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Butterfly Box in Cherry

author-gravatar WoodGate Sep 12, 2019

This was a quick project for my sister-in-law who mounts butterflies. She asked for a custom sized box having not been able to find anything commercial. I love projects that I can measure in hours instead of days. This project has no more than 4 hours or so start to finish. It is a simple cherry box with mitered corners using miter keys. The hinges are cheap big-box $3 hinges. I also used rare-Earth magnets to hold the lid shut. You can see 3 magnet pairs in the pictures. The 2 smaller outer magnets were no where near strong enough to reliably keep the door shut so I used another larger magnet in the middle. That one has plenty of power. I cut it slightly off as I was using my brand-new drill press with laser guides and wrongly assumed the guides were accurate. They were not! HA!

Sorry not a lot of build pics this project literally was done so quickly I never took any.

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Photo of Butterfly Box in Cherry
Photo of Butterfly Box in Cherry
Photo of Butterfly Box in Cherry
Photo of Butterfly Box in Cherry
Photo of Butterfly Box in Cherry
Photo of Butterfly Box in Cherry
Photo of Butterfly Box in Cherry
Photo of Butterfly Box in Cherry

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