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The Pentagon Keepsake box

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Project by woodreamer posted 470 days ago 784 views 1 time favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

An aerial photograph of The pentagon gave me the idea for this little box, which measures about 5 in. x 5 in.
I wanted to show the interior sections shown in the photo, and decided to use relief scroll work for the lid (3/8 in. stock), which is achieved by bevel cutting the polygons with the saw table tilted at 6 degrees. Then I pushed the little shapes out until they locked, and permanently glue them in the relief position. The box sections echo the polygon shapes of the lid and are done in the usual way, with the table put back to 90 degrees and holes are drilled to insert the scroll saw blade. I used a number 12 blade for the 1 1/4 in stock of the box sides. I made the lid swivel on a 1/4 in. dowel with two magnets to help keep the lid closed. Finished with lemon oil and spray shellac Thanks for looking.

-- Bob, BC, Canada http://www.etsy.com/shop/abby702





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woodshaver

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#1 posted 470 days ago

Cool looking box Bob!

-- Tony C , My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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scrollsaw

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#2 posted 470 days ago

Very nice.

-- Todd

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#3 posted 470 days ago

Good job. Pentagon has no place for clamping and you made it.

-- Bert

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#4 posted 470 days ago

Very unique looking box.

-- --Dave, Downers Grove, Il. When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams

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Monte Pittman

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#5 posted 470 days ago

Really cool box. Love the uniqueness of it.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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deon

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#6 posted 470 days ago

Great work!

-- Dreaming patterns

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woodreamer

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#7 posted 470 days ago

Thanks for all the great comments!

-- Bob, BC, Canada http://www.etsy.com/shop/abby702

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#8 posted 468 days ago

Unique and beautiful box! Like the shape and the numerous compartments. Truly a keeper!

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#9 posted 468 days ago

Thanks Fishinbo. Really appreciate that!.

-- Bob, BC, Canada http://www.etsy.com/shop/abby702

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