Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 19

Thread: Butterfly Box

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    Tucson, Arizona
    Posts
    2,401

    Default Butterfly Box

    This is my latest project. The original was designed by llwood on the Vectric forum and I adapted it for the Carvewright. Since I didn't have any 2" thick Cherry to make up the body I had to laminate 3/4" pieces together and then carved it with the 1/8" long bit as one piece. Really long carve! The hinge is made of small individual parts and is solid Cherry also except for the brass hinge pin and the small brass screws that secure each section to the lid. The lid is 7/16" thick Cherry and both halves were carved as one project at the same time.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Butterfly Box 2.jpg   Butterfly Box 5.jpg   Butterfly Box 11.jpg   Butterfly Box 14.jpg  

    Last edited by SteveNelson46; 06-19-2017 at 02:27 PM.
    Steve

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    north ont Canada
    Posts
    2,359

    Default

    Steve very nice did you see the private message I sent you
    Henry

    Every one has a photographic memory. Some just don't have film.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Aug 2013
    Location
    Kiel, Wisconsin
    Posts
    259

    Default

    Great job Steve, very nice work.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    Conroe, Texas, United States
    Posts
    1,551

    Default

    Great job on the Butterfly Box...............

    Outstanding !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Happy Carving

    Robert D.
    rcdages

    CarveWright START U Team Member.

    The mightiest oak in the forest is just a little nut
    that held it's ground.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    Coeur D'Alene Idaho
    Posts
    646

    Default

    Wow!!! Nice job and very​ unique.

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Apr 2014
    Location
    Texas
    Posts
    2,263

    Default

    Steve, very cool. Love the hinge.

    - O

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    Tucson, Arizona
    Posts
    2,401

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Dale View Post
    Wow!!! Nice job and very​ unique.
    Thanks but I can't take the credit for the design. However, it was a little bit of a challenge to adapt it for the Carvewright. The biggest challenge was the all wooden hinge. The individual pieces are very small and accuracy is tantamount. I had to carve the hinge three times. Good thing that it was only a thirteen minute cut. My thoughts were that since they were just vector cuts that the 7" rule really wasn't necessary. Big mistake. I have got away with it in the past but these parts were so small that a misalignment of even a few thousandths of an inch will not allow the hinge pin to align the parts to within sanding tolerance.
    Last edited by SteveNelson46; 06-19-2017 at 03:21 PM.
    Steve

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    New Windsor, MD
    Posts
    689

    Default

    reminds me of a butterfly box Michael Tyler created as a POM a few years ago. Although his was a rectangle box on the bottom so that is a nice variation.

    dave

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    Conroe, Texas, United States
    Posts
    1,551

    Default

    Steve,

    You should place this for sale on the CarveWright Pattern Depot
    as a Project.
    Happy Carving

    Robert D.
    rcdages

    CarveWright START U Team Member.

    The mightiest oak in the forest is just a little nut
    that held it's ground.

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    Tucson, Arizona
    Posts
    2,401

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by rcdages View Post
    Steve,

    You should place this for sale on the CarveWright Pattern Depot
    as a Project.
    There are a couple of problems with putting it in the PD. First, the original isn't mine. It was adapted from a project by llwood and posted on the Vectric forum. They claimed that they found the butterfly on the internet but it looks amazingly similar to Michael Tyler's butterfly box that was posted back in 2009 as a POM. I don't want to step on anyone's toes. They did, however, post it as a free project and, as far as I know, without restrictions. Second, the base was a 16 hour carve on "Optimal" and 12 hours on "Best" and the lid was a 5 hour carve on "Optimal". There are probably not too many carvers that are willing to carve a project that takes that long. It also has to be carved in version 3 with the long 1/8" carving bit.

    It only took a few minutes (~35) to carve the original on a Legacy CNC. All of the cuts were done as vector cuts (toolpaths) and used special bits.

    EDIT: I suppose one could split it into 3/4" layers, carve it as vector cuts and then laminate the layers together to achieve the thickness. Sanding the inside would take a considerable amount of time though.

    Here is a link to the Vectric website that has the article that featured it:

    http://www.vectric.com/cool-stuff/ca...dyHartman.html
    Last edited by SteveNelson46; 06-19-2017 at 07:19 PM.
    Steve

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •