Heptagon Boxes (Christmas Gifts)

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Project by Pat Cavanaugh posted 01-02-2021 01:30 PM 744 views 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A couple of boxes I threw together on December 22nd and 23rd. Zebrawood, wenge (dark chocolate top), and padauk (reddish orange top). These are seven sided and were cut using my standard SawStop miter gauge and the Rockler Woodworking and Hardware Perfect Miter Setup Blocks.

I chose seven sides because the angles were the most unusual (25.714 degrees) and I figured it would be the perfect opportunity to test the accuracy of the setup blocks. They were spot on with the cherry test piece so I jumped right to the zebrawood (so quickly I forgot to resaw it before cutting the miters). I resawed the zebrawood after cutting the miters which left me with two different size boxes, perfect for the mother and daughter they were gifted to. The wenge and padauk were left over from previous gifts I made for them. The grain in the zebrawood wraps completely around the larger box but because of the resaw it is slightly interrupted on the smaller one.

Finished with Maker Brand Simple Finish (an oil/wax blend) and final buff with brown craft paper.

-- Pat - Biloxi, MS

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#1 posted 01-02-2021 04:29 PM

Very unique style boxes Pat. I don’t believe I ever saw a 7 sided box. Beautiful choice of lumber and I like the way you chased the grain around the box. Nice work.

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

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#2 posted 01-03-2021 03:20 PM

You are an adventurous man Pat! I’d still be trying to figure how long of a board I would need with seven sides 8^)

You laugh and mock the confines of the 360 degree circle! Jolly good show!

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#3 posted 01-03-2021 04:29 PM

Beautiful boxes and great wood selections.
I would like to see more pics of the lids.
These are wonderful gifts that will be cherished.

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