Living Hinge Fish Box

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#1

I want to make this fish-box. I saw it on instructables, http://www.instructables.com/id/Generating-elliptical-boxes-using-a-laser-cutter-a/?ALLSTEPS.

I had planned to use a wood dye to color the boxes once I assemble them. I have a wood stain kit, https://www.amazon.com/Wood-Dye-Aniline-Color-Powder/dp/B00BAKWTMQ/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1490464519&sr=8-1&keywords=wood+dye+stain+powder.

I am planning on using my small spray gun to apply the stain so that I can control the color and density of the stain. I got my paint gun from Harbor Freight, http://www.harborfreight.com/touch-up-air-spray-gun-66871.html. They are real cheap, but work pretty well.

If anyone has made this box, please post it because I would love to see it. Here is the file to make it.


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#2

That’s a cute box - I hadn’t seen the pattern on offer. If no one else gets to it before i do, I can try to run it later this week. (Got a lot of wood, just been a little tied up on time lately.)

If one of the other pre-releasers or betas wants to do it first though, that’s okay by me. I’m trying to get the tutorials cinched down.


#3

Thanks, I have gotten some 1/8-inch birch plywood to use when I get my Glowforge that is 12" x 12". You can easily get 2 on a sheet and most likely get 3 if you separate the pieces a little.

I use the paint gun to just spritz color so I can control the amount. It can work really well if you set the flow way down.

This is what I am talking about with just a light spray.


#4

Oh, well it won’t be painted if I take a crack at it. (No spray gun setup.) But I can just let the smoke stain it like that one. i haven’t tried a living hinge yet and I’ve been wanting to do one.


#5

There is no rush, please take care of your personal stuff and do the box at your leisure.


#6

No problem, things are looking up. (Still might be later in the week though…got a ton of catching up to do.)


#7

OMG, that fish box is so cute!


#8

@Jules or @davidgal2, can you edit your posts above to get the link to the example earlier on? Not very OCD, but it took a while to find the IRL GF post.