Most of the box designs are from my imagiation
and some are from the Vetric monthly FREE projects.
Most of the wood used is from our bush lot..
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White Ash about one inch thick by 8 inches and about 20 inches long. First tool paths were plane the top with a pocket toolpath then pocket out the box inside. The board is secured to the spoil board on my CNC router table.


After the box lid and bottom have been pocketed and the lip has been profiled it is time to flip the board over and machine the other side. I use alignment dowels to position the board and align properly.


I engrave the text with a V bit to the profile of the curved lid.


After the paint is dry I rough cut then finish cut with a ball nose.


After engraving with the V bit I paint the engraved portion, not being careful of the painting accuracy or neatness.
Notice how wide the tail of the Y is ? that is because the text was engraved to the depth of the contoured lid.


Look at the tail of the Y in this photo, after the lid contour is machined the text will be at the correct depth.

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The hinges on Carleys box, the wood is wormy Sugar Maple, the tree was cut from our bush about 1980 or so, cut to lumber thickness and dried outside for a few years then inside.


Years later when I wanted to use this maple lumber I noticed it was all wormey, then I find out it is VERY popular and difficult to find.


This box is from White Ash, also from our bush lot.


This box is from Black Cherry again from our bush lot, cut, dried and machined by me.


From White Ash.


From White Ash.

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From White Ash.


From White Ash.


Another style of jewelery box.


I pocketed this with a half inch ball nose.


My tool step over was set at.25 that is the reason for the ribbed finish.


I know it was a mistake but I never noticed til I took off the dust boot.

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More photos to come.


More photos to come

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