View Full Version : I could use some help designing and deciding on making these boxes.

Steve knight
12-19-2007, 12:38 AM
Got a call today from this fellow that needs 200 boxes made. They are 5.15x7.5” and 1” deep. Not sure if I could do them out of nice ply or not. But if solid wood how practical to cut them out on the cnc? They have a simple sliding top. Looks like the decoration would be done by someone else with a laser.
Since they want them done by the second week of January it is not much time.
Myself the fastest way would be to use a solid block and hollow it out. This would be pretty fast making the slot for the lid would need a t cutter.
If I have to glue them up from pieces I don’t know if I could do such a large quality. Or if it all would be done off my cnc. Any idea’s?

Kenneth Hertzog
12-19-2007, 3:33 PM
I've made a few boxes with the method you described and it takes some time to hollow out the center. Unless you can make the cut with one pass you will have cut lines on the sides which need to be sanded off. time consuming