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Cedar Scrap Boxes

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Project by SJWoodCreations posted 11-04-2015 07:07 PM 548 views 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I had an old piece of cedar sitting in the shed, and thought I’d batch out some quick boxes on the table saw. These took all of an hour to make, with simple butt joints and some cheapo hinges from the big blue place. I used them to house pocket knives as part of groomsmen gifts for my wedding, after using a friend’s laser printer to engrave their initials on the lids. I left them unfinished to keep with the rustic vibe.

-- Sam --- Tulsa, OK





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XquietflyX

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#1 posted 11-04-2015 07:53 PM

very cool love the unfinished look on cedar

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Northwest29

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#2 posted 11-04-2015 11:55 PM

Great quick gifts. Laser printer for pattern and wood burned the initials correct?

-- Ron, Eugene, OR, "Curiosity is a terrible thing to waste."

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#3 posted 11-05-2015 12:08 AM

I actually just made a couple of passes with the laser printer on each. If you have the laser set to etch on the first pass, then run a second pass without adjusting for the small change in thickness of your stock, the laser will be ever so slightly out of focus and produce the burned effect. Just make sure you have proper ventilation!

-- Sam --- Tulsa, OK

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Northwest29

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#4 posted 11-05-2015 05:25 PM



I actually just made a couple of passes with the laser printer on each. If you have the laser set to etch on the first pass, then run a second pass without adjusting for the small change in thickness of your stock, the laser will be ever so slightly out of focus and produce the burned effect. Just make sure you have proper ventilation!

- knuckleSAMwich

Thanks Sam.

-- Ron, Eugene, OR, "Curiosity is a terrible thing to waste."

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#5 posted 11-05-2015 05:54 PM

Very cool.

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