Cherry Pastel Box (CNC)

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Project by AdrianM posted 01-27-2013 03:30 PM 2730 views 6 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Prototype of a box I am developing to sell on my etsy page @

The box is used to protect artist pastels as they break easily. The case is designed to be used on the desk or for transport. I have another one for 30 pastels in the works.

With the magnetic close the box has a pleasant click.

Cherry wood, with soss barrel hinges and lee valley magnetic cup and washer set 1/4inch.

After cutting on the machine there was some sanding to do. I went to 320 then finished with mineral oil and chapmans wax.

Last shot is of the tool path – much more work that I thought is was going to be.

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#1 posted 01-27-2013 03:32 PM

Very cool design,well done.

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#2 posted 01-27-2013 03:41 PM

Thats very pretty. im sure it will sell well!

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#3 posted 01-27-2013 03:55 PM

That’s a wonderful design. You should do well with 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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#4 posted 01-27-2013 07:29 PM

This kicks @ss. A great use of the tool.

-- “The easy confidence with which I know another man's religion is folly teaches me to suspect that my own is also.” ― Mark Twain

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#5 posted 01-27-2013 10:07 PM

This is awesome! I think you have a serious winner here. In fact, in fact I have a few artists in my family that I may purchase this from you for bdays…(wouldn’t be right to steal your design and build it myself. It would be cool if you offered personalization on the lid.

I like the way your brain is working!


-- "With a little bit of faith, and some imagination, you can build anything!" Nate

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#6 posted 01-28-2013 02:18 AM

Nice design.
I haven’t seen this style of box, and I have been looking for CNC boxes for many years.

Good job, it looks great.

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#7 posted 01-28-2013 05:27 AM

Beautiful box!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#8 posted 01-28-2013 02:39 PM

Cool storage for pastels, great gift for budding artists. Like the design and it’s really well made. Great job!


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#9 posted 01-28-2013 03:11 PM

It’s beautiful! If I may… This beautiful box could be sold as an upscale cigar box for those that only want the best.

-- Never board, always knotty, lots of growth rings

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