Beads of Courage box

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Project by blmac4 posted 06-25-2017 08:15 PM 1128 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Turned this BOC box out of cypress then used the rotary attachment on my CNC to do some engraving on it. Since I am a fan of the Super hero movies and since this will be going to a child that is undergoing some type of chemo treatment, I decided to use a Super hero theme. The engravings were done with a v bit and then I filled in the engravings with coffee grounds and sealed with CA glue. I hope it brighten up some child’s life as they are going through a rough period in their life.


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#1 posted 06-25-2017 08:49 PM

Well, it’s just been pointed out to me, and I never noticed it, the “S” is reversed in the Superman logo. Back to the lathe. Hope I can get it to fit the lid again.


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#2 posted 06-26-2017 03:39 AM

Things like that happen to all of us. It’s still a cool looking box. nice job.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#3 posted 06-26-2017 05:53 PM

I thought the picture was reversed. It’s a beautiful box anyways, and I love Yellow Cedar, or Cypress, very nice smelling wood. The coffee grounds and glue fill look real good. I’ll be trying that soon. I’m sure a youngster will love it!

-- John, Sunshine Coast, BC, Canada.

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#4 posted 06-26-2017 06:57 PM

Cool bowel….

I’d sure like to se a few pics of your CNC set up. Did it come with the 4th axis or did you add that on?

What CAM package do you use?

-- Matt -- I yam what I yam and that's all what I yam

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#5 posted 06-26-2017 08:01 PM

This box is so beautiful.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#6 posted 06-27-2017 01:20 AM

Thanks for the comments, they are appreciated.
Matt, I have a CamMaster Stinger CNC with a 4th axis rotary attachment on it. The software is V-Carve Pro from Vectric. It is a really sweet machine that is well made and the support is excellent.


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