Mother's Day heart bandsaw box

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Project by Mark805 posted 06-21-2011 08:36 AM 5768 views 7 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I just finished this Mother’s Day present just in time for Father’s day. Better late than never. I made it from a piece of Orange Agate with a Walnut strip in the lid. It is actually for my Mother-In-Law. I had more fun making this one than the first one since I knew how to not make as many mistakes. I finished it with shellac and wax.

-- ---Mark---Oxnard, CA

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#1 posted 06-21-2011 11:38 AM

that is very awesome

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#2 posted 06-21-2011 12:30 PM

Wow this is beautiful in so many differebt ways! The wood is awesome! Love the colors and grain pattern. Your finish work is great and the hinges are perfect. She will love this and you better bring tissues for her tears of joy!

Well done sir!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#3 posted 06-21-2011 04:12 PM

WOW….Very nice! May I ask what the dimensions are?

-- D.A Winograsky

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#4 posted 06-21-2011 05:03 PM

That is absolutely beautiful. I have these plans but have yet to use them.

-- Grant...."GO BUCKEYES"

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#5 posted 06-21-2011 05:22 PM

The box was made from a 10” x 4” turning round. It comes pretty close to those dimensions

-- ---Mark---Oxnard, CA

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#6 posted 06-21-2011 06:23 PM

Very nice, love the contrasting wood colors and the finish is fantastic. Im currently making the same box. My first attemp i did in poplar to work out the bugs, (i made a few mistakes myself) im now starting the next in Purple Heart Wood.

-- Scott

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#7 posted 06-21-2011 06:45 PM

That’s an awesome looking box. I really like the contrast and the colors you choose to use. You did a nice job.

I made a heart shaped box similar to yours many years ago for a girlfriend. A few years back I thought I’d make some more for Mother’s Day but couldn’t remember how I did it. I made mine using a jigsaw and a router. Second time round because I couldn’t remember how I did it I ended up making heart shaped bowls with a jigsaw and router.

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

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#8 posted 06-22-2011 10:10 PM

That is so pretty! Great work and great gift!

-- Robert B. Sabina, Ohio.....

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#9 posted 06-22-2011 10:26 PM

Wow wow nice box nice wood and no mistake lovely workmanship . Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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