Valentine Box in Three Woods

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Project by FloridaArt posted 02-05-2011 01:02 AM 1648 views 4 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

February, 2011—This is a glue up left over from my daughter’s recent band saw box (look a couple of projects back in the gallery). This is about 5-inches wide and 7-inches long.

This heart box has a lid and two compartments. Pretty simple. The center wood is hickory, sandwiched between western cedar and zebrawood. I love how this box feels in my hands. Maybe it’s the wood or the weight or the shape, I don’t know.

This is finished in Tung Oil after sanding to 220. Tools used: Belt sander to prepare the top and bottom of the blank, band saw, and stationary sander.

-- Art | Bradenton, Florida

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#1 posted 02-05-2011 01:06 AM

I like the shape and style.
Very nice.

-- Close to Ottawa Ontario Canada

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#2 posted 02-05-2011 01:26 AM

Nice! It took me awhile to figure out the cut order, great job!

-- Kelly, woodworker under construction

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#3 posted 02-05-2011 02:25 AM

Nice box Art. I wonder who this one is for?

-- Donnie-- listen to the wood.

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#4 posted 02-05-2011 03:39 AM

Another good one. Hope you have enough honeys to receive these lovely boxes. I like the way you divided up the interior. You were smarter than I was when making a divided box. I made the divider high and then had to make the lid liners in separate pieces- way more trouble and no better looking.
I like the way there is so much to learn about band saw boxes- it is never ending.

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

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#5 posted 02-05-2011 04:52 PM

Art, this is a great box!

And that’s a bit different cut on the zebrawood than I’m used to seeing. Where did all the grain go?

Quite the wood combination as well.

-- Jonathan, Denver, CO "Constructive criticism is welcome and valued as it gives me new perspectives and helps me to advance as a woodworker."

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