Woodenheart (bandsaw box)

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Project by BritBoxmaker posted 1270 days ago 2037 views 5 times favorited 31 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a band saw box, or more accurately a pair of band saw boxes.

The concept is that some couples can be separated for long periods of time due to work, family illness etc. Each person puts things to remember the other by in both boxes. They each take one half of the box with them. Whilst apart you can always add things to it you’d like to share with the other when the boxes (and the people) are re-united.

The boxes are each made of one piece of Padauk 165mm x 90mm x 40mm. The tops are striped with Purpleheart and Yew , overlapping in a stylised wrap to indicate ‘the ties that bind’. Glue is PVA and finish my usual wax over sanding sealer.

Be seeing you.

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging.

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#1 posted 1270 days ago

Nice theme Martyn. As usual, the woodworking looks great!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#2 posted 1270 days ago

Very nice idea Martyn, and executed with that style that’s just all your own. I like it .

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fiberglass trees.

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#3 posted 1270 days ago

Very well done and a great idea.

Ya know, Valentines Day is coming up. Is Valentines Day celebrated in England?

-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.

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#4 posted 1270 days ago

Cool idea.. very sweet touch for the oft-on-business travel

-- Dan, Rochester, NY

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#5 posted 1270 days ago

Innovative idea Martyn as well as flawless execution.

-- If you don't work, you don't eat!.....Garland, TX

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Roger Clark aka Rex

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#6 posted 1270 days ago

Really nice concept Martyn, nice selection of wood and looking very nice.

-- Roger-R, Republic of Texas. "Always look on the Bright Side of Life" - An eyeball to eyeball confrontation with a blind person is as complete waste of Time.

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#7 posted 1270 days ago

On my list of keeper ideas. Thanks for the thought and sharing the great workmanship.

-- Dust to more Dust -

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#8 posted 1270 days ago

great idea Martyn and as usual well executed :-)

thankĀ“s for sharing


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#9 posted 1270 days ago

You rock!

-- brown shoes don't make it...

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#10 posted 1270 days ago

Just in time for Valentine’s day! They are quite beautiful, Martyn. The colors are stunning together!

Another great project!


-- Contributing Editor, Creative Woodworks and Crafts Magazine, If you like reading my blog, come visit at Sheila Landry Designs "Knowledge is Power"

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#11 posted 1270 days ago

Thanks all of you for the positive comments. They do mean a lot to me.

Rich, yes we do celebrate Valentines day (14th February), you know I never thought of that!

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging.

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#12 posted 1270 days ago

Hey Martyn,
Very very nice. You take such a simple piece and turn it into art.
The workmanship, the wood selection, and the crossed ribbon are top notch.

Happy Valentines day.

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#13 posted 1270 days ago

Just in time for Valentines Day Martin.

Nice symbolism and I love the way the colours compliment each other. Great work!

-- Mike - Antero's Urban Wood Designs

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#14 posted 1270 days ago

the boxes are beautiful and the concept is marvelous martyn :) this is a definite for me when i’ll be out sailing 50% of the time, thanks :)
keep it up buddy, you never cease to amaze!

-- Flemming. It's only a mistake if you can't fix it.

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#15 posted 1270 days ago

Great concept and work on these very attractive boxes.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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