The Paradise Box

I’m Michael Tyler and for more than 8 years I have been creating Vectric’s Free monthly projects. I’ve made everything from spring wreaths and mantle clocks, to snow sledges and cheeseboards.

Did you know there are already more than 80 projects free for Vectric customers to take advantage of and we’re working on more every month? Each zipped project includes the files relating to the project as well as a comprehensive PDF guide that covers all the key steps help you complete your project - including tips on materials, tooling and finishes. Since 2018 free projects also come with their own video that tells the story of the project from start to finish.

The Paradise Box

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Welcome to another free, fully documented Vectric project tutorial, created by Michael Tyler using Vectric's VCarve Pro software to produce "The Paradise Box".

This month's Vectric project features a highly decorative "chip carve" motif and can be enjoyed by those using the latest versions of VCarve Pro and Aspire.

The design is a blend of elaborate detail along with the mortised contemporary side panels to make a nice addition to any decor.

The Paradise Box can be used to stow any number of personal "treasures" or perhaps even drafted for use in the kitchen as a 3x5 recipe card holder by incorporating a center divider in the interior.

The available download (zip file) contains:

  • A six page printable PDF document detailing the process, step-by-step.
  • The VCarve Pro files you will need.
  • High-quality images of the finished piece.

(To 'unzip' your file once downloaded, you will need to right-click it in Windows Explorer and select Extract All)

which Vectric software do i need to be able to open the free project files?

Versions Aspire 3+, VCarve 6+ of the software

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