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Project by patron posted 1611 days ago 1732 views 1 time favorited 49 comments Add to Favorites Watch

this is a box that was ordered for a anniversary present ,
from a friend for his wife .
for the native american church .
he wanted a heart with a lightning bolt thru it ,
a tatoo she has somewhere on her body ( i didn’t ask where ) .
i did the inlay with the lightning from holly ,
and was prety proud of it ,
then he called me and said she heard about it ,
but didn’t want the lightning in it ,
as that was a personal thing .
so i routed that off , and just did the heart shown .
the box body is alder , the top aromatic cedar ,
the heart is redheart , with a blue dyed epoxy background .
the tray is aromatic cedar with a birch 1/8” ply bottom ,
and slides back and forth for access to the bottom ,
and can be lifted out for total access .
the aromatic cedar is to keep the feathers ,
they use in their ceremonies from being bug infested .
hope you like , thanks for looking .

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle





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SPalm

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#1 posted 1611 days ago

Aw, what a cute story and a cute box.

You da man, David.
Steve

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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JAGWAH

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#2 posted 1611 days ago

Doesn’t your insufferable talent bore you? 8)

-- ~Just A Guy With A Hammer~

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a1Jim

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#3 posted 1611 days ago

Very Cool David
To bad about the inlay change but the new one looks great. a fantastic job as is all your work Bud.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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webwood

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#4 posted 1611 days ago

well done david – nothing like a mid project design change

-- -erik & christy-

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Kent Shepherd

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#5 posted 1611 days ago

Wonderful job—-Again!

Thanks

-- She thought I hung the moon--now she just thinks I did it wrong

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woodsmithshop

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#6 posted 1611 days ago

great lookin box David

-- Smitty!!!

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bibb

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#7 posted 1611 days ago

Parton,
Your range of projects and designs never fails to impress me. I am sure that she loved this beautiful box.

-- "Imagination is more important than knowledge" Bibb in CO at http://katanadesign.com

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littlecope

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#8 posted 1611 days ago

Nice Work, Young Fella!!
I can almost smell the Cedar… :)

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.

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rseabrease

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#9 posted 1611 days ago

Really nice job! By the way, how did you fare in the earthquake last week?

-- Richard

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Bricofleur

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#10 posted 1611 days ago

I’m still impressed David by your talent, imagination and craftsmanship. Well done!
I believe you finally used some kiind of jigs on this projects! What are they?
Since I can’t see the details from the pictures, what joinery did you use on the corners?

Best,

Serge

http://www.atelierdubricoleur.spaces.live.com

-- Learn from yesterday, work today and enjoy success tomorrow. -- http://atelierdubricoleur.wordpress.com

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patron

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#11 posted 1611 days ago

richard ,

didn’t know about it till i saw the news .
now if Los Alamos nuclear lab blows ,
ask again ,
it’s only 30 miles away .

thanks all ,
your input as always ,
is priceless !

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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Cher

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#12 posted 1611 days ago

A gentleman and a true craftsman.

-- When you know better you do better.

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BritBoxmaker

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#13 posted 1611 days ago

A handsome box. Clean lines and good choice of woods. Well done. I love the smell of cedar but am mildly alergic to it, so its good to be able to appreciate it like this.

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging. http://www.theartofboxes.com

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patron

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#14 posted 1611 days ago

serge ,
just a hole saw cut out for the circle rout .
everything else was freehand .
the corners are rabbeted ,
the heart was 1/2 ,
and split .
that way it is a perfect match .

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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Kristoffer

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#15 posted 1611 days ago

Nice looking box, David. The corners are almost seamless. Any tips on how to get rabbeted corners that tight or just lots of practice?

-- Cheers and God Bless

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