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Project by dschlic1 posted 12-31-2013 02:16 PM 2158 views 4 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I decided to make some wooden Christmas presents this year. I managed to get some 4×4 yellow pine pallet wood and made up 36 cube in a cube puzzle. Finished with two coats of boiled linseed oil. They were a great hit!

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#1 posted 12-31-2013 02:36 PM

WOW! You really went to town on these! What was the most difficult part in production dschlic1? Thanks for sharing.

-- God bless, Candy

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#2 posted 12-31-2013 02:50 PM

Cool blocks. Did you use 3 different size Forstner bits for these with 2 blocks inside. Can you please describe the bit and the depths you used to make the triple block?

thanks, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#3 posted 12-31-2013 03:27 PM

Wow that’s sure a lot of blocks, great work

-- steve, simple and effective

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#4 posted 12-31-2013 03:43 PM

Very nice ! Here’s a video explaining the construction of the cube.

-- On the eighth day God was back in His woodworking shop! SteveW

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#5 posted 12-31-2013 03:51 PM

WOW – that was a LOT of drilling!

I bet the stack of chips in front of your drill press was pretty impressive.

Great job and I’m sure every person who received one will love it.



-- Robert Rhoades WoodWorks / Email: /

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#6 posted 12-31-2013 04:19 PM

The most difficult part was seperating the inner cube from the outer. I used a Dremel tool with a cutoff blade and then a carving bit. Once the inner cube was free I touched up the inside of the outer cube with a Dremel drum sander bit.
The cubes measure 3” across. The big hole was made with a 2” forstner bit and the smaller hole was 1”. The depth of cut was such to leave about 1/16” to 1/32” remaining. Once set same depth was used for all.

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#7 posted 12-31-2013 05:31 PM

Congratulations on all of these. They look nice and you saved a lot of money.

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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#8 posted 12-31-2013 09:43 PM

What a great gift. Just set in on the desk at work or the counter, coffee table and let it do it’s job

-- Larry in Hawaii,

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#9 posted 01-01-2014 01:59 AM

Great job Santa. I;-D I like them.

-- Narinder, Calgary, Ab.

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