I'm new to the CNC world, but Picking it up as I go, and having fun doing it. Of particular interest to me are the monthly projects offered up by Michael Tyler. I've already worked through several of them - the latest being one that he did in Feb. 2013. (Breadbin) He suggested this was one that could be modified - and so I did. My goal was to add a second layer providing for some pastries, cookies, etc. I simply stretched the height to add another 4". (ID) My box ended up as 16.5W X 12.5D X 12.5H.
One other modification was to use steel pins in the bottom door. I was thinking in terms of any wear issues that may result from wood dowels. These pins were of the type that are threaded on the inside, so I can simply install a screw and remove them, if need be, making the door removable. I also used some European Hinges on the top door, and installed them back-words. (pocket on the top of the box instead of the door panel) This way the entire hinge is out of the way and won't hinder storing/removal of any project.
I carved a couple of cupcakes into the top door to denote pastries. This project was a lot of fun. Hats off to Michael for a great job
I'm not familiar with this forum or its expectations, so let me know how this first attempt strikes you.
I just now saw your project. Great job! Thank you for sharing the photos and details. The modifications and improvements you made are quite impressive and useful! I'm so glad to know you are enjoying the projects. (Thank you for your kind words, as well.)