Butterfly Box Segmented Scrollsaw

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Project by 54curly posted 125 days ago 1184 views 12 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 125 days ago

Very awesome work

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#2 posted 125 days ago

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

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#3 posted 125 days ago

Great design, cool box.

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#4 posted 125 days ago

Looks great!

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#5 posted 125 days ago

Nice work great design.

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#6 posted 125 days ago

Very very cool!!!

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#7 posted 125 days ago

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

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#8 posted 125 days ago

Very nice

Very creative

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#10 posted 124 days ago

Very nice.

You did a great job.

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#11 posted 124 days ago

Very Nice! & Well Done! Thanks For Posting.

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#12 posted 124 days ago

stunning ,beautiful

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#14 posted 124 days ago

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 121 days ago

Absolutely gorgeous project!!!

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