Butterfly Box Segmented Scrollsaw

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Project by 54curly posted 03-20-2014 03:10 PM 3950 views 14 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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?

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#1 posted 03-20-2014 03:12 PM

Very awesome work

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

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#2 posted 03-20-2014 03:28 PM

wonderful design and work ,this is very unique and special.

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#3 posted 03-20-2014 04:42 PM

Great design, cool box.

-- Bob in Montana. Kindness is the Language the blind can see and deaf can hear. - Mark Twain

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#4 posted 03-20-2014 04:53 PM

Looks great!

-- Dreaming patterns

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#5 posted 03-20-2014 07:09 PM

Nice work great design.

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#6 posted 03-20-2014 08:12 PM

Very very cool!!!

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#7 posted 03-20-2014 08:27 PM

Amaizing box! Pretty cool design,beautiful. Details are outstanding.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#8 posted 03-21-2014 12:08 AM

Very nice

Very creative

-- Pine is fine, but Oak's no joke!

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#10 posted 03-21-2014 02:36 AM

Very nice.

You did a great job.

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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#11 posted 03-21-2014 05:22 AM

Very Nice! & Well Done! Thanks For Posting.

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#12 posted 03-21-2014 03:31 PM

stunning ,beautiful

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#13 posted 03-21-2014 03:55 PM


-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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#14 posted 03-21-2014 05:10 PM

Curly, you did some exceptional work with all those woods and your scrolling, it is a thing of beauty!
Thanks for showing us your project.

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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#15 posted 03-24-2014 08:46 PM

Absolutely gorgeous project!!!

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

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