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Penguin puzzle

A penguin puzzle

This short post just to show my latest creation: A penguin puzzle made from pine. The design is from the book “Animal Puzzles for the Scroll Saw” by Judy and Dave Peterson. I can recommend that book for anyone who likes making puzzles for children on their scroll saw. 🙂

Penguin puzzle

Penguin puzzle

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

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.