LumberJocks

Pentagonal Boxes

  • Advertise with us
Project by Sawdustonmyshoulder posted 06-21-2008 03:44 AM 2931 views 3 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch
Pentagonal Boxes
Pentagonal Boxes No picture No picture No picture No picture No picture
Zoom Pictures

These boxes were for a Boy Scout training program called Woodbadge. I wanted to give a special gift to the leaders of our group. The Woodbadge logo is a pentagonal shape so I designed these boxes to reflect that shape.

I have a set of box joint jigs from Oak Park Industries and used by the Router Workshop guys. After some simple math and dusting off some old geometry books, I designed a push block and a cutting jig to make the joints.

I made some from mahogany and some out of black walnut and glued a felt bottom into them. They were well received and I have continued to make them for my Boy Scout leader friends that attain the Woodbadge award.

I used water based poly on them. I made them in the early spring and it’s still cold in Mississippi so I can do my finishing in the house with out bothering the family and cats.

-- The more skilled you are at something, the worse you are at it when someone is watching.





9 comments so far

View jockmike2's profile

jockmike2

10635 posts in 5532 days


#1 posted 06-21-2008 05:17 AM

Unique and beautiful boxes. They look difficult to make. Dust off the off the old geometry books, ya right.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

View EduWood's profile

EduWood

57 posts in 4913 days


#2 posted 06-21-2008 09:27 AM

I used to be a bobwhite, a good old bobwhite too, but now I’m finished bobwhiting I don’t know what to do…...I’m growing old and feeble and I can bobwhite no more…..

Nice boxes! The angles look difficult to me. Well done.

-- David, O.C., California

View GaryK's profile

GaryK

10262 posts in 5274 days


#3 posted 06-21-2008 09:38 AM

Very cool looking boxes!

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

View teenagewoodworker's profile

teenagewoodworker

2727 posts in 5053 days


#4 posted 06-21-2008 02:51 PM

very cool boxes! i love how you were able to still do the finger joints even though the box has 5 sides! thanks for the post

View matt garcia's profile

matt garcia

1935 posts in 4957 days


#5 posted 06-21-2008 05:01 PM

I just love joinery!!! Great job!!

-- Matt Garcia Wannabe Period Furniture Maker, Houston TX

View CharlieM1958's profile

CharlieM1958

16292 posts in 5504 days


#6 posted 06-21-2008 06:40 PM

Impressive!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

View Blake's profile

Blake

3443 posts in 5160 days


#7 posted 06-21-2008 07:00 PM

These are just too cool. I love the shape. Favorited!

-- Happy woodworking!

View Woodhacker's profile

Woodhacker

1139 posts in 5009 days


#8 posted 06-22-2008 01:10 AM

These look great!...very unique, and a very thoughtful gesture on your part. It sounds like you had fun making them too.

-- Martin, Kansas

View davidtheboxmaker's profile

davidtheboxmaker

373 posts in 5091 days


#9 posted 06-23-2008 06:22 PM

Nice joints – must have been fun working out the jigs needed.

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com