Bugatti Box

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Bugatti Box

Postby BillK » Tue Mar 04, 2014 3:49 pm

Here's a project I made using Aspire and my Shark.

The top model is a Bugatti roadster model I created in Aspire. It is inlayed into the top with a 005" offset. I not sure of the wood species as the wood was given to me as reclaimed lumber. That is it's natural color.

The front is the Bugatti emblem carved in Mahogany. Also inlayed with a .005 offset.

The lid hinges are models I created of the Bugatti Veyron gas cap, also Mahogany.

I like to use a traditional chain to support my lids. I used a red chestnut stain over red oak to try to create an instant antique look and feel to this piece. Satin wipe on poly over.

I wanted to have the inserts stand out visually, so they are coated with gloss wipe on poly only to contrast the oak. I've been told the mahogany looks like leather, and it is a great visual effect.

This is a birthday present for my boss. I hope you enjoy.

Thanks.
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Re: Bugatti Box

Postby BOOMER52 » Tue Mar 04, 2014 4:41 pm

Fantastic job on the Bugatti Box!!! Great design elements and choice of materials!

I'm not a prognosticator... however I predict this will appear in the next Vectric Newsletter...!
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Re: Bugatti Box

Postby glenninvb » Tue Mar 04, 2014 5:08 pm

Boomer,

Great job, Looks like a pay raise is in your future.... :D
But I'm not a prognosticator either........ :lol:
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Re: Bugatti Box

Postby PaulRowntree » Tue Mar 04, 2014 5:16 pm

This is terrific. I love the hinges, and the way that the oak grain plays against the steps on the top.
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Re: Bugatti Box

Postby zeeway » Tue Mar 04, 2014 6:30 pm

Nice job...agree that a raise may be in your future...

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Re: Bugatti Box

Postby bill_w » Tue Mar 04, 2014 8:30 pm

Excellent, very nice.
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Re: Bugatti Box

Postby joeporter » Tue Mar 04, 2014 9:24 pm

BillK, very nice modeling job and choice of materials and finish...very nice...joe
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Re: Bugatti Box

Postby BillK » Wed Mar 05, 2014 12:45 am

Thanks to all you Craftsman and Wizzards! A raise for this lowly apprentice? I shoulda did this years ago if that's all it takes. :D
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Re: Bugatti Box

Postby glenninvb » Wed Mar 05, 2014 1:52 am

BillK,

Sorry about using the wrong name in my post obviously meant for you.......... You inspired me to make a larger box (larger for me) did you use conventional finger joints or where they cut on the CNC?

Thanks,
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Re: Bugatti Box

Postby BillK » Wed Mar 05, 2014 2:05 am

Glenn,

I cut the box joints on my CNC. Here's a link to a PDF file that I wrote for dovetail joints. I use the same set up for box joints.

http://www.cncsharktalk.com/download/file.php?id=3710
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