Mario Question Mark Box

Plywood, acrylic paint

Flip-milling on the X-Carve….not my expertise. But I learned how to do it for an Easel Live episode! Flip-milling means carving both sides of a piece of material and at least 2 carves (one for each side of the material). It requires precise alignment and homing so that the project lines up correctly.

We chose a box for a few reasons. The box itself is carved with a 90-degree v-bit so that the sides fold up and glue together easily. This meant the other side can be engraved with designs.

For some reason, the first thing I always think of when I think of a box is the famous Mario “question mark” box. That was how this little box came along. As an added bonus, I was able to use the same flip-milling technique and a v-bit to make the cute little mushroom for the lid!

Special thanks to my friend Sam for helping brainstorm this one.

Mario Question Mark Box V-Carved Mini Box 2Mario Question Mark Box V-Carved Mini Box 1

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