This pencil holder was a delightful exercise in dovetail joinery. Hand-cut dovetails are featured with a total of thirty-six pins and thirty-six tails adorning the corners of this diminutive eighteen cubic inch piece (2 dovetails/in3 ), hence, its unusual name.
The very thin sides and bottom are made of off-cuts from the “Building a Mystery” buffet cabinet, showing how adaptive this natural material can be when used in pieces of vastly different scales.
Materials Kwila and big leaf maple
Finish Shellac and beeswax polish
Dimensions 2 1/8" deep x 2 1/8" wide x 4" tall
Status Sold and now residing in a Minnesota home