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Toothpic box (litterally)

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Project by Sodabowski posted 05-25-2011 11:16 PM 3288 views 1 time favorited 30 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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DISCLAIMER:

Before calling the doctors, mind you that I’m not the guilty one: Martyn started it all here

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That being said, let’s jump right into the project.

Made from, well, a toothpic. 4 mm height by 2 mm wide, inner volume is 2,5 mm height by 1,1 mm wide (around 2,75 cubic mm). Top and bottom sanded.

Made in around 5 minutes, the longest part was actually taking the pictures and posting this.
Micro-photographs courtesy of my 50 mm prime lens, butted to my zoom lens.

-- Holy scrap Barkman!





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Bearpie

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#1 posted 05-25-2011 11:21 PM

So far I believe you are in the lead for the smallest box but Martyn has the most complicated one!

Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

-- Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

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Sodabowski

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#2 posted 05-25-2011 11:23 PM

Sure, his Omega is wonderful. By the way the technique he used to make the sides is used in luthery to make rosettes for string instruments. His idea to make a wee box with the same technique was pure genius.

-- Holy scrap Barkman!

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mafe

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#3 posted 05-25-2011 11:24 PM

You are wonderful Thomas!
I pay the coffee in Paris next time.
Have to love you too.
Big smile my friend,
Mads

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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Sodabowski

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#4 posted 05-25-2011 11:27 PM

Hehehe, we will thoroughly avoid any alcool-bearing beverage that comes from Corsica ;)

-- Holy scrap Barkman!

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mafe

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#5 posted 05-25-2011 11:31 PM

Wauuuaaakkkk yes.

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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David LaBolle

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#6 posted 05-26-2011 03:48 AM

That’s a very small feat of engineering.

; )

-- When we build, let us think that we build forever. Let it not be for present delight nor for present use alone. Let it be such work as our descendants will thank us for

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mafe

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#7 posted 05-26-2011 04:20 AM


Ok it’s not wood but paper, but I did fold this origami crane few years back.
Best thoughts,
Mads

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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S4S

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#8 posted 05-26-2011 04:40 AM

Getting there . But what about the in-lays and finish ??! :)

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David LaBolle

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#9 posted 05-26-2011 07:12 AM

Ohh. Mafe. I too have folded some very small cranes. I might try and top that one.

But, that toothpick-box is going to be very, very hard to beat. Even a single grain of rice, might not be smaller than the toothpick-box.

-- When we build, let us think that we build forever. Let it not be for present delight nor for present use alone. Let it be such work as our descendants will thank us for

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llwynog

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#10 posted 05-26-2011 07:28 AM

Please ! Would someone stop this man before he starts carving a miniature handplane out of a rice grain and use a sharpened needle as the iron ?

Edit : It seems that David got the same idea regarding a grain of rice.

-- Fabrice - "On est bien bête mais on sent bien quand on se fait mal" - my grandfather

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Sodabowski

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#11 posted 05-26-2011 09:48 AM

Wow Mads that origami is incredible! O_O

-- Holy scrap Barkman!

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Sodabowski

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#12 posted 05-26-2011 09:50 AM

BTW I cuold get even smaller than this “box” thingie, actually my smallest drill bit is 0,1 mm and I successfully made a 0,1 mm pin for a lid yesterday. The only problem being taking proper pictures. That’s why I settled with this size, which, actually, matters ;p

-- Holy scrap Barkman!

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mafe

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#13 posted 05-26-2011 12:11 PM

Laugh you are wonderful.

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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Schwieb

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#14 posted 05-26-2011 01:03 PM

Have you guys been smoking something?? I’m not going to try this, ok but I’m glad you’re having fun with it.

-- Dr. Ken, Florida - Durch harte arbeit werden Träume wahr.

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Sodabowski

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#15 posted 05-26-2011 01:10 PM

@Ken: mushy sawdust inhalation doesn’t seem to do us any good after all ;)

-- Holy scrap Barkman!

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