Purple Heart Box for Callie

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Project by 58j35bonanza posted 1153 days ago 1646 views 3 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My granddaughter Callie asked if I would make her a box. Her only request was that I use (that purple wood). This is my third box, in my new wood working hobby. I really like making boxes, as you can design them as you go. I did a sculptured top with my grinder and used my sander to make the scallops on the base. I also inlayed the stripe and dots. The top has a 11 degree bevel and mitered corners, and I lined it with dark blue and beige felt.
Thanks for looking.

I also wanted to say I love this web site, and all the great ideas, projects, and talented people that make it what it is.

-- Chuck

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#1 posted 1153 days ago

Oh my my! Purple heart is ever so lovely! What a special thing to make for a special person! Job well done, and since I missed it, Welcome to LJs….. it is truly an amazing, inspiring place, is it not? :)

-- Adventure? Heh! Excitement? Heh! A Woodworker craves not these things!

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#2 posted 1153 days ago

That is a very pretty box and I’m sure that your Grandaughter is proud to have some thing Grandpa made. This is one of the better websites I’ve encountered on the web. I too am new around here, Welcome to LJ.

-- Darrell, making more sawdust than I know what to do with

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#3 posted 1153 days ago

I can understand why your granddaughter wanted purpleheart – its sooooooooooo pretty!!
The box turned out great too.

-- Theresa,

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#4 posted 1153 days ago

no doubt your granddaughter is going to love that, nice work!!!!

-- Larry, North Carolina

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#5 posted 1153 days ago

way way kool. i’ll bet she flipped.. very nice

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

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#6 posted 1153 days ago

Third box, huh? I wish my 30th looked half as good. I love the top.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#7 posted 1153 days ago

really nice box with great color and design expecially the carving on the top!

-- Dave from Buffalo Grove

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#8 posted 1152 days ago

Now, that is quite a box! nice work!

-- LittlePAW - The sweetest sound in my shop, next to Mozart, is what a hand plane makes slicing a ribbon.

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#9 posted 1151 days ago

Great color combination and the top is fantastic. The stripe and dots really tie it all together. I look forward to seeing more projects in the future.

-- Paul, North Dakota, USAF Ret.

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#10 posted 1118 days ago

Chuck, Beautiful box! When you say you carved it using your grinder, do you mean a real bench grinder with stone wheel? I’d love to try this but want to make sure I understand correctly before I venture into the unknown.

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#11 posted 1117 days ago

I used my angle grinder, with a sanding disk. It really makes a mess of the shop, but I think it worth it.

-- Chuck

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#12 posted 892 days ago

That’ll be an heirloom for sure. Well done.

Edit: whups, just realized this is an eight-month old thread. Doesn’t matter, you did a great job.

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