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Valentine's Day 2010

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Project by Maxx posted 02-15-2010 at 10:00 PM 1494 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 02-15-2010 at 10:04 PM

Beautiful box. Very clever design.

-- Donnie-- listen to the wood.

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scrappy

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#2 posted 02-15-2010 at 11:11 PM

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 02-15-2010 at 11:53 PM

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 02-16-2010 at 02:39 AM

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 02-16-2010 at 06:27 AM

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 02-16-2010 at 06:36 AM

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 02-16-2010 at 07:13 AM

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 02-16-2010 at 07:22 AM

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 02-16-2010 at 05:24 PM

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 02-16-2010 at 09:04 PM

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 02-18-2010 at 07:52 PM

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 02-18-2010 at 07:59 PM

very nice

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

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