Broken heart

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Project by Ken Reed posted 02-19-2010 07:34 AM 1524 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 02-19-2010 07:53 AM

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 02-19-2010 08:28 AM

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 02-19-2010 10:32 AM

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 02-19-2010 04:53 PM

Wood looks awesome, like the heart.

-- Z, Rockwall, TX

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#5 posted 02-19-2010 05:53 PM


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 02-19-2010 06:42 PM

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

-- ~Jason~ , Albuquerque NM

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#7 posted 02-19-2010 10:10 PM

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 02-20-2010 04:03 AM

Yup – nice stuff & cool heart design.

-- Before you louse it up, THIMK!

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#9 posted 10-26-2010 01:49 AM

Very nice. Lovely grain with a sentimental heart.

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

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