Purpleheart Box

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Project by Brian posted 09-07-2011 03:58 AM 2366 views 8 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this box for my wife out of purplehheart with maple splines. The monogrammed tile in the middle is from Jim Shore, I designed the box around it. The Brusso brass feet are from Woodcraft. I used a heat gun to bring out the dark purple in the wood and finished it off with a water based poly.

-- Brian, Jericho Vermont

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#1 posted 09-07-2011 04:17 AM

Nice looking box. Great feature with the brass feet

-- Michael Mills, North Carolina,

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#2 posted 09-07-2011 06:18 AM

Really nice. I bet is was appreciated.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#3 posted 09-07-2011 06:31 AM

Great Idea on the heat gun, never thought about it. It seems like it would help age it alot faster.

-- It is always the right time, to do the right thing.

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#4 posted 09-07-2011 02:27 PM

Very nice looking box – well done,

Thanks for sharing

-- Scotty - aka... SgtSnafu - Randleman NC

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#5 posted 09-08-2011 02:51 AM

Sharp looking Box, that purple heart is very rich looking, nicely shaped, Your Wife will treasure this always, thanks for sharing

-- It's Mic Keep working and sharing

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#6 posted 09-08-2011 06:29 AM

That is a nice trick with the heat gun. I learned something new today. I can go to bed now. I will have to give this a try

-- Robert, so much inspiration here, and now time to work!!!

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