Heart box

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Project by Maxx posted 10-21-2010 02:24 AM 1388 views 5 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A friend of mine saw the first heart box that I made for my wife and she loved it. She said she’d be happy to pay for one for herself. This is my first “commissioned” piece! I was a bit nervous – but when she saw it, she was absolutely overjoyed.
This is 2 pieces of paduak sandwiched between a couple of pieces of walnut. I like this design because there’s no knob to break up the wood on the front of the drawer/box. Makes for a very ‘clean’ look. The finish is 50% laquer thinner/50% gloss polyurethane – and a lot of sanding. Since the drawer is also a box – this one take a bit more time, but I like how it turns out. Thanks for taking a look.

-- Where did all this sawdust come from?

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#1 posted 10-21-2010 05:11 AM

Great job, love the wood.

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#2 posted 10-21-2010 06:58 AM

Sweet. I love the lid on the heart. Great idea for the finger hole.

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#3 posted 10-21-2010 10:07 AM

Love the everything! Thanks for sharing.

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#4 posted 10-21-2010 10:21 PM


Nice work, good combination of timbers

Tony Ward

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#5 posted 10-23-2010 03:16 AM

Congratulations on the commission. Whatever she paid, she got a terrific dea!

-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16

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#6 posted 10-26-2010 01:16 AM

MMMMMmmmmm. Padauk and Walnut. One of my favorite combinations!

-- Behind the Bark is a lot of Heartwood----Charles, Centennial, CO

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#7 posted 11-10-2010 09:00 PM

Hello Maxx

A very good band saw box

Just a question : How work the lid on the heart ?

I love this box
A good design and very very very very pretty

Thanks for sharing

-- Diggerjack-France ---The only limit is the limit of the mind and the mind has no limit

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#8 posted 11-11-2010 09:39 PM

Digger jack – for the lid on the heart, I just drilled a hole through and inserted a dowel to make a hinge. I was careful not to drill all the way through on the front, so it wouldn’t spoil the look of the wood.

-- Where did all this sawdust come from?

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