Heart Box -Valentines Gift for wife

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Project by rockmolsen posted 02-10-2015 06:52 PM 1559 views 9 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Made from purpleheart and some wood I cannot identify? I got it from a scrap bin from a woodworking shop in Vermont this past summer. Sort of my own design the box is about 7” x 3” high. The top is on a pin that swivels and is held by a rare earth magnet in the lid and a steel pin in the front. I had originally planed on flocking the inside but then discovered this maroon felt. I place small pieces of frog tape around the perimeter of the box body, carefully removed it as one piece and used it as a template to cut the felt – was near perfect!

I actually broke the purpleheart box ring trying to glue the entry cut back, but was able to glue and salvage it – hardly noticeable. I could have done a better job with that joint. Its sanded to 320 and has 3 coats of semi-gloss spray lacquer and 2 coats of Briwax – pretty sure she’ll like it. If anyone can identify the wood species of the top and bottom please do so.

-- Rick --------The measure of who we are is what we do with what we have.

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#1 posted 02-10-2015 07:08 PM

Looks good. I’m sure she will like it.
Well done.

-- Directions are just the Manufacturer's opinion on how something should be assembled. ----Mike, Waukesha, WI

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#2 posted 02-10-2015 09:18 PM

What a wonderful Valentine! She’ll cherish this for years to come.

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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#3 posted 02-10-2015 11:53 PM

Great box, I am sure she will love it! I am still on the process of making my gift, much simpler than this box though.

-- If you are going to make it, make it last.

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#4 posted 02-11-2015 12:52 AM

What a beautiful and timely gift, and a great execution to boot.

-- Grumpy old guy, and lookin' good Doin' it. ... Surprise Az.

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#5 posted 02-11-2015 01:02 AM

That’s a great looking Saint Valentine’s Day box! I like the swiveling top, and the magnetic latching system!

-- Dean

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#6 posted 02-11-2015 01:44 AM

Somebodies gunna get some SUGAR this weekend

-- If you don't Play, you can't win

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#7 posted 02-11-2015 05:09 AM

I don’t know if she more prefer to get jewellery for Valentine’s day :-) , but this box looks great!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#8 posted 02-11-2015 03:19 PM

Very nicely done.

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#9 posted 02-11-2015 03:30 PM

Very nice, good job!

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#10 posted 02-11-2015 07:18 PM

Hello rockmolsen

Nice box and I’m sure she will love it

Good choice of wood

The contrast is beautiful

Thanks for sharing

-- Diggerjack-France ---The only limit is the limit of the mind and the mind has no limit

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#11 posted 02-13-2015 03:00 AM

Thanks for the comments, it was a prototype so the next one should be better

-- Rick --------The measure of who we are is what we do with what we have.

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