Mahogany Octagon Box

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Project by Roger Gaborski posted 05-14-2016 09:21 PM 502 views 2 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my first attempt to design an octagon box that will be cut on my CNC machine. The cover has nine facets. The box size is approximately 5 1/2” x 3×2 1/2”. Wood is mahogany with one coat of shellac and three coats of rub on poly.

-- Roger Gaborski,

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#1 posted 05-15-2016 01:31 AM

Looks like a smaller version of an urn. Just put a cross on top and market it as an animal urn.

-- Schooled in the advanced art of sawdust and woodchip manufacturing.

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#2 posted 05-15-2016 02:58 AM

very nice Roger, could be a money spinner as Jim said.

-- Bob C, Australia. I love sharing as long as it is not my tools

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#3 posted 05-15-2016 08:09 AM

Roger, this design has eye appeal. I see the top is solid. At first I thought it was jointed pieces of wood, and I wondered about angles and jigs. I see why you don’t hinge the lid since it would be heavy enough to pull the box backward when opened especially with a box this small. I like the shape, and it has a nice feel to it. The proportions look right. Nice work. Keep boxing and keep posting.

-- Big Al in IN

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#4 posted 05-15-2016 02:09 PM

Very cool Roger

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#5 posted 05-15-2016 07:34 PM

Roger, this is a great box. You’ve done a fine job on it.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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