Tag 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.

 

 

Enclosure for my Arduino and GAUPS

Finishing my ShapeOko rebuild

As the last thing on my to-do list I’ve build an enclosure (or box if you will) for my Arduino and GAUPS shield for my ShapeOko so that it will get out of harms way. Please see this post for an explanation.

I decided to make the enclosure from 10 mm plywood and add two improvements to the electronics: a 24V 60 mm fan to keep the GAUPS shield cool and a kill switch to be able cut the power for the stepper motors.

The result looks like this:

Arduino enclosure.

Arduino enclosure.

Arduino enclosure - other view.

Arduino enclosure – other view.

If you’re interested the dxf-file for the enclosure can be downloaded on my woodworking plans page. I milled a 2mm recess for the Arduino in the bottom of the enclosure so the Arduino would fit without the solderings on the bottom of the Arduino will touch the bottom of the enclosure (see the dxf-file).