Valentines Day heart shaped maple band saw box.

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Project by dbhost posted 02-14-2011 01:13 AM 7472 views 5 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

It’s just curing now, but my first non log slice band saw box is done! The plan changed fast on the fly as I was fighting the clock. The wood is maple from Rockler’s January sale, Maple is tough to get here in Texas except from the shops that import it, so it tends to be spendy here, but Rockler had a good price on it, and it gave me an excuse to work out the jointer and planer some… Dimensions are 6” tall x 5.75” wide x 3. 5/8” thick. The pul knob is just off the shelf hardware from an old cabinet project in my last place, so it has been sitting around in my garage for 10 + years….

I had some finishing trouble due to glue squeezeout that I just couldn’t seem to get rid of on the drawer, so I ended up flocking it, which I initially didn’t want to do. Now that I have done it, I am REALLY happy with the result as the contrast looks really nice to my eye…

I am really hoping she’ll like this, and appreciate the effort and thought that went into this….

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Paul Pomerleau

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#1 posted 02-14-2011 01:29 AM

Nicely done.
A beautiful gift.

-- Close to Ottawa Ontario Canada

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#2 posted 02-14-2011 01:30 AM

I’m sure she will love it

-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of all inventions

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#3 posted 02-14-2011 01:50 AM

Nice box..

-- Tim, Missouri ....Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what the heck happened

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Jim Bertelson

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#4 posted 02-14-2011 02:01 AM

It’s a beauty, truly form follows function…’s shape says “Be my valentine”. The card, if you have one, should read….......”all I have is a wooden heart, but it’s only meant for you!”............(-:

You might make a song from that line to go along with it…......(-:

Probably the only gift my wife will get from me… the Christmas tree finally disappeared back in its bag, and down in the storage area today.

Oh well, the purchase of the vacation house in LaConner is essentially a done deal, and it is mostly for her, although I will enjoy it of course. Maybe I can convince her that is her valentine….......(-:

-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska

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#5 posted 02-14-2011 04:15 AM

That is one cool bandsaw box!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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