Advent Calendar

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Project by Green_Hornut posted 12-08-2013 09:38 PM 1615 views 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A heavy duty workout for my CNC router. Advent calendar for the grandchildren. The background is hard maple, the frames are cherry and walnut, and the number tiles are cherry. The number tiles are held in with rare earth magnets epoxied into the back of the tiles, The washers are epoxied into the back of the background and they are approx 1/8 inch apart when the tiles are in place. I was worried about the pull of the rare earth magnets but with that much separation it’s just about perfect for little hands to pull off and just enough attraction to hold in place while upright. The files for each day came from Vectric’s advent offering last year. One file each day for free download and then gone. Much like the advent treats years ago.

Next year I am working with a friend who is an electronic wiz and we are designing a box to hold the tiles. And when you drop the tile through the slot the magnet in the tile will activate a sensor and a small MP3 player will play a Christmas carol. If it’s worth doing, it’s worth overdoing.

-- Mother Nature always bats last.

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#1 posted 12-08-2013 10:30 PM

Very cool nice job.

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#2 posted 12-09-2013 12:00 AM

Creative and cool….thanks for sharing

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#3 posted 12-09-2013 03:27 PM

Very nice and creative. I bought an advent calendar from a friend who had a fundraiser for his church. It was 3D and each day, you peeled off the cover and got a piece of candy. The kids loved it!

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#4 posted 12-09-2013 03:38 PM

This is a very nice project. That CNC really does a good job.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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