Dry Fly Presentation Box



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.

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Nothing like that special touch from a Brother. Nice work Marion!

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It is astonishing what that extra level of smoothing and finishing can make! From the flat blanks to the curved and lusciously finished boxes :astonished::astonished::astonished: Fantastic job!

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That turned out beautiful!

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Very nice

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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.

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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.

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My ancient adversary…

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Gorgeous box!! Are those tiny little magnets?

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Belt/disc sander followed up with foam sanding blocks.

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Pretty!!!

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Very elegant and minimal design - nice finishing touches too.

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Yes, They work great.

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Gorgeous result! I wish I were a more patient woodworker. I’m just not.

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Really lovely boxes! And I like the way you casually snuck in the bananas for scale.

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I concur… woodworking enters another level with a laser…

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Sorry but these were made with a table saw and other woodworking machines. The laser was used just for the engraving.

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Those are really nice.

Beautiful job! Got a nephew who would love that! :slightly_smiling_face:

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