|Project by cajunpen||posted 09-15-2011 05:29 AM||3032 views||1 time favorited||11 comments|
This box, while it is certainly not anything to be proud of, has really excited me! I used a single plain, non nondescript piece of Pine measuring 3/4” x 5 1/2” x 24”. I have a Carvewright machine, which is a entry level CNC machine. My goal was to see if I could design a box in the Designer Software, bring it to the machine and cut out the box.
What I had was the oval bottom, two oval rings about 1/2” wide x 3/4” high and the oval top along with the insert for the underside of the bottom to help register the lid.
I half heartedly sanded this box down and slapped on some Maple gel stain. I also applied a little Suede Tex to the bottom. I only wish that I had used a nice piece or Walnut or Maple, because the box turned out exactly as drawn. I think that I will try to make my next box a little bigger – AND I’ll spend more time at the Spindle sander. This one measures about 6 1/2” x 5” x 2 1/4”. I will also remember to take pictures after it comes off the machine and after the pieces are removed from the board, before I glue it all up.
-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased." http://www.cajunpen.com/