Evil Queen's Heart Box

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This box was commissioned by a co-worker who collects paraphernalia from the Disney animation Snow White and the Seven Dwarves.

The box is an interpretation of the box that the Evil Queen gives to the hunter. She tells him to go into the woods, kill Snow White, and put her heart inside the box and bring it back to her so she knows Snow White is dead.

Its made of Padauk, with a book-matched Amboyna burl top that looks like a human heart. My wife helped me paint the panels. The heart is carved from mahogany and gilded with 24 carat gold leaf. I shaped the dagger out of solid brass. The hinges and feet are also premium solid brass hardware. It is lined with suede. The plaque reads “Magic Mirror on the wall, who is the fairest one of all?”

Screenshots from the movie:

Screen shot 2010-06-29 at 9.38.26 AM


A few more details:




-- Happy woodworking!

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#1 posted 1336 days ago

Great job Blake. I never met a box I didn’t like but, I can’t say I like the purpose for each of them. lol

How about a picture of the top and inside?


-- Jim

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#2 posted 1336 days ago

Very Nice, Blake!!
You had better not make too many of those though…
Mickey Mouse will be at your door, wanting to discuss copyright infringement!! :)

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

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#3 posted 1336 days ago

Great job Blake..

-- Tim, Missouri ....Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what the heck happened

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Bill Akins

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#4 posted 1336 days ago

Very cool. Beautiful job.

-- Bill from Lithia Springs, GA I love the smell of sawdust in the morning.

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#5 posted 1336 days ago

Ha. That is so cool. What an inspiration. Again, you put so much into your work, it makes it so special.


-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#6 posted 1336 days ago

Another beauty!


-- When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world. -- John Muir

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#7 posted 1336 days ago

Blake a beautiful box.

The top bookmatching was a great idea.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware †

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#8 posted 1336 days ago

As before, the resawn top is exquisite.

-- Whatever

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#9 posted 1336 days ago

I want it, I want it, I want it! Watch out for copyright infringement. Excellent rendering of the box in movie-only better.

-- Gnettie the Gnome

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#10 posted 1336 days ago

Nice box, Blake.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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#11 posted 1336 days ago

Great job Blake, really cool. I’ll bet your commission was pleased.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#12 posted 1336 days ago

The Evil Queen just called !!!! She wants her box back! You did a great job of reproducing that box.You shouild be proud…............................................Schloemoe

-- schloemoe, Oregon , http://www.

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#13 posted 1335 days ago

Fantastic box Blake, love the details with the carved heart and brass sword. This is really, really nice !

The bookmatched top and joinery are “top notch”........

Where did you get those neat little brass feet for the box? I like ‘em….....

-- Gene, Majestic Eagle Woodworks,,

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#14 posted 1335 days ago

Beautiful box! Very nicely done. Thanks for posting.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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Thos. Angle

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#15 posted 1335 days ago

Excellent, Blake, just excellent.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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