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Postby blmac5 » Thu Jan 15, 2015 3:59 am

These are a couple of salt boxes I am working on for a client who has a spice shop and she is interested in maybe putting them in her store. The single box style is pretty much done but the double box is still being tweeked. The single box is made with cherry and maple, the double box is cypress which is plentifull and inexpensive in Louisiana.
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Re: Salt Boxes

Postby scottp55 » Thu Jan 15, 2015 12:31 pm

Nice Bobby, Like the radiused top best :)
Have you thought about using a pointed roundover bit for the cutout? Whiteside 1/2"D 1/4"R works well for thin stock(see pic) a little slower but safer for the fingers. Not good with tabs, but decent with "onion skin". I think a contrasting wood dowel(or even a blind dowel) would look nice vs. screw head. Show her a couple VCarved tops too :)
People can spend big bucks for something that sits in public like that, and a Spice Shop would seem to have a higher end clientele that are proud of their kitchens. Maybe "Gift" them a super fancy/ridiculously expensive one for the shop? Makes the basic one seem like a real bargain! :) You might be surprised.
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Re: Salt Boxes

Postby pops1964 » Thu Jan 15, 2015 1:14 pm

Bobby , nice design and the cypress looks great. Scott makes a good point give them something to catch there eye . and the pointed round over bit is a excellent idea they work great. pop's :mrgreen:
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Re: Salt Boxes

Postby Alan Male » Wed Jan 21, 2015 10:50 am

Hi Bobby,
Great work and thanks for the inspiration.
I had a go and adjusted the design to have the left-hand lid act as a stop for the right-hand lid and vice versa.
Thanks again.
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Re: Salt Boxes

Postby scottp55 » Wed Jan 21, 2015 12:38 pm

Nice Alan!!! :)
Love the way you did the stops by interlocking.
Also the one piece carving(good grain matching on glue-up) of the base using a bowl shape to keep ingredients in the center where they belong and eliminate corners for easy cleaning!
Elegant, simple design :)
For bowl shape, was that done with Aspire? or VCP using fluting toolpath?
Good thinking!
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Re: Salt Boxes

Postby Alan Male » Wed Jan 21, 2015 1:12 pm

Hi Scott,
All done in Aspire :)
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Re: Salt Boxes

Postby scottp55 » Wed Jan 21, 2015 1:21 pm

Thanks Alan, I couldn't remember what you had:(
Should be able to do it in fairly short order with VCP/fluting toolpath/ and a .5"BN though :)
Nice Tweaking.
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Re: Salt Boxes

Postby mikeacg » Wed Jan 21, 2015 2:09 pm

Great niche market Bobby! I think Scott's on the right track with the upgrade idea!
Alan, that is a wonderful design (and one I will have to 'borrow')! How are you holding the lids/dowels in place?

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Re: Salt Boxes

Postby Alan Male » Wed Jan 21, 2015 2:33 pm

Hi Mike,
The dowels are bonded to the lids but are free to be disassembled from the base to allow easy occasional cleaning.
That's my excuse anyway. :wink:
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Re: Salt Boxes

Postby mikeacg » Wed Jan 21, 2015 2:48 pm

Thanks for your speedy reply Alan!

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Re: Salt Boxes

Postby blmac5 » Tue Feb 03, 2015 7:25 pm

Alan, I like your spin on the salt box, great design. I have attached my version of your box with the lid engraved.
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Re: Salt Boxes

Postby Alan Male » Tue Feb 03, 2015 10:14 pm

Cool update Bobby,
Thanks once again for your original idea.
Cheers,
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Re: Salt Boxes

Postby Alan Male » Thu Jul 30, 2015 10:13 am

I had a PM asking how I created the geometry in VCP
The attached file shows the steps.
I've used Layers to show the sequence.
(show the layers one-by-one for best effect)
Layer 1 - Create two circles
Layer 2 - Add the third circle and line
Layer 3 - Mirror the left circle about the right hand line
Layer 4 - (show layer 4 on its own) Achieve the final result making use of Vectric's 'trim' function (have fun)
Conclusion...
The construction would be much simpler if we could construct circles using tangency and if the 'trim function were more accurate.
The above solution, with lines crossing the tangent points seems to overcome most issues.
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Re: Salt Boxes

Postby Jane Ndungu » Thu Jul 30, 2015 1:32 pm

Hi Alan,
nice work thanks for sharing.

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Re: Salt Boxes

Postby Mark's Wood Chips » Thu Jul 30, 2015 1:37 pm

Thanks Alan! Your construction is elaborate yet simple. A circle to circle tangent function would be very useful if it could be incorporated in future versions of Vectric software.
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