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Valentine's Day 2010

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Project by Maxx posted 1646 days ago 1491 views 11 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’ve had this white oak burl for some time now and decided to use it for a Valentine for my wife. Lately, I”ve been trying to incorporate the kerf into the design of the boxes I make. That’s how I came up with this design – and of course, it’s a heart for V-day. I love the coloration of the wood and couldn’t imagine covering any of it up with a knob, so I put a push-hole in the back to push the ‘drawer’ out. The drawer is a box in and of itself – I hinged the lid with a dowel and flocked the inside with maroon flocking. Natural stain and 2 coats of 50/50 polyurethane/mineral spirits to finish. I made a small err when I put the dowel in for the hinge and drilled all the way through (including about 1/8” into my workbench!). I fixed that by placing a red crystal in that spot – and since it’s for V-day…it works! Thanks for looking!

-- Where did all this sawdust come from?





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donjoe

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#1 posted 1646 days ago

Beautiful box. Very clever design.

-- Donnie-- listen to the wood.

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scrappy

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#2 posted 1646 days ago

Fantastic box. Beauifull design and wood. Great recovery from the drill. Allways like a good “Mid Proccess Design Change”

Keep up the great work.

Scrappy

-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!

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Benji Reyes

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#3 posted 1646 days ago

Nice gift for the wifey Maxx. I’m sure you got rewarded well! LOL. I also have a lot of those “red crystal spots” In my lifetime of works…..... Stories to tell and learn from. Nice concept Maxx!

-- Benji Reyes, Antipolo, Philippines, http://www.facebook.com/pages/Benji-Reyes/88321902103?ref=ts

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#4 posted 1646 days ago

Now that’s an out of the box box ;-) Nice job.

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

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CreekWoodworker

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#5 posted 1645 days ago

Beautiful box, never seen a bandsaw box where the drawer has a lid. cleaver design.

-- Mike ...Success is often the result of taking a misstep in the right direction

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richgreer

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#6 posted 1645 days ago

This is an excellent example of the reason I like LJ so much. An original and creative design and great workmanship. Well done!

-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.

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clieb91

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#7 posted 1645 days ago

Nicley done, good recovery. The wood is just great looking. I do like the idea of the hinged lid, cool concept.

CtL

-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- PortablePastimes.com (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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shopmania

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#8 posted 1645 days ago

Beautiful box. Love the figure of the wood, nice finish! I hope you didn’ t tell your wife about the dowel boo boo. That’s not a whoops, it’s a feature!
Great Job!

-- Tim, Myrtle Beach, DrTim@ONeillChiro.com- Just one more tool, that's all I need! :)

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mtnwild

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#9 posted 1645 days ago

That’s a beauty. Great design and beautiful wood, super job…..............

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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Wingstress

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#10 posted 1645 days ago

Great job! I love it! I think I’ll be “borrowing’ this design for my daughter.

-- Tom, Simsbury, CT

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Durnik150

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#11 posted 1643 days ago

Awesome! Looks as good as in person. I’m sure the wife will enjoy and treasure this box forever.

-- Behind the Bark is a lot of Heartwood----Charles, Centennial, CO

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bigike

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#12 posted 1643 days ago

very nice

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop, http://www.icombadaniels@yahoo.com

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