Round Ring Box from Bloodwood blank

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Forum topic by whope posted 07-13-2013 04:20 PM 1104 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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07-13-2013 04:20 PM

Topic tags/keywords: bloodwood box router milling question

I’m making a round ring box out of a 2×2 piece of Bloodwood.

I would like the top to slide off the bottom similar to a shoebox.

I don’t have a lathe, so I’m using a technique on my router table. Circles attached to the ends, repeated passes over a bottom cleaning router bit.

Once I have created a cylinder, I’m planning on cutting the shoulder somewhere near the middle (using the same technique) and then separating the top at one end of the shoulder.

Drill a hole in the top to accept the shoulder part of the bottom and then drill out the centers of both pieces.

An alternative is to separate the top and bottom and then route the shoulder into the bottom.

Anyone have any other suggestions/ideas that doesn’t involve a lathe?



-- Measure it with a micrometer, mark it with chalk, cut it with an axe.

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#1 posted 08-29-2013 03:17 AM

You could have an insert in the lower portion of the box that would act as the lip for the top to fit up against like I did here:

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#2 posted 08-29-2013 05:44 PM

Thanks for the reply. I went the route I described. It didn’t work out as well as what you are suggesting. Next time. :)

I hope to have it posted here in a month or so.

-- Measure it with a micrometer, mark it with chalk, cut it with an axe.

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