|Project by 54curly||posted 03-20-2014 03:10 PM||3072 views||14 times favorited||15 comments|
Made this Butterfly box out 6 different kinds of wood. The body or box is maple which is very hard lumber, I would advise using a softer type of wood! The wings starting from the bottom is cherry then red oak then ash and then white oak. The center body is walnut. I used the pattern from the last issue of Scroll saw Woodworking & Crafts. They used Purpleheart where I used white oak! Could not afford the Purple Heart . I know that space in a magazine is very limited, the instructions are a little short of details. But when I used the upper pattern for the wings it just didn’t match the lower box portion so I had to make the wings a second time making my own pattern from the box I had made. You need to have the pattern a little larger to allow for saw cuts between each segment of the wing. I think the pattern needs to be reversed in the magazine. We’ll it turned out nice even with the issues. Just made a little firewood!
-- Curly, South Dakota! Now where did I put that board stretcher?