Broken heart

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Project by Ken Reed posted 1616 days ago 1451 views 4 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Big leaf Oregon maple, ebony. A bit of a joke, really. The black ebony heart has a crack in it that you can’t see in the pictures. Made for a friend who just got a divorce, hence the “Broken” heart.

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#1 posted 1616 days ago

Beautiful box Ken. Can you share how you connected the bottom to the sides? Also, how thick is your top?


-- Jim

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#2 posted 1616 days ago

Verynice box. Great design.

Keep it up.


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

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#3 posted 1616 days ago

Good selection of woods; the name will always have significance and will always be beautiful and useful.

-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16

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#4 posted 1616 days ago

Wood looks awesome, like the heart.

-- Z, Rockwall, TX

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#5 posted 1616 days ago


The bottom is let into a dado that was plowed before the box was assembled. The top is about 8mm thick (5/16”) and turns on brass pins that project into the sides. Everything gets machined and then the whole mess goes together at once, so it’s important to dry fit everything first.

Sky and Zlatanv,

I love the ebony. The crack in this heart was a surprise because it didn’t show before I started to shape the wood. Sometimes you just get lucky!

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#6 posted 1616 days ago

I agree, the crack in the heart turned out to be a nice detail.

-- ~Jason~ , Albuquerque NM

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#7 posted 1616 days ago

beautiful grain and such a cool box

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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#8 posted 1616 days ago

Yup – nice stuff & cool heart design.

-- Before you louse it up, THIMK!

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#9 posted 1368 days ago

Very nice. Lovely grain with a sentimental heart.

-- so much wood, so little time. Bradford. Wood-a-holics unanimous president

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