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Project by Triumph1 posted 05-29-2014 12:58 PM 2180 views 12 times favorited 33 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I wanted a way to show that my boxes had heart. What better way than to perform an “X-Ray”. From its bone skeleton to its heart pumping through stainless steel arteries and veins…this box is all heart!

The skeleton is crafted out of Curly Maple. I used blind dovetail joints to hold it all together. The legs were hand carved after doing anatomy studies of femurs.

The heart is crafted out of Redheart and the internal drawer out of curly maple. A boxjoint was used for the drawer construction. The stainless steel “veins” actually act to strengthen the joint.

Polished stainless steel pipe was used as the main arteries on top of the heart. The inside of the arteries are painted a high gloss red. Polished stainless steel rod was used as veins to “float” the heart and create a mount for the legs.

“X-ray” was finished with three soakings of Danish Oil. The heart received a high gloss buffing and the skeleton was finished in a satin wax.

Overall dimensions are 17” x 5.75” x 8”. Internal drawer dimensions are 2.875” x 2.3” x 1”.

Thank you for looking! Keep making that sawdust!

-- Jeff , Illinois Please...can I stay in the basement a little longer, please!





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freddy1962

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#1 posted 05-29-2014 01:04 PM

WOW! Very creative, nice!

-- JEFF Illinois (Banks of the Mississippi)

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Dennis Zongker

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#2 posted 05-29-2014 01:18 PM

That is one crazy cool X Ray Box. What a great imagination you have, I absolutely love your work!!!

-- Dennis Zongker

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Roger

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#3 posted 05-29-2014 01:21 PM

Crazy creativity, and an awesome build. Fantastic!!

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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GerardoArg1

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#4 posted 05-29-2014 01:45 PM

Wow! That is awesome. Fine job. Really original. Thank for share.

-- Disfruta tu trabajo (enjoy your work) (Bandera, Argentina)

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sras

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#5 posted 05-29-2014 01:55 PM

You thought so far outside the box that you found new stuff!

Calling this creative and original seems to fall short.

How about “Imagitastic”?

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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aussiedave

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#6 posted 05-29-2014 02:47 PM

Wow very cool very unique and really thinking outside the box….Awesome project.

-- Dave.......Keep calm and make more sawdust....

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Greg..the Cajun Box Sculptor

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#7 posted 05-29-2014 02:48 PM

Fantasticilicious…! I like the way your creative mind works…

-- We all must start somewhere in our journey of doing what we love to do.

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michelletwo

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#8 posted 05-29-2014 03:05 PM

you went “way out on a limb” for this one :-) zowie, it’s cool!

-- We call the destruction of replaceable human made items vandalism, while the destruction of irreplaceable natural resources is called development.

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tyvekboy

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#9 posted 05-29-2014 03:23 PM

Very Cool. Nice work. Like it.

-- Tyvekboy -- Marietta, GA

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shipwright

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#10 posted 05-29-2014 03:30 PM

You’ve gone well outside the box to give us a look inside the box, deep inside the box.
What a great tribute to what can happen when you just let all the standards and conventions go and run straight from the imagination to the hands.
A little macabre for some perhaps, but a creative tour de force.

Thanks !!

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fiberglass trees. http://prmdesigns.com/

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savannah505

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#11 posted 05-29-2014 03:45 PM

At first, I didn’t know what to make of this box/sculpture. It’s definitely different and way out of the norm. I can appreciate the skill and talent, obviously there. Fine job.

-- Dan Wiggins

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Woodenwizard

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#12 posted 05-29-2014 03:52 PM

Great imagination and some outstanding craftsmanship!

-- John, Colorado's (Wooden Wizard)

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gbear

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#13 posted 05-29-2014 04:20 PM

Super cool…I love it!

-- gbear, Carmichael, CA

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stefang

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#14 posted 05-29-2014 04:27 PM

Stunned by your creativity on this unusually artistic box Jeff. A tour de force by a real artist.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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wood2art

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#15 posted 05-29-2014 04:28 PM

Fantastic! You differently have a vivid imagination. I have been trying to do some more ‘out there’ things with my work. I think I need to loosen up my thinking.

-- Jim, Minnesota

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