Heart Box

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Project by EMVarona posted 06-08-2011 01:49 AM 2210 views 2 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Eager to test my shop made pin router jig. The heart box consists of 5 layers of 1/2 in. board. The middle parts of the three inner layers only were routed open. The bottom and the three inner layers were glued together. The cover was left free. After a little sanding … voila! ... the heart box.

-- Ed "Real happiness is one that you share."

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#1 posted 06-08-2011 01:58 AM

Nice! I like it.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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#2 posted 06-08-2011 03:37 AM

Great looking box, wonderful job.

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#3 posted 06-08-2011 04:31 AM

Very nice… good Idea of making a home made pin router.

-- If i'd a knowed you coulda goed I'd a seen you gotta went

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#4 posted 06-08-2011 04:32 AM

nice joib.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Appomattox Virginia †

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#5 posted 06-08-2011 05:10 PM


-- Elhan, Azerbaijan

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#6 posted 06-09-2011 02:08 PM

The jig is becoming more interesting to me coz it produce nice projects.

-- My Master is Mankind's Greatest Carpenter.

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#7 posted 06-10-2011 12:42 AM

Thanks Guys!

After all the trials, I’d say that the system takes some practice. The photos do not show the amount of waste I produced. Anyway some lessons I learned 1) It is a lot easier to use soft wood. 2) The router bit must be very sharp. 3) The template must be very stable. I used masonite (lawanit) for the template but the fibers tended to loosen after some use and it becomes inaccurate. I am thinking of using 2-3 layers of vinyl tiles glued together to make templates. 4) Template must be glued well to the piece. Dust can render the double-sided tape ineffective. Anyway, give it a try. It’s inexpensive to make. Last but not least take the necessary safety measures. The router bit is unforgiving.

-- Ed "Real happiness is one that you share."

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