Heart shape box

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Project by Bearpaw posted 10-11-2010 03:52 AM 1961 views 8 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Over the years I have given this box to give to teachers that have helped my daughter, later to raise money for mission trips, and now to people that have made a difference in my life. Like the doctor that preformed the 6 heart by-passes and the nurse that helped me through the recovery room that night.

The pattern comes from an old issue of American Woodworker. I “carve” the top with a sanding disk chucked into my drill press. I let the grain of the wood dictate the shape of the “vain” on the top. All are different. Most of the time I use mahogany, but one time I made one from purple heart. Never again will I do that.

-- "When we build, let us think we build forever." John Ruskin

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#1 posted 10-11-2010 04:05 AM

Beautiful work an amazing box.

-- Custom furniture

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#2 posted 10-11-2010 05:57 AM

Nice heart

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop,

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#3 posted 10-11-2010 06:35 AM

Very nice heart boxes. Very well done.

P.S. I couldn’t help but giggle a bit on the purple heart comment…lol

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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#4 posted 10-11-2010 06:45 AM

that’s a nive project, how do you make the inside? with a router?


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#5 posted 10-11-2010 08:31 AM

Nice work. I haven’t used any PH yet. Why won’t you use it again? Too Hard and dense for carving?

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#6 posted 10-11-2010 02:41 PM

Very nice.

Yes, purple heart looks and sounds great. But boy the dust that it creates is beyond terrible.


-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#7 posted 10-11-2010 10:43 PM

Nice work, it’s great you are able to say thank you to those who have helped you.

Tony Ward

-- Bandsawn Box Plans available at ~

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#8 posted 10-12-2010 02:32 AM

Very nice John, they are absolutely gorgeous!

-- I am responsible for how I respond to everything in my life - - Deadwood SD

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#9 posted 10-16-2010 03:13 AM

Awesome heart box… beautiful work

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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#10 posted 10-16-2010 03:36 AM

Nice box.

-- Ray , Florence Alabama

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