Let the Heart Boxes Begin!!

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Project by robert triplett posted 02-10-2012 05:19 AM 1385 views 4 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I may be jumping the gun, but Valentine’s Day is coming soon. Where are the rest of the heart boxes I usually see?
I cut the first 3 bigger boxes, 8” x 8” x 3.5”. I cut the next boxes from the core. 6” x 6” x 3.5”. I did another box from that core, 3’ x 3’ x 3.5”. So, 9 boxes from about 1 and 1/3 BF, plus the wood for the tops and the bottoms. The first is Walnut and Curly maple. The Redwood for the tops came from RockB, a Lumberjock from Redding. The next box is Curly Maple and Padauk, with tops of Big Leaf Maple. The 3rd set is Walnut and Padauk with 2 tops of BLM and one of Padauk. The larger boxes are hinged. Watco Danish Oil on all of them. These are going to a local place on commission for Valentine’s sales, but my wife might get one!

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

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#1 posted 02-10-2012 05:30 AM

Wow you have lots of different woods .they are all so very cool great job.

-- Custom furniture

#2 posted 02-10-2012 06:15 AM

Very cool Robert but I like the redish color the best. But how did you cut them you do not scroll saw. O the inside is what I am talking about. See ya Saturday.

-- (L an D Woodworks)

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#3 posted 02-10-2012 06:21 AM

Beautiful work once again.

-- If you believe you can or can not do a thing, you are correct.

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#4 posted 02-10-2012 07:06 AM

Beautiful boxes Robert!!

-- Patrick, Helicopters don't fly. They beat the air into submission.

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#5 posted 02-10-2012 08:52 AM

Great gifts! There all great, they should be a big hit!

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

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#6 posted 02-10-2012 09:25 AM

Beautiful gifts for Valantine’s day

-- Dreaming patterns

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#7 posted 02-10-2012 11:13 AM

Well done


-- Guy,PEI

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#8 posted 02-10-2012 11:42 AM

I think I may have jumped the gun Robert, LOL I posted mine a couple weeks ago give or take, they are already nestled in my gallery. Nice Boxes you have.

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#9 posted 02-10-2012 12:15 PM

These came out really nice

-- Martin ....always count the number of fingers you have before, and after using the saw.

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#10 posted 02-10-2012 01:43 PM

Great boxes Robert, as always. Lots of different woods. Great use of wood.

-- Bob, Lewistown, Montana. Kindness is the Language the blind can see and deaf can hear. - Mark Twain

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#11 posted 02-10-2012 10:09 PM

Nice work. Real nice.

-- Gary, Florida.

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robert triplett

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#12 posted 02-11-2012 01:12 AM

Thanks for the comments. Blackie, I forgot about yours. They are nice.
A1Jim, Remember, I use nice wood to hide lack of skill, unlike others here who do this for a living.
I took them to the local coffee shop/ gallery and a guy bought one as soon as it came out of the container.
Now back to the 19 boxes in parts I set aside to do these. Three day weekend and some of that should be in the shop.

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

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Jim Jakosh

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#13 posted 02-12-2012 12:14 AM


-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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