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Old 06-02-2014, 05:11 PM   #1
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Default Butterfl box nightmare

This must be the most difficult and frustrating project I have ever undertaken.

The first one I tackled is made of exotic woods cutting it was no problem
as the author suggested I placed the pieces on the pattern but nothing seemed to line up, I came to the obvious conclusion that because each segment I cut, the blade took away so much of the wood because of the kerf made by the blade consequently
the project was smaller than the pattern, therfore wouldn't fit the box sides. I wasn't happy with the first one so I decided to make another of not so good wood, but this time I discarded the original pattern for the box sides and set out the segments separately glued hem together let them dry and then drew round the shape, figured out where the compartments went which was a bit tricky to say the least. It was better but not really happy with the result. Has anyone else had problems with this project or am I on my own.

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Those look good to me Harry. Thanks for sharing them with us.

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Results count .... looks like a winner from here.
It's all a learning experience, probably the next project will be easier
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I can't even see the problem you're concerned with--they both look good to me. I especially like the iridescent colors of the second try--just right for a butterfly!

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I'm with the others, Harry.....I think your boxes look great. Certainly can't see any problems in the photos.

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What kind of finish did you put on the exotic one?

I agree with Carole as well. The irredescent one is really eye catching.
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They both are winners. Besides patterns are only conceptual and the end result of the piece is all that counts.
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I agree with the comments above. Those look great!
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I agree with the comments above. Those look great! That may not answer your question but they do look really nice.
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Your projects look great. I too made one and had a similar problem. I kept the small separation between the two box sections.
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Thank you all for your comments, but as Denny says my question hasn't been answered
I thought someone else maybe had difficulty with this box it would have been nice to have had others ideas how to overcome. I have found this is a great forum for sharing each others views
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