Thursday, August 23, 2018

Lidded Art Box Scroll Saw Pattern.

This lidded box is about 12 inches tall. Don't look for a purpose for this box. It's purely decorative. It won't take much handling. This is a set it on the shelf and leave it alone box.  :) It is inspired by the lathe produced lidded boxes. 

I also feel like this project needs two contrasting kinds of wood. I used walnut and maple. I use walnut an maple a lot. I like the contrast of walnut and maple.

One other thought. You could use an electric candle in the bottom of the box to make it a luminary. 

 The top and bottom of the box need to be parallel to each other. Because the sides of the box are cut at an angle the top and bottom need to be cut at the same angle. To do this we need to tilt the blade. 

With the blade at 90 degrees cut the left and right side of each box wall. Don't make the top or bottom cuts yet.
 In the pattern, I include an angle gauge. Use the gauge to set the angle of the blade. 
Now you are ready to make the top and bottom cuts. 
With the blade tilted to the left notice the orientation of the board as I make the top and bottom cuts. 
Try to visualize how the box will sit as you make these cuts. It's easy to get confused.
With the top and bottom cut at the correct angle, the box should sit flat and the top will be parallel to the bottom.
Now you can finish the fretwork and start the glue up. The box glue-up is all butt joints. This makes the glue-up difficult. It will be more secure when you get the bottom glued on. 
With the bottom glued on, I used rubber bands as clamps. Let this assemble dry completely before you handle it. 

The rest of the project goes pretty easy.

Note: If you don't want to make the angle cuts there is an alternative. Cut the top and bottom at 90 degrees then use a flat surface and sandpaper to flatten the top and bottom. It's time-consuming but if you have trouble with the angles this will work.

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My plea for networking help was rewarded with many helpful tips:

The other day I ask for some help troubleshooting a network connected laser cutter problem. Just as I suspected you guys were a resourceful bunch. I have had network engineers from three continents help me with the problem. It's not resolved yet but I have not had time to go through all the suggestions. Thanks to everyone who jumped in to help. A couple of you even enlisted the help of other family members to give me a hand. You guys are a special bunch. Thank you.

I have not returned all the emails yet but I am working through the tips and will answer all of them as soon as I can.

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