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Project by Druid posted 02-15-2011 08:49 AM 1990 views 6 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

There’s not a long story to this one. I wanted to make something unique for my wife, so I decided to produce a tiny heart shaped box pendant with a matching pair of earrings. The second photograph shows a side view of the box, partially opened, and yes there’s message inscribed within. The set is made from olive wood which I found worked well and also took a polish quite nicely.
The main point is that she really likes them.

-- John, British Columbia, Canada





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#1 posted 02-15-2011 07:20 PM

beautiful!! Care to share how you did the box?

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#2 posted 02-15-2011 08:14 PM

The olive wood looks amazing!

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#3 posted 02-16-2011 02:13 AM

They are very cool. I am sure she will love them. Where did you get that funny looking penny? That must be foreign money or something.

-- The view only changes for the leading dog.

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#4 posted 02-16-2011 04:25 AM

Thanks for the positive comments. Yes, as I mentioned, she really does like them, and she wears them. I’ll see about producing a tiny explanation for the tiny box. As far as the penny goes, it’s a special edition, but if you want one I can arrange a bargain price. ;-)

-- John, British Columbia, Canada

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#5 posted 02-16-2011 04:39 AM

Yeah- there is no wonder she likes them. They are great and especially made for her -even better!
What a nice husband you are!

-- Theresa, https://sites.google.com/site/tmj65treasure/

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#6 posted 02-16-2011 05:00 AM

very cool.

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop, http://www.icombadaniels@yahoo.com

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#7 posted 03-03-2012 10:58 PM

i love hearts, so these are like number one on my “love it” list, but i do have a question for you. What finishing would you recommend to apply to get a nice shine like yours? I also do wood earrings but i’m not too sure on what i should use to give it a nice smooth shine. This is an example of what they look like:

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#8 posted 03-06-2012 06:27 AM

Hi Hazel22,
Glad you like them. I have used 2 different finishes with excellent results, and no reactions. The one that I use most often is Clapham’s Beeswax Polish, and the other is a hard carnauba wax in bar form. I apply the Clapham’s with a soft cloth, let it sit for about 30 minutes, then buff by hand. This is repeated at least once more, then I use a soft buffing wheel to remove all excess wax, and leave a lovely shine. The carnauba bar method is to apply the bar to a buffing wheel first, then I polish the item with the buffing wheel, adding additional carnauba if required. I try to get the item warm (not hot) during the buffing, then let it cool prior to a final very light buffing. For thin items such as the ones in your photos, I would suggest a low speed, tiny buff, such as a Dremel, with very light application pressure (don’t forget the eye protection whenever buffing). I would hate to see that lovely delicate work get broken.
Hope this helps. Please let me know.

-- John, British Columbia, Canada

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#9 posted 03-06-2012 02:07 PM

Hello Druid,
Thanks so much for the infromation but i was wondering is there a much simpler route that i can take? And also, would a wood polisher and conditioner all in one be a good idea? I was looking at this product online on the home depot website

http://www.homedepot.com/h_d1/N-5yc1v/R-100592963/h_d2/ProductDisplay?catalogId=10053&langId=-1&keyword=carnauba wax&storeId=10051

From your expertise, would it be mindful to use this product?

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#10 posted 03-06-2012 07:14 PM

Hi Hazel22,
Considering the product contains carnauba wax and beeswax, which are the main types that I use, I would expect that you might get some good results. All I can suggest is to try it . . . gently . . . and let the rest of us see what your results are.
Waiting to hear . . .

-- John, British Columbia, Canada

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#11 posted 03-06-2012 08:03 PM

Thank you so much Druid. I will post the pictures up as soon I finish them. Hopefully by the end of the week.

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