Category Archives: Shapeoko 2

Round box with roses

Another box with roses

I decided to make a jewelry box as a present for my wife this holiday. I milled every part on my Shapeoko 2: A lid with roses, a ring for the sides and a bottom part. The result looks like this:

A round box with roses

A round box with roses

Closed

Closed box

I reused the 3D roses from this box and from the cabinet door I made earlier. The box is made from pine and has a diameter of 150 millimeters.

As seen on the last photo I’ve milled the lid on both sides: the roses on the upper side and a groove on the underside that fits into the box when the lid is on:

Underside of the lid

Underside of the lid

Box for coffee capsules

Box for Nespresso® coffee capsules

Like so many others I enjoy drinking coffee and I’ve bought myself a Nespresso® machine. Having a variety of coffee capsules I needed a nice way of storing them and I decided to make a box for holding a selection of coffee capsules.

The box is made from beech wood using my ShapeOko 2 for milling the holes in the bottom holding the capsules in place. On top of that I decided to try to make a French Polish since I’ve never tried to make one.

The later decision turned out to be very time consuming and I had to restart the process a couple of times by sanding the box and try again. Here’s the result:

Coffee capsule box

Coffee capsule box

Coffee capsule box 2

Coffee capsule box 2

Coffee capsule box 3

Coffee capsule box 3

Roll top bread box

Roll top bread box

I decided to design and make a bread box for our kitchen – with a roll top lid. Most of all just to try to make such a lid and to see if I could make it work.

I made it from 18mm pine and here is the result:

Roll top bread box

Roll top bread box

Roll top bread box - open

Roll top bread box – opened.

The drawing of all the pieces and the dxf-files for the larger pieces can be downloaded from my woodworking plans page. I apologize in advance for my poor drawing skills but I hope you’ll find it useful anyway. 🙂

All the big pieces were milled on my ShapeOko 2 using the dxf-files included above. The small pieces for the roll top were all created from a 18mm piece of pine. First I rounded both the upper and lower edge on one side of the wood using a router table. Then I cut the rounded strip off the rest of the wood (about 15mm wide) and used my plain to plain them down to 10mm thickness. Then repeat the process to make the next piece.

I tried to illustrate the process below:

Illustration

Making the strips for the roll top lid from one piece of wood.

The groove in both ends needs to be as smooth as possible to make the roll top lid work nice and smoothly. I ended up gluing two strips of plastic onto the sides of the groove which works just fine.

 

 

A box with roses

A new box decorated with roses

This post is just to show you my latest creation: a pine box with roses on the lid. The roses and the top is milled from a single piece of laminated wood using a 5 mm cutter for roughing, a 3 mm ball nose cutter for finishing and a 1 mm ball nose cutter for the fine details of the roses.

Furthermore, the sides of the box are milled from 10 mm thick laminated wood with box joints. The box is 250x150x60 mm and is made from pine. I’ve given it a clear coating on the outside.

Box with roses

Box with roses

The top of the box.

The top of the box.

A coin box

Making a coin box

A friend of mine loves board games and has bought a set of coins to use in the games. However, he wanted a box to keep the coins at hand when playing, so we designed a box for that purpose.

I used the same kind of mahogany as we used for the Dominion turntable we made for his Dominion card game. After milling and a lot of sanding I gave it a clear coating to bring the wood to life.

Here’s the result:

Coin box closed.

Coin box closed.

Coin box opened.

Coin box opened.

Here is the OpenSCAD file for it.