Small Dragon Box

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Project by Laserdude posted 05-25-2011 03:29 AM 1419 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This box was made from left over cut ends of bigger boxes. It ended up being pretty small @ 2” by 1.5” by 1.5” tall. I could not throw the scrap pieces away, so I made a little ring box. The Dragons protect the contents of the box of course…..

-- Dave

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#1 posted 05-25-2011 03:51 AM

Your doing some Great Work down there Dave!!
I thought I was looking at a larger box, until you rattled off the dimensions!!
Thanks for sharing it, and Welcome to LJ’s my Friend…

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.

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#2 posted 05-25-2011 03:53 AM

I am tempted to ask what the laser cost, but it would probably scare me. Beautiful work though.

-- I may not have a lot of good ideas, but some of them are just incredible.

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#3 posted 05-25-2011 01:44 PM

Very nice! Well done!

-- christopheralan

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#4 posted 05-25-2011 04:12 PM

My mom would love this. I am also tempted about the laser equipment cost…

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#5 posted 05-25-2011 06:32 PM

There are small desktop lasers for engraving that start around $5,000 for the machine. They can do 8" x 11", and run at 10 Watts (very low power) which is good for engraving graphics in wood.This size machine can cut through 1/16” thick wood. My laser is rather large, and can engrave a 24” x 36” x 11” thick object (100 lb payload). The machine can also cut through @ 3/8 thick piece of wood with machine I use. I also have a rotary attachment that can engrave on round cylinders that costs extra. The cost for my size machine with attachments is close to $37,000 five years ago, so I do not know what they cost these days. It was a rather large commitment on my part, but the machine has high resale value as long as you buy one from one of the top manufacturers. It was risky buying it, but I managed to do enough projects that it paid for the machine.

-- Dave

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#6 posted 05-28-2011 05:46 PM

Very Nice little box, great story on the laser machine, it’s great to hear success stories about large purchases, nothing ventured = nothing gained, thanks for sharing

-- It's Mic Keep working and sharing

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#7 posted 05-30-2011 12:56 PM

Woof! Expensive… I’ll hold off for now and drool from afar. Thanks for the info.

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