|Project by carguy460||posted 02-15-2012 03:13 PM||1288 views||0 times favorited||3 comments|
Just a heart shaped box for Valentines day to give to my wife, along with a necklace. Because I’m such an amazing procrastinator, this was finished on the 14th about 1 AM…should have planned ahead a little better since the linseed oil finish isn’t…well…finished!
I’m quite ashamed of my lid fastening method. I had planned to make the lid pivot open and be secured closed with a magnet, but I ran out of time so I instead just used 3 finish nails. Not exactly the prettiest, but it got the job done.
I think the wood is white oak – in the third picture you can see the rough pallet wood that it started as.
I strictly used hand tools for this little box. I’ll admit it was pretty scary slicing the lid off after I had spent so much time shaping the heart by hand, but luckily my saw cut straight! I learned quite a bit on this small project, even though it didn’t turn out quite like I wanted. Epic fail in my mind, but a win in my wife’s mind. Oh well, at least I have a project on LJ’s!
EDIT: Now I’m really ashamed of this thing after seeing the project posted right after mine...
-- Jason K