Puzzle Box with Laser Engraving

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Project by Redoak49 posted 04-04-2019 02:11 PM 932 views 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The box is made of 5/16” Red Oak with corners mitered using a shooting plane and splines. The top and bottom are 1/8” baltic birch. The inside Red Oak is 1/8”.

I recently purchased one of the cheap Lasers on Ebay and paid about $80 for it. It will Laser a JPG image about 2” x 2”. I wanted to try it out on a project so made a box to hold the puzzles of the Dragon called Hie designed by Judy Peterson. The Laser works surprisingly well but figuring out the software took a little effort. My thanks to Andybb for answering my questions about the Laser.

The top and bottom are 1/8’ BB and I lasered a copy of the puzzle on the top and a small Handcrafted by on the bottom.

I made two 3/8” thick puzzles with one being quarter ´╗┐sawn Sycamore and the other Aspen dyed red. The puzzle pieces are fully interchangeable. ´╗┐

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#1 posted 04-04-2019 02:36 PM

very kewl but your makers mark on pic 4 is very hard to read GREAT JOB :<)))

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN :<))

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#2 posted 04-04-2019 03:40 PM

It is hard to see in the picture but in reality it is fine.

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#3 posted 04-04-2019 07:24 PM

Neat idea and project.

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

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#4 posted 04-05-2019 12:18 AM

That is really cool. Looks like the laser makes a pretty deep cut!

-- Daniel P

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