35 Boxes for Newland College

My school ordered a pencil box for each and every student. Making 35 in one go required a rethink on how to do this consistently and efficiently!

These are the stages I went through.

Making the stencil for the logo

First the logo needs to be laid out and printed on card to the same size as the side of the pencil box
First the logo needs to be laid out and printed on card to the same size as the side of the pencil box

 

 

Cutting a stencil for the pencil box
Cutting a stencil for the logo

 

 

You draw through the stencil to leave a mark for engraving
You draw through the stencil to leave a mark for engraving

Hand carving the pencil boxes

Each name was sketched by hand using a pencil first, then etched with a Dremel.

You need a steady hand and patience to carve out 35 Newland words, 35 shields and 35 names!
You need a steady hand and patience to carve out 35 Newland words, 35 shields and 35 names!

Spraying the pencil boxes

Since the pencil boxes are made of a soft wood, they are porous. This would make them absorb stains and mark easily. By coating them in a clear varnish they will stay looking good for longer.

Laying them out for a spray of polyurethane clear varnish. It has to be done outside as the chemical needs to be used in a ventilated area
Laying them out for a spray of polyurethane clear varnish. It has to be done outside as the chemical needs to be used in a ventilated area

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The finished handcrafted pencil boxes

Here are the finished boxes stacked Jenga style for a fun way to display them.

If you’d like something similar for your school or club please email me celeste@dadd.tv

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