I have been busy cutting tons of box part over the past few days. I am still waiting for some final design files for the front and top panels, so to keep things moving i have been cutting and assembling the rest of the sides.
So what is the total number of miss cuts, aborted jobs or overheat pauses after over 9 hours cutting and 640 parts on 59 sheets of Proofgrade plywood? Zero!
I’m most impressed that every single part was cut perfectly. I was expecting a few to have not cut all the way through or for a job to have failed or something. But it worked like a champ.
Keep in mind i have my GF in my basement where it is always fairly cool, sometimes down right cold, so overheating wasn’t an issue.
Hats off to you @dan and your staff for some awesome material. You have made me a true believer.
Here is the stack of leftovers i have now. I’ll need to come up with some long thin projects to use up the scraps.
From the forge the parts head out to the garage where the wait to be routed and then the lid channel to be stained.
Note the little reminder of which way the flat end of the router goes. I messed that up a few time late at night.
Then on to glue up. Unfortunately i could get all the grain to line up like i wanted without waiting a ton of material. So a few boxes are a little weird in that department.
Then they go and wait for the fronts and the top to be engraved and cut.
I’m hoping to have the final art in the next few days so i can start the long engrave process.
Couple things i have learned… Straight cutting for hours on a day with no wind will produce a steady stream of smoke. It was starting to look like my shrubs where on fire. And my wife hates the smell of burning walnut plywood. The first is not a problem but i really need to find a solution for that second.
Well back to work these boxes aren’t going to assemble themselves.