Standing Heart box

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Project by Ellen posted 06-13-2006 02:09 AM 4408 views 24 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Every year, I donate a heart shaped object that benefits a local charity event. This year, I wanted to use most of my tools. The lathe, band saw of course and other tools. Again, I sand this to 4000 grit for that smooth satin feel and finish it with tung oil.

This made of purple heart, bird’s eye maple, cherry and mahagony. Instead of laying this down, I stood this one up. It stands about 12 inches tall. The “chopstick” locks the front on this box. This looks like someone shot a fat arrow through this box and the back of the arrow got stuck in the back. I liked this illusion.

I appreciate all comments.
Thanks, Ellen

-- Ellen --

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#1 posted 07-21-2006 05:06 AM

Great work, great to see the boundasries of bandsaw box making extended.

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#2 posted 08-11-2006 02:47 AM


The box is really gorgeous. I’m a scroll saw nut and boxes fascinate me as a project. Have yet to produce something that is of this caliber.

Cheers Mike

-- Mike, Maryland,

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#3 posted 03-13-2007 05:02 AM

Ellen, the box is truly beautiful. Someone got a great gift!

-- gbear, Carmichael, CA

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dennis mitchell

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#4 posted 03-13-2007 05:20 AM

Her work is all just awsome! It has me in awe.

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#5 posted 03-13-2007 05:24 AM

You guys are so nice. Thanks so much for all the compliments… I am in good company here.

Hugs to you all!

-- Ellen --

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#6 posted 03-13-2007 11:41 AM

mouth open in awe
brain spinning with questions
creative gene begging to be able to do the same.

You are a true artist and master craftsman.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#7 posted 03-13-2007 12:18 PM

Some more imagination in the right place. Beautiful!!

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

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#8 posted 03-13-2007 01:40 PM

Don’t know where this ones been hiding, Ellen. Just lovely!

-- CanuckDon "I just love small wooden boxes!"

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#9 posted 03-13-2007 01:50 PM

This is beautiful Ellen

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

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#10 posted 06-05-2008 05:36 AM


-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#11 posted 06-05-2008 05:44 AM

Dusty, I just visited your site and was amazed with your flash skills. The work on your site is awesome. It is all about the wood!

Thanks for the feedback, Ellen

-- Ellen --

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#12 posted 07-28-2008 07:09 AM

Beautiful box, i love it…

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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#13 posted 12-30-2008 06:13 AM


I you were a composer, you would be right up there with Strauss, and Beethoven. I say we build our own Louvre, right here in the good ‘ol USA, and feature your work in it. You are just awesome!!

-- Matt Garcia Wannabe Period Furniture Maker, Houston TX

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#14 posted 01-26-2010 05:54 PM

Ellen, you have truly created a beauty here… very inspiring…

-- New Project = New Tool... it's just the way it is, don't fight it... :)

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#15 posted 10-16-2010 02:15 PM

You are creatively incredible! Great combo of wood also

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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