Purple heart box

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Project by dewoodwork posted 08-09-2007 06:49 AM 2403 views 4 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Another small box inspired by Doug Stowe’s book COMPLETE ILLUSTRATED GUIDE TO BOX MAKING. The profile of this box was created using a 2 3/4” cove cutting router bit.

-- Express creativity with wood, Dewayne. Vacaville CA.

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#1 posted 08-09-2007 08:53 AM

DeWayne, I have a few of Doug Stoew’s books and he is an inspiration. I also have his DVD to go with his Basic Box book. I really like the Purpleheart and Maple? combination – nice work. If you don’t mind it would be nice to also see the insides of all of your boxes – if you can.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#2 posted 08-09-2007 10:44 AM

Dewayne – three beautiful small boxes in one day – not sure my heart can take this, because I just love small wooden boxes. LOL

I, too am a fan of Doug Stowe’s boxes – I have this book, but haven’t done this box.

-- CanuckDon "I just love small wooden boxes!"

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#3 posted 08-09-2007 11:49 AM

lol.. poor Don :)

this is beautiful.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#4 posted 08-09-2007 01:16 PM

I love the box, especially the purple heart. How long does the wood stay purple, before it looses that vivid colour – we cannot get Purple heart here normally, but I might just place a special order for it!

-- Tony - All things are possible, just some things are more difficult than others! - SKYPE: Heron2005 (

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#5 posted 08-09-2007 01:26 PM

Dewayne, you really make some gorgeous boxes.

-- John

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#6 posted 08-09-2007 03:32 PM

Nice work Dewayne. Small boxes are one of my favorite things too.

-- Gary, Florida

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#7 posted 08-10-2007 01:19 AM

Wow, these are both very very nice. Design, color and craftsmanship all excellent. Thanks for positing these. I have to put them on my to-do list.

-- Bob A in NJ

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#8 posted 08-10-2007 03:35 AM

Thanks for the comments. The inside of this one has no dividers so I didn’t take a photo of it. I haven’t attempted flocking or felt yet but realy like that look. This one is a bit unusual and is my own design. I have been told it has the look of a small casket. I have read about the color transformation of purpleheart over time. I believe it depends on the finish and UV exposure. I haven’t noticed any change in my projects after 4 years or so yet.

-- Express creativity with wood, Dewayne. Vacaville CA.

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#9 posted 08-10-2007 04:17 AM

Another beautiful creation DeWayne, keep it up! Again thanks for sharing.

-- Carpe Lignum; Tornare Lignum (Seize the wood, to Turn the wood)

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#10 posted 12-17-2008 03:43 AM

I just saw this on the front page. WOW

-- Odie, Confucius say, "He who laughs at one's self is BUTT of joke". (my funny blog)

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