My brother in California is a fly fisherman. He ties flies and he does woodworking. He’s and engineer by trade and is meticulous. He is in the Bay Area so we had a nice reunion at BAMF2017. He had an idea then to engrave the top is some boxes. I’ve done a few of these. Never posted. I do think a laser is a great thing for any woodworker for lots of reasons.
Nothing like that special touch from a Brother. Nice work Marion!
It is astonishing what that extra level of smoothing and finishing can make! From the flat blanks to the curved and lusciously finished boxes Fantastic job!
That turned out beautiful!
That looks great!
If someone can point out an article that will tell me how to turn my ugly laser-cut boxes into smooth beauties like this, I would love to see it.
If I were to guess, I would say post-processing with a sander. Followed up with a really nice finish (Poly-acrylic or some other sealer).
Sounds like the box was made with standard woodworking skills and just used the laser for the engraving.
My ancient adversary…
Gorgeous box!! Are those tiny little magnets?
Belt/disc sander followed up with foam sanding blocks.
Very elegant and minimal design - nice finishing touches too.
Yes, They work great.
Gorgeous result! I wish I were a more patient woodworker. I’m just not.
Really lovely boxes! And I like the way you casually snuck in the bananas for scale.
I concur… woodworking enters another level with a laser…
Sorry but these were made with a table saw and other woodworking machines. The laser was used just for the engraving.
Those are really nice.
Beautiful job! Got a nephew who would love that!