Cube Cubed

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Project by PaulfromVictor posted 09-12-2009 03:54 PM 2378 views 9 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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This was a time killer one weekend a few months ago. The cubes are made from cherry. If you have any questions about how hard end grain is, try using a large forstner bit to drill into it. The black behind the cubes is the ebonized ash from my entertainment center project.

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#1 posted 09-12-2009 04:25 PM

I’ve made several of those, but with only two blocks. Did you drill the smallest block before you released the mid sized block? Good job. BZ

-- Dudley Young USN Retired. Sebastian, Fl.

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#2 posted 09-12-2009 04:37 PM


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#3 posted 09-12-2009 04:57 PM

neat idea with the third block. enough to blow your mind.

-- John @

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#4 posted 09-12-2009 06:00 PM

How in the worl did u do this? i made the one with the two blocks but didnt think it can be made with three u have o let me in on that? [email protected]

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop, http://[email protected]

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#5 posted 09-12-2009 10:56 PM

I have one of these exact cubes but made out of billet aluminum from my machine shop class, It is 2” square on the outside.

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#6 posted 09-12-2009 11:21 PM

I have seen on made and still don’t believe it.. lol
Nice one.

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#7 posted 09-12-2009 11:58 PM

For someone possibly crazy enough to try one of these, what size forstners did you use? I expect that a perfectly square block and holding fixture are required to start.

Larry – I can’t believe that website domain name was still available. Honestly though – those chessboards are awesome.


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#8 posted 09-13-2009 04:52 AM

You can use any size forstners, but the sizes will also determine the depth of cut. You need to sneak up to final depth on each face, and use a drill press fence and a stop block. There is not much room to clamp the piece, but with a stop block and fence you should be fine. Use a very slow drill speed. The end grain is brutal. I am trying to recall where I found the instructions for this. The instructions would explain how to determine your depth. Doing three is just like doing two, but with one more bit. Drill to final depth on your inner cube first. Otherwise, if your cube breaks free while you are drilling you will not be able to drill out the enclosed cube.

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#9 posted 09-13-2009 06:42 AM

Great looking cubed cube of a cube inside of a cu…..

Very nice work.

-- Whether You Think You Can or You Think You Can't, YOU ARE RIGHT!!!

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#10 posted 09-13-2009 02:11 PM

I think you should enter this in a Cube Contest.

Do you get tired of explaining it to non woodworkers?

-- Father of two sons. Both Eagle Scouts.

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#11 posted 09-14-2009 01:43 PM

I haven’t had to explain this because I haven’t showed it much.

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#12 posted 09-23-2009 08:07 PM

this rocks…

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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