In this project i will show you how to make this dotted box with engraved tree of life symbol step by step. .
- Plywood 8 and 4 mm
- Beech dowels 6 and 8 mm
- Colourless wood oil
- Silver paint
- Wood glue
- Nitro solvent
- Table saw
- Drill press
- Speed rotary
- table router
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Step 1: Cut the Boards to Size
The first thing i had to do was cut all of the boards to size.
Dimenssions in my case:
- 8 mm sides of the box- 2 pieces 247×51mm and another two 137×51mm (at 45 deegres)
- 4 mm base - 2 pieces 247×137mm (it's best to cut these boards oversized)
Step 2: Dotting
Step 3: Dowels to the Holes !
It's time to cut a lot of dowels for every hole. I used japan handsaw to cut them to size. Next i insert dowels to the boards using hammer and wood glue . After glue dryes, i cut them with same saw, and sanded everything.
Step 4: Engraving
Now tree of life symbol (attachment). I printed symbol using laser printer, and transfer it to the 4mm plywood using nitro solvent. After this i engraved symbol using speed rotary tool and conical cutter. In next step i used airbrush but if you don't have one, you can use spray paint. After painting it's time for more sanding to remove paint from everewyhere except engraving . I also added a few dowels here.
Step 5: Gluing and Cutting
Afterwards i glued the box using frame clamp and 6 normal clamps . After glue dryes i remove excess plywood using table router with bearing router bit. Next using table saw i cut box to two halves.
Step 6: Finishing
I finished wood with colourless oil, when everything was dry i added piano hinge on the back of the box.
Step 7: Complete
After this, the project was complete! Check out the video to get more of a visual idea of what I did. Feel free to reach out to me if you need help or have any questions. I'am waiting for you opinion. Thanks for reading.
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