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Butterfly Box

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This box uses a modification of Glenn's wooden hinge (posted in the Dresser Box thread, http://forum.vectric.com/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=19336

I redesigned it to connect three pieces, a base and two moving lids. In this way, the rounded part of the hinge looks like the body of the butterfly (the attachments are not visible) when the lids are closed, and both lids can be opened independently like wings on a butterfly. The vCarve design on the wings modeled after a Monarch.

Design by Andy, Cutting, Gluing, Sanding and Finishing by Marty
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More pictures....
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Both wings open at once
Both wings open at once
One wing the whole way open to show hinge attachments
One wing the whole way open to show hinge attachments
Use as a jewelry box.  I originally thought to pocket out compartments for individual pieces, but I think it works better to have only one compartment each side.
Use as a jewelry box. I originally thought to pocket out compartments for individual pieces, but I think it works better to have only one compartment each side.

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Fantastic. I could just picture a handfull of those (different sizes/materials) mounted on a wall (ensuite maybe) as a functional art piece, with little hooks/shelves inside and small magnets inset to hold the doors closed.
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llwood,
Now that is neat!!!!! Beautiful design and execution
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that is really cool, love it. the hinge is really well done.

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Now THAT is a REALLY neat application!!! :D
Great Job!
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"Use as a jewelry box. I originally thought to pocket out compartments for individual pieces, but I think it works better to have only one compartment each side."

If the box was made 2X or so larger, I think the pockets might be a nice addition. Nice project.

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Very cool!!

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Oh yea, Fine, fine, fine.

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Mobius, I think hanging them on the wall is a great idea. With hooks, it would make a great key holder.

CarveOne, I've already designed a version of this that's smaller, but a version that's 2x larger would be 23"x15". That would definitely make it large enough for compartments, but I'm wondering how practical a jewelry box of that size would be....

And, thanks everyone for the encouragement. You are the shoulders on which we stand.

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Nice job. I really like it.
I think boxes made on our machines are really fun. I might have to make this a go.

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llwood wrote:Mobius, I think hanging them on the wall is a great idea. With hooks, it would make a great key holder.

CarveOne, I've already designed a version of this that's smaller, but a version that's 2x larger would be 23"x15". That would definitely make it large enough for compartments, but I'm wondering how practical a jewelry box of that size would be....

And, thanks everyone for the encouragement. You are the shoulders on which we stand.

--Andy
Ok, maybe 1.25x to 1.5x then. :wink: I made some layered elliptical boxes last year that worked out well.

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SPalm wrote:I think boxes made on our machines are really fun. I might have to make this a go.
Want the files?
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Somebody sent me a private message with the subject "Butterfly Box", however, when I try to read the private message, I'm unable to. I see only, "You are not authorised to read private messages." Apparently, "new users" to the Vectric forum have some abilities limited, including the ability to read private messages. I seem to be perpetually stuck in this disabled new user state, even after years of membership.

Please either post your message to me here or, if you prefer a private communication, send email to andy@clutterfreeservices.com.

Thanks,
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Want the files?

Sure, thanks.
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