I created this heart shaped box in November 2017 and never shared it here. This box is laser engraved on my 2.5W Laser in Meranti and CNC’d inside and out. Each side takes about 8 minutes on the CNC with 4 Minutes on the laser. This is version 1.0 of the box and I think I’ll be refining the design and possibly adding more depth to it this year. This whole design was done in Vetric Vcarve including the laser toolpaths. Finish is boiled linseed oil. Box is unlined.
Parts cost me about $110. Blichman’s QuickCarb runs about $180. Mines mounted on a piece of oak plywood and Blichman’s Is mounted on a nice piece of stainless steel. I actually spent about $40 less because I already had some of the parts on hand like swivel flare nuts and and the disconnects and beer line cleaner on-hand The ball valve, optional, is used during the sanitization process. One can simply kink the hose instead. Read more