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Beads of Courage Box - Walnut and Maple

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Project by Tayraylor posted 02-02-2019 03:25 PM 1042 views 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Our Woodturning Club is making lidded boxes for the Beads of Courage. Automakers initiative for Children’s Hospitals. As the patients go through treatments they are given beads as encouragement. They can store them in these boxes.

We used a bird’s mouth router bit to create the staves used in the boxes.

-- Ray, Northwest Arkansas





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ralbuck

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#1 posted 02-02-2019 08:13 PM

Great looking “box”!

A very fine club project too!

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

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#2 posted 02-02-2019 10:06 PM

Very Nice Project & Well Done Ray!

-- Richard (Ontario, CANADA)

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#3 posted 02-03-2019 01:43 PM

Beautiful work

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#4 posted 02-04-2019 05:43 AM

It’s realy good looking. I like that contrasting stripes pattern.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#5 posted 02-11-2019 04:28 AM

If you can figure out a way to waterproof the insides of this storage box, I reckon it would make a great ice box! It’s definitely a very classy way to serve drinks! The contrast of the 2 different grains is definitely very striking for this little portable storage box!

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#6 posted 02-13-2019 06:04 AM

It is a very thoughtful idea. Those beads would shine even more when placed inside a storage box as beautiful as this. Furthermore, the beads can be kept safe and proper to prevent them from being misplaced. The children can make it a hobby and be even more enthusiastic about the whole beads idea.

-- Mark Grogan @ https://www.supereasystorage.com.au/locations/wollongong/

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#7 posted 04-21-2020 03:51 PM

Beautiful box. I was wondering if the diameter of the box is smaller at the bottom than at the top (it seems so from the photo). If so, did you have to do anything special when using the bird’s mouth router bit to make the staves since, I think, you would need a compound angle to get the miter angle and the taper angle correct? Thanks.

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Tayraylor

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#8 posted 04-21-2020 07:08 PM

Thank you. They’re fun to make but require a few jigs for holding on the lathe.

This box is straight sided. The picture does make it look smaller on the bottom. You can make a staved box with these bird’s mouth bits. Lee Valley has a free document you can download with very good instructions on tapering staved vessels.

https://www.leevalley.com/en-us/shop/tools/power-tool-accessories/router-bits/45160-birds-mouth-joinery-bits

We had a few guys in our club turn some tapered ones. I did it in high school with just a table saw and a taper jig. We made planter boxes and bound them with steel straps. Don’t ask me to recall any of those dimensions!

Ray

-- Ray, Northwest Arkansas

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#9 posted 04-23-2020 03:11 PM



This box is straight sided. The picture does make it look smaller on the bottom. You can make a staved box with these bird s mouth bits. Lee Valley has a free document you can download with very good instructions on tapering staved vessels.

https://www.leevalley.com/en-us/shop/tools/power-tool-accessories/router-bits/45160-birds-mouth-joinery-bits


Ray—thanks VERY much for the info and link. That pdf from Lee Valley is very informative!

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