Maple Box with Fins

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Project by Roger Gaborski posted 06-27-2020 02:54 PM 777 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Yet another small box in the series. This time I decided to texture the cover of the box. Cover and base is maple. Designed using Aspire software and cut on a CNC machine. Thanks for looking.

-- Roger

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#1 posted 06-27-2020 02:57 PM

The boxman. Very cool. It’s golf season for me right now so not much being made in the shop. Glad you’re having so much success.

-- Schooled in the advanced art of sawdust and woodchip manufacturing.

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#2 posted 06-27-2020 03:21 PM

Nice box a man with endless designs, good work.

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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#3 posted 06-27-2020 05:00 PM

Nice box, reminds me of the outside of a saguaro cactus without the thorns!

cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#4 posted 06-27-2020 06:50 PM

Roger, I like the idea of having variations on a theme. It is a great way to try out and perfect ideas. The carved “fins” are a neat variation. How long does it take your machine to carve out a box like this? Keep boxing and keep posting.

-- Big Al in IN

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Roger Gaborski

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#5 posted 06-27-2020 08:27 PM

Big Al, I got the fin idea from the old classic cars, 57 Chevy or early Thunderbirds.
It takes about one to two hours to carve the cover, including machine set up time. The base of the box about 20 to 30 minutes. I usually only make one box of a particular design. I set up the machine, start cutting to make sure everything is working properly then do something else in the workshop, so I only watch the beginning and end cuts.
The actual software design takes the most time. I might spend several hours or days to come up with a design I like.
I enjoy making the boxes so I don’t worry about the time too much. But if I sell a box I usually get a good price.

-- Roger

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Bob Collins

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#6 posted 06-27-2020 11:11 PM

Very nice Roger, like the fin idea, makes it a classic.

-- RIP Bob C, Australia. Your best teacher is your last mistake.

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#7 posted 06-29-2020 01:14 AM

Love the looks of this “box”!
The fins are, pardon the pun, ”really cool”, after all, fins are for cooling!

-- "Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored." -- Aldous Huxley

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