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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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a1Jim

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#1 posted 1371 days ago

Beautiful work an amazing box.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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bigike

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#2 posted 1370 days ago

Nice heart

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop, http://www.icombadaniels@yahoo.com

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Maveric777

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#3 posted 1370 days ago

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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rkoorman

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#4 posted 1370 days ago

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

-- http://thewoodworkersattic.blogspot.com/

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#5 posted 1370 days ago

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

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

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SPalm

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#6 posted 1370 days ago

Very nice.

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

Steve

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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TonyWard

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#7 posted 1370 days ago

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 ~ http://www.tonyward.org

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OttoH

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#8 posted 1370 days ago

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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Roger

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#9 posted 1366 days ago

Awesome heart box… beautiful work

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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yarydoc

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#10 posted 1366 days ago

Nice box.

-- Ray , Florence Alabama

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