Standing Heart box

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Project by Ellen posted 3001 days ago 3969 views 21 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 2962 days ago

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

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#2 posted 2942 days ago


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 2727 days ago

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 2727 days ago

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

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#5 posted 2727 days ago

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 2727 days ago

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 2727 days ago

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 2727 days ago

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

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

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#9 posted 2727 days ago

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 †

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#10 posted 2277 days ago


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

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#11 posted 2277 days ago

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 2224 days ago

Beautiful box, i love it…

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

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matt garcia

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#13 posted 2069 days ago


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 1677 days ago

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 1414 days ago

You are creatively incredible! Great combo of wood also

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

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