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    A Little Box

    While working on my swap project, LOML suggested I should do something similar to send to my sister in Texas. Be ever so obedient, I set about the process.

    The top is cherry and was cut on my CNC. I wanted this to be smaller and somewhat different from the swap box, so I left the board rectangular. The base is tiger maple. After a couple coats of sealer, I sprayed two coats of gloss and was going to finish it with a final coat of semi-gloss but kinda like this look - so far.

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    The tiger maple came out pretty good without any stain or oil to pop the grain. The bottom of the box is a piece of 1/8" ply covered with tiger maple veneer.

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    To register the top with the base and add a bit of interest, I cut strips of wenge for the rectangle. And, of course, I had to personalize the item!

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    CNC parameters were:
    90° 1/2" v-bit for the waves at 40ipm and maximum DOC of 0.04"
    1/16" end mill for the shell pocket at 40ipm and DOC or 0.08"
    60° 1/4" v-bit for the ripples at 40ipm and DOC ranging from 0.03" for the inner to 0.01" for the outer.
    The inside etching was done with a 22.5° etching bit at a DOC of 0.01" after all the sealer was dry, then filled with black TT in water.
    Bill Arnold
    Citizen of Texas residing in Georgia.
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    Beautiful box Bill, it will be cherished forever. Well done.
    I'm supposed to respect my elders, but its getting harder and harder for me to find one now.

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    That's a mighty fine looking box, Mr. Arnold!!

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    Nicely done Bill, your sister will love it for sure

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    Very beautiful box. She will certainly love it.
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    WOW Thats nice Bill
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    Nice job on the box Bill, love all the little details.
    Darren

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    Super nice!
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    I really like the fact you are giving the parameters. That's going to be a big help for me when I start to copy some of these projects!
    Programmer - An organism that turns coffee into software.
    If all your friends are exactly like you, What an un-interesting life it must be.
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    Wow that's
    nice

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