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Thread: SMC Collaboration 01: Keepsake Box

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    Terrific idea! The logistics might get a bit hairy but it should be fun for both those involved and those who just watch it happening.
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    To the carver

    Be it Jackie or Jackie and someone else, we will need to coordinate the carving effort with the inlay efforts. I can do most anything I just want to make sure it matches.
    Dewey

    "Everything is better with Inlay or Marquetry!"


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    Someone good at sketchup

    Jim,
    Let's find some sketchup guru and draw this thing up so folks can give more feedback. What we need is for someone to draw up what we have so far and save the file on your computer so we can get inputs from the creek and modify to fit.

    I would do this but with my SU skills it would take us forever.


    Sketchup person,
    So far it is a walnut box roughly 16" x 11" (not sure if height but have to put it in a standard cardboard box) with a pullout drawer on bottom front with two turned knobs, a jewelry box style lid and classic ogee style 2 part feet.

    Any takers please respond before you start working so we don't have a bunch of folks attempting to draft at the same time. Ö or maybe that isnít such a bad idea???
    Last edited by Dewey Torres; 02-04-2009 at 5:01 PM.
    Dewey

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    I'll be happy to provide some MAJOR chip-out or cut something too short for the next guy to fix!!

    Inlay sounds nice but how about some nice crotch figure or something?

    Here is an idea of a jewelry box I made a long time ago: Jewelry Box
    Wood: a fickle medium....

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    I'd be happy to do some laser engraving on it. Perhaps "Sawmill Creek", or everyone's names on the bottom?
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    I would be happy to donate the Laser Work. You can PM me when that part is ready.
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    Wow I just got home and checked this thread, it has BOOMED!! Thanks to all who has replied and offered their services. I can see this thing getting huge before its all done and the start of something really cool here.
    Right now we need a sketchup guy unless we just want to do this the old fashioned way which is fine too. I love the idea of the names lasered on the box somewhere.
    Dewey, call me my friend we need to get things squared away.
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    For the Laser guys~

    I genuinely had no idea the response would be this great so that was my fault for underestimating the Laser crowd! It is about time we joined forces.

    There are three of you signed up and we need only one. SO...

    Mike Chip and Steve:

    Steve was here first and has my contact info so he gets first crack. Steve you have the floor. Yes or no?

    If not then Chip then Mike. Does that sound fair to you all?
    Dewey

    "Everything is better with Inlay or Marquetry!"


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    If you decide to laser it after construction, I can do it so long as it does not get any larger than 6'x10'x2'. Also, I don't see the need for a waterjet, but just know one is available should you need it.
    Jack

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Harper View Post
    If you decide to laser it after construction, I can do it so long as it does not get any larger than 6'x10'x2'. Also, I don't see the need for a waterjet, but just know one is available should you need it.
    Thanks Jack. The plan is for about 11"x16 so far so that sounds like it will fit. I have no earthly idea what a water jet is. We should have it covered but as I said above you laser guys are great! Thanks.
    Dewey

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    Ok folks heres what we got so far:

    Myself - basic box construction
    Dewey Torres - Inlay work
    Keith Outten - CNC work
    Ken Fitzgerald - Turned knobs
    Mike Holden - Ogee bracket feet
    Ed Salle - Interior flocking and/or partitions? Ed what do you think?
    Steve Clarkson - Laser work
    I think we have a finisher but Im not 100% just yet. If the person we're talking to doesnt or cant do it, then that will be up for grabs too so keep your eye on this thread.

    Still looking for someone with Sketchup skills to do an initial design for us. If anyone is interested please contact myself of Dewey for more details.

    We're on our way!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dewey Torres View Post
    Steve you have the floor. Yes or no?
    I'd be honored to do it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Clarkson View Post
    I'd be honored to do it.
    Ok Steve you are in!
    Dewey

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dewey Torres View Post
    Ok Steve you are in!
    Nice to have you on board Steve!!
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    Ok folks here we go!

    Dewey

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