Valentine Box in Oak

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Project by FloridaArt posted 1299 days ago 1499 views 4 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

February, 2011—A special box because of the wood, which came from an Atlanta oak tree and given to me by my friend Jack where I work. Thanks Jack! It still feels like magic to be able to take a hunk of a log and turn it into something nice.

This band saw box has two drawers. The handles are hickory. The box stands about 5.25-inches tall. This is sanded to 220 and Tung Oil has been buffed in. A close inspection of the photos will reveal some wood filler in checked areas. The drawer bottoms are lined with felt.

Tools used: chain saw to cut the blank, band saw, stationary and portable sander, and drill press to dowel in the handles.

-- Art | Bradenton, Florida

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Paul Pomerleau

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#1 posted 1299 days ago

Very nice.
I am only starting and have yet to make something directly from rough, I can’t wait.
Good job.

-- Close to Ottawa Ontario Canada

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#2 posted 1299 days ago

What a terriffic idea. Mind if I give it a go?

-- Kelly, woodworker under construction

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#3 posted 1299 days ago

Have’nt seen one done quite like this one before. Nice design.

-- Donnie-- listen to the wood.

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Donna Menke

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#4 posted 1299 days ago

Great design for Valentine’s Day! I like the heart-shaped box as well as the heart-shaped handles. Very nice design.

-- "So much wood. . .so little time!"

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#5 posted 1298 days ago

She’s a real beaut Art.

-- Bill - "Freedom flies in your heart like an Eagle" Audie Murphy

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#6 posted 1297 days ago

very spiffy idea. nice project. thnx for sharing

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

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