Sweet Heart Box

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Project by ocean posted 02-05-2017 02:35 AM 890 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Just keeping busy in the shop with little things. Decided to try a small steam bent project and as Valentines Day is nearly here (and our anniversary) I thought that a heart shaped candy box would test my skills with steam bending.
Real thin poplar sides and bottom an oak top with bow. First try didn’t come out so good but learning from that, the sides got a whole lot thinner. Success the second time. An hour of steaming and I still had about only about 3 minutes to get it bent and secured. The oak ribbon was real thin (about 1/32) and it was real easy to bend anyway I wanted. It is about 12” x 10” x 1 1/4” , finish with minwax polycrylic. Thanks for looking.

-- Bob, FL Keys

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#1 posted 02-05-2017 03:22 AM

Guaranteed, that’s gonna be a winner.

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#2 posted 02-05-2017 11:42 AM

That is VERY nice. Great job ! What a wonderful gift. Happy Anniversary and Valentines day.

-- K. Stone “Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.” ― Benjamin Franklin

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#3 posted 02-05-2017 12:11 PM

Tend to agree with Burlybob I think you have a “heart” winner there

-- Regards Rob

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#4 posted 02-05-2017 03:16 PM

good job

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#5 posted 02-05-2017 04:20 PM

nice job on your heart box,now you just have to fill with chocolates .mine are wooden with a few pieces of real chocolates

-- Bill in Mich

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#6 posted 02-05-2017 05:11 PM

This is a beautiful piece.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#7 posted 02-05-2017 09:00 PM

First bent wood project, looking real good!
Guess you are getting ready for Valentine’s day!

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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#8 posted 02-06-2017 07:44 AM

Nice gift and idea for coming Valentine’s day.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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