Heart Box

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Project by Simpsonusa posted 03-19-2018 11:58 PM 938 views 5 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this box for a friend that is having a baby girl. I love the way the dust from the blood wood stuck in the grain of the hickory.

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#1 posted 03-20-2018 02:00 AM

A beautiful box. Well done.

-- Galootish log blog,

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#2 posted 03-20-2018 02:05 AM

Love the design. Do you have any photos of the inside?? How did you contour the top?? Did you scrollsaw the inside heart?? Thanks for showing

-- John T.

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#3 posted 03-20-2018 02:36 AM

beautiful! what finish did you use.

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#4 posted 03-20-2018 01:54 PM

I’ve got a new complaint

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#5 posted 03-20-2018 05:38 PM

Beautiful work.

-- ~Daniel

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#6 posted 03-20-2018 05:52 PM

Very unique and beautiful too!

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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#7 posted 03-20-2018 07:44 PM

I ve got a new complaint

- jerkylips

No one? Man…

Nirvana – “Heart Shaped Box”

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#8 posted 03-20-2018 08:03 PM

very nice indeed.

-- Randy - "I dont make mistakes, I make design change opportunities"

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#9 posted 03-20-2018 08:04 PM

This box is such an outstanding piece. It is a beautiful eye catcher.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#10 posted 03-20-2018 09:23 PM

That child will cherish that box for a lifetime. You are very skilled at making a variety of boxes, all with such wonderful craftsmanship and beauty.

-- CurleyJoe, "Your Jigs are only as good as they are convenient"

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#11 posted 03-20-2018 11:51 PM

WOW, That is awesome

-- Don't outsmart your common sense

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#12 posted 03-21-2018 12:05 AM

On this one I made a heart by folding a piece of paper and cutting a heart out, then gluer it to the bottom piece. I then used the band saw to cut out the center, then glue the cut line together. I used a pogo sander to sand the inside smooth. Then with a compass I use the inside to lay out the outside at 1/4” thick. Band saw the outside and sand it smooth. Now you have the shape use 1/8” material to make the bottom and top sanded to fit the inside lip of the box. Glue the top piece to one of the 1/8” pieces. Sand the top to the profile of the base. I carve the top by using a 6” sanding pad in the drill press. I use spray lacer for the top because it sands and burns into itself making a glass finish. Hope you all enjoy

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#13 posted 03-23-2018 01:36 AM

Very classy !!! Amazing symmetry on the shape and even the choice of grain direction and layout shows artist and craftsman.

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