to turn on a lathe, too. It could be a great gift idea for a little traveling artist in your life.
Chris Marshall, Woodworker’s Journal
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