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Cube in a Cube Chambersburg PA

Crosscut a 3x3x14-in. blank into four cubes. Solid wood is best, so it doesn't look like you put the little cube in the big cube by gluing parts together. Three-in. table-leg stock works well, but you can make the cubes from 2-1/2 in. or smaller stock if you want.

Nitterhouse Masonry Prod,llc
(717) 267-4500
859 Cleveland Ave
Chambersburg, PA
 
Chambersburg Mall
(717) 261-2100
400 Chambersburg Mall
Chambersburg, PA
Store Hours
Sears Stores
Store Type
Sears Stores
Hours
Mon:10-21
Tue:10-21
Wed:10-21
Thu:10-21
Fri:10-21
Sat:10-21
Sun:11-17
Store Features
Mon:10-21
Tue:10-21
Wed:10-21
Thu:10-21
Fri:10-21
Sat:10-21
Sun:11-17

Lowe's
(717) 709-1900
1600 Lincoln Way East
Chambersburg, PA
Hours
M-SA 6 am - 10 pm
SU 8 am - 8 pm

Laurich Building Supply
(717) 369-3195
3745 Lincoln Way W
Chambersburg, PA
 
Lowe's of Shippensburg, PA
717-530-3701
250 S Conestoga Drive Shippensburg, PA, 17257
Shippensburg, PA
 
Fastenal- Chambersburg
717-261-0044
1115 Crottlestown Road Chambersburg, PA, 17201
Chambersburg, PA
 
LOWE'S OF CHAMBERSBURG, PA.
717 709-1900
1600 LINCOLN WAY EAST CHAMBERSBURG, PA, 17201
Chambersburg, PA
 
Chambersburg - D
(215) 245-8845
1005 Wayne Ave
Chambersburg, PA
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Miscellaneous
Store Type
Miscellaneous
Hours
Mon:8-22
Tue:8-22
Wed:8-22
Thu:8-22
Fri:8-22
Sat:8-22
Sun:8-21
Store Features
Mon:8-22
Tue:8-22
Wed:8-22
Thu:8-22
Fri:8-22
Sat:8-22
Sun:8-21

Kmart 9769 / Cross Merch
(717) 532-9012
Shippensburg Shopping Center
Shippensburg, PA
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Miscellaneous
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Miscellaneous
Hours
Monday To Friday Working Hours is :8-22 and for Sat:8-22
Sun:8-21
Store Features
Monday To Friday Working Hours is :8-22 and for Sat:8-22
Sun:8-21

Lowe's
(717) 530-3701
250 South Conestoga Drive
Shippensburg, PA
Hours
M-SA 6 am - 10 pm
SU 8 am - 8 pm

Cube in a Cube

Cube In A Cube


“I'm a carver. I've always admired whittled curiosities like balls trapped inside a cage, but never wanted to spend the time to make them. I figured there must be some way to make a similar object with a drill press. Kids play with it like a toy, but it drives adults nuts. They think it's a puzzle. They're sure there's some way to get the little cube out of the big cube. You can't.”

Step1.
Crosscut a 3x3x14-in. blank into four cubes. Solid wood is best, so it doesn't look like you put the little cube in the big cube by gluing parts together. Three-in. table-leg stock works well, but you can make the cubes from 2-1/2 in. or smaller stock if you want.

 

Step 2.                                                                    
Mark centerlines on one face. Mark one corner of every face with a small X. You'll be drilling each hole more than one time.The X's will help register the cube in the same orientation on the drill press.

Step 3.                                                                    
Set your drill press to run at its slowest speed. Arrange the belts so the smallest diameter drive pulley turns the idler pulley. Connect the idler to the largest diameter spindle pulley.

Step 4.                                                                  
Set up your drill press with a 2 in. Forstner bit. (Use a smaller bit with a smaller block.) Position a fence and stop block so the bit drills exactly in the cube's center. Drill one hole about 1/16-in. deep.

Step 5.                                           
Set the bit's depth of cut. Draw a line from the point where a diagonal intersects the hole you made. Adjust the drill press so the bit stops about 1/16 in. above this line. This method works for any size cube and any size hole. (I've drawn the inner cube so you can see how this works.)

Step 6.
Drill holes in the end-grain sides first.

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