The Pentagon Keepsake box

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Project by woodreamer posted 04-09-2013 09:50 PM 1047 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

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#1 posted 04-09-2013 10:31 PM

Cool looking box Bob!

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

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#2 posted 04-09-2013 10:33 PM

Very nice.

-- Todd

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#3 posted 04-09-2013 10:43 PM

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

-- Bert

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#4 posted 04-09-2013 11:57 PM

Very unique looking box.

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

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#5 posted 04-10-2013 01:48 AM

Really cool box. Love the uniqueness of it.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#6 posted 04-10-2013 07:04 AM

Great work!

-- Dreaming patterns

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#7 posted 04-10-2013 04:46 PM

Thanks for all the great comments!

-- Bob, BC, Canada

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#8 posted 04-12-2013 02:04 PM

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

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#9 posted 04-12-2013 03:02 PM

Thanks Fishinbo. Really appreciate that!.

-- Bob, BC, Canada

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