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Betelgeuse May Go

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Project by MrLaughingbrook posted 08-21-2020 06:52 PM 1066 views 2 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Betelegeuse May Go [nova, soon]

When I heard the news I got busy documenting the night sky as I see it today on a box and a plaque. I hope it does light up our sky soon!

  • Walnut body, box jointed with skip pattern
  • Copper inlay stars / constellations as accurate as I could make them
  • Oak trim
  • Carpathian Elm burl four-way book matched top (kind of spacey)
  • wood hinge with 95 degree stop
  • sliding removable trays
  • lower tray encloses a somewhat hidden basement compartment
  • 10” x 6” x 5” H

Full size photos here: link

Enjoy! And keep an eye to the night sky, especially Orion’s right shoulder.

-- MrLaughingbrook





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Jerry

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#1 posted 08-21-2020 07:02 PM

Wow, that is a beautiful build!!!

-- There are good ships and there are wood ships, the ships that sail the sea, but the best ships are friendships and may they always be. http://www.geraldlhunsucker.com/

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pottz

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#2 posted 08-21-2020 07:48 PM

nice box love those hinges.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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MrWolfe

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#3 posted 08-21-2020 07:55 PM

Stunning build!
The four way book matched burl lid is great!
Excellent job on the hinges too.
Thanks for sharing.
Jon

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splintergroup

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#4 posted 08-21-2020 10:12 PM

Fantastic looking box, but those hinges are incredible!

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Eric

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#5 posted 08-22-2020 01:37 AM

Beautiful piece, you did a great job

-- Eric, building the dream

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therealSteveN

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#6 posted 08-22-2020 05:29 AM

Nice box, love the stars, what a nice touch. Are those Nebula in the top?

A complete interior always gets high marks from me. The green just sets that Walnut off, great touch.

Thanks for sharing..

-- Think safe, be safe

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MrLaughingbrook

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#7 posted 08-22-2020 10:20 AM

SteveN, Nebula in the top? Yes, if that’s what you see. Or, maybe a gravity lensed galaxy?

-- MrLaughingbrook

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Peteybadboy

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#8 posted 08-22-2020 11:16 AM

love that box!

-- Petey

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grovemadman

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#9 posted 08-22-2020 12:04 PM

Very nice work! I have a thing for boxes personally and I always appreciate a good box post.

-- "It is the job of the woodworker to hide his mistakes and keep a tight set of lips about them!"--Chuck

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recycle1943

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#10 posted 08-22-2020 01:04 PM

great work all around but especially the hinges – top notch !!

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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Phil32

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#11 posted 08-22-2020 07:42 PM

A great memento of what may be the first live streaming supernova.

-- You know, this site doesn't require woodworking skills, but you should know how to write.

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Dark_Lightning

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#12 posted 08-22-2020 10:29 PM

That’s a cool looking box! I went and looked at what Betelgeuse may do, and looks like it’s far enough way that it’ll be fairly benign for us. I recently read that some supernovas may have nearly sterilized the earth a few hundred million years ago.

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2020/08/200818142104.htm

-- Steven.......Random Orbital Nailer

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torus

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#13 posted 08-23-2020 03:22 AM

Spectacular box!

PS. Do we need supernova in 2020? Just say three times: Betelgeuse!

-- "It's getting better..." - put this on my RIP stone!

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