I’ve been wanting to try out the curved wood concept that
@designvh619 recently posted about. I’m pretty happy with how it turned out:
I designed the box with straight sides in boxes.py, then used the Arc effect in Illustrator to arc the sides.
I had actually intended to cut the tabs extra long so I could sand them flush, but the only 1/8“ wood I have here is finished Proofgrade. So I went with the normal tabs.
The inlay was a bear to pound into place. My kerf adjustment a little too tight I think. Looks pretty nice though. The top handle is a combination of red ceramic bead, blue howlite, and a 15/0 metallic seed bead. There is a pocket engraved on the lid fitting piece to hold the wire that holds the beads.
That is seriously amazing! I have been so consumed by the farm I have yet to make anything other than that Sunflower Bowl. I reeeeeeaaaaallllllly Love this!
Previously in kerf cutting:
Maple/wenge 1/8". No veneer was harmed in the making of this box. Entire box is sanded to 600 grit and waxed/oiled with Feed-n-wax. Overall dimensions: 5 x 2-5/8 x 1-1/8" (127 x 67 x 25mm)
I wanted to make a curved box, but I don’t like the look for living hinges, and I don’t want to fool with using veneers to cover them up.
Enter kerf cutting. The general idea is that you remove material from the inside of your curve, and the wood can then be successfully bent. I’ll do this …
Oh yeah, kerf cutting! How could I forget? I must have seen that box since I clicked Like on it, but it did somehow slip my mind. Really like the way you did the tight corners.
Oh in no way do I mean to detract from your project (or
@designvh619’s!) , I think it’s great. I was just crosslinking to some related discussion. @rbtdanforth did a lot in this area too.
I really need to go back to some of the posts that happened before I joined. That box is really amazing!!! What other gold is waiting for me to discover?!
That is really beautiful.
I really like the way you did the tabs. Looks like a part of the design instead of a box made on a laser. Very classy looking.
Search for the necrogame tag:
And while you’re at it,
go necrogame some of your favorites
OK that is cool. I really need to spend more time on here.
You can use a forum feature to produce a list of the most popular topics:
This is a forum tip, but relevant to getting more from your Glowforge. Seasoned forum users know this, but it might come in handy for newer members who are unfamiliar with the forum software, and may not have seen some of the excellent discussions from the past.
The “default” or home page for the forum has options to view “Top” topics. This is calculated using a combination of views, likes, and replies. You can select from different time ranges. Go ahead and try it out - you might get some insp…
That looks fantastic. Great arc’d design.
Beautiful! Do you have a favorite bead source? I’ve got a bunch, but sometimes people have something unique and different.
Here’s a few I bought from at the Tucson bead shows that also do mail order:
(just announced they are closing
but check out their close outs)
I haven’t bought a huge amount from any of them but they all had a nice selection. I mostly get seed beads.
I’d like to see your beaded stuff!
wow i really love this idea . nicely done