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Project by James Wright posted 05-21-2016 03:54 PM 768 views 1 time favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Made this for my wife for our anniversary. This was built with all hand tools. It is made of Purple Heart, White Oak, Maple, Sepele, Ash, and Mahogany. it is designed to hold 365 note cards for my wife. The sides are all dovetailed and then inset into the base. The carving in the purple heart is a Celtic trinity with a heart in the middle. the top and all the sides are book matched. it was finished with shellac

All told this was a fun project and a great learning experience.

Here is the build video with more info on how it was made.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2laRMzLqXF4

-- James Wright, Rockford IL, https://www.youtube.com/c/WoodWright





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bearkatwood

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#1 posted 05-21-2016 04:45 PM

Nice carving work. Amazing box James.

-- Brian Noel

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helluvawreck

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#2 posted 05-21-2016 05:37 PM

James, you did a beautiful job on this box and the carving looks great great.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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gator9t9

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#3 posted 05-21-2016 05:46 PM

Very nice work…....

Mike

-- Mike in Bonney Lake " If you are real real real good your whole life, You 'll be buried in a curly maple coffin when you die."

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Andy

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#4 posted 05-21-2016 09:33 PM

Nicely done. I like that the wood is nice and thin too. Cutting dovetails in purple heart is definately a chore but you made it look easy. Excellent job all around.

-- Andy Smith https://www.etsy.com/shop/xrayhardwoods

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James Wright

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#5 posted 05-21-2016 10:31 PM



Nice carving work. Amazing box James.

- bearkatwood


Thanks man. I think I am going to make the next jump into 3D carving. Just need to find a project for it.

-- James Wright, Rockford IL, https://www.youtube.com/c/WoodWright

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James Wright

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#6 posted 05-21-2016 10:32 PM



James, you did a beautiful job on this box and the carving looks great great.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com
Thanks! this was a pleasure to make! and she is in love with it!

- helluvawreck


-- James Wright, Rockford IL, https://www.youtube.com/c/WoodWright

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James Wright

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#7 posted 05-21-2016 10:33 PM



Very nice work…....

Mike

- gator9t9


Thanks! all for the love of my wife. and the love of the art too.

-- James Wright, Rockford IL, https://www.youtube.com/c/WoodWright

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James Wright

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#8 posted 05-21-2016 10:35 PM



Nicely done. I like that the wood is nice and thin too. Cutting dovetails in purple heart is definately a chore but you made it look easy. Excellent job all around.

- Andy Smith


Thanks! it was fun all around. I don”t find cutting dove tales in Purple Heart to be all that difficult but the softest wood I have ever done them in is Red oak. so I guess I don’t have much to compare it to.

-- James Wright, Rockford IL, https://www.youtube.com/c/WoodWright

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Tim Royal

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#9 posted 05-22-2016 02:38 PM

OK, so what was her reaction? Inquiring minds are dying to know! Awesome romantic gesture and a beautiful box.

-- -Tim Royal... Always reminded of this when I see the amazing work LJ's do (I have no choice but to be humble!), "Pride makes us artificial and humility makes us real." -Thomas Merton

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#10 posted 05-22-2016 02:49 PM

Cool design and super design and build,the perfect gift.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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James Wright

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#11 posted 05-23-2016 01:40 AM



OK, so what was her reaction? Inquiring minds are dying to know! Awesome romantic gesture and a beautiful box.

- Tim Royal

Thanks! She Loves it! it was a huge hit. and she likes the notes every day!

-- James Wright, Rockford IL, https://www.youtube.com/c/WoodWright

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Purplelady

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#12 posted 05-23-2016 01:19 PM

Great carving. I’m inspired to give it a try. That’s a beautiful box!

-- Marsha, Northeast Ohio

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#13 posted 05-24-2016 03:20 PM

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Tim Royal

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#14 posted 05-24-2016 03:22 PM

That was the most important part of the project!

Thanks! She Loves it! it was a huge hit. and she likes the notes every day!

- James Wright


-- -Tim Royal... Always reminded of this when I see the amazing work LJ's do (I have no choice but to be humble!), "Pride makes us artificial and humility makes us real." -Thomas Merton

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