Heart-shaped box

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Project by VillageWood posted 06-05-2009 04:25 AM 2280 views 7 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Just before last Valentine’s day, having just completed the production run of shakers, balancers and bookmarks, I decided to try to surprise my wife with another piece of woorworking. She had loved the jewelry box, and told me she loved the maple and padauk together. I’d seen leonmcd’s valentine boxes, but couldn’t quite figure out how to make the drawer. Of course, I hit this roadblock AFTER I’d cut out the heart shape of the box… so much for planning ahead. I decided to do a simpler box instead, and made a cover made of two 1/4” thick pieces of padauk glued together, one small enought to fit in the box, the other slightly smaller than the overall width of the box. I rounded the edge of both before glueing them together, which gives the top a nice soft feel. The bottom was made the same way. This type of box wastes a profligate amout of wood, but it was for my loving wife, so… Her eyes popped nicely on Valentine day. She of course wasted no time in re-arranging her jewelry so she could put some in the new box.

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#1 posted 06-05-2009 04:52 AM

Beautiful little box. Thanks for sharing with us.

-- -- Rob Hix, King George, VA

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#2 posted 06-05-2009 05:27 AM

The box is exquisite! Thanks for sharing.

-- Jesus is the ONLY reason for ANY season.

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#3 posted 06-05-2009 06:09 AM

most wonderful

-- Custom furniture

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#4 posted 06-05-2009 07:54 AM

Great box, I love it too!!

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#5 posted 06-05-2009 09:51 AM

Simply beautiful.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#6 posted 06-05-2009 11:53 AM


-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ For lovers of all things timber...

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#7 posted 06-05-2009 01:12 PM

Your Lady will treasure it…..very nice.

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#8 posted 06-05-2009 02:04 PM

Lovely box

-- If at first you don't succeed...Don't try skydiving

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#9 posted 06-05-2009 03:33 PM

Beautiful job!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#10 posted 06-05-2009 06:48 PM

Nice box! Very nice!

-- Never board, always knotty, lots of growth rings

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#11 posted 06-05-2009 06:56 PM

Ditto on all of the above.

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#12 posted 06-05-2009 07:39 PM

Very nice!

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#13 posted 06-06-2009 03:47 AM

I like the color contrast of the woods. What kind of finish did you apply? You did a great job on this.

-- Art | Bradenton, Florida

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#14 posted 06-06-2009 04:43 AM

Thanks for all the kudos folks. FloridaArt, this is a few coats of tung oil and a wax buffing.

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#15 posted 02-20-2015 09:57 PM

Very elegant and a super gift

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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