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Heart Shaped Box - Attemp #1

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Project by Colin_Zimmerman posted 01-22-2013 01:48 AM 1437 views 1 time favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my first box. I made it out of scrap Cherry I scored off a guy for free on Craigslist. I used Tung Oil to finish it. I didn’t want to put any extra money into it so I used the scrap blanks from the body to make a template for the bottom side of the lid. It’s not perfect but my sister likes it and so be it her, she has dibs on it.

Should I line the inside with a felt, or whatever “flocking” is?

My tiny Delta 9” bandsaw was not happy with this build. Gotta figure that out, or buy a bigger saw :-) I like option #2.





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a1Jim

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#1 posted 01-22-2013 02:14 AM

Looks great an amazing first box. I would use felt.it looks better and is easier to work with.

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gfadvm

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#2 posted 01-22-2013 02:16 AM

I think that turned out great and I imagine it was a challenge with that tiny saw! I personally am not a big fan of flocking or lining as I like to see the wood but to each his/her own.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#3 posted 01-22-2013 03:26 AM

Very nice looking box. I flocked the insides of my first few boxes but realized that it’s much easier to cut and glue felt. Flocking has its place but only if it’s carved, curved and when flat sheet felt won’t work.

-- J.C.Sellers, Norcross, Ga. Just cut it right the first time. The best carpenters make the fewest chips.

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#4 posted 01-22-2013 03:46 AM

Nice flow of your lines and great shape. I’m partial to split suede as a liner, but I tend to agree with Andy on this project—let the wood shine thru.

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#5 posted 01-22-2013 04:50 AM

I like your box. I have made shaped boxes myself but I used a scroll saw not a band saw to make them. I have made some the shape of Texas and put a pivoting cover on them. I flock the inside of hardwood boxes but put no finish of any kind on the many cedar boxes I have made to let the aroma remain. Great job.

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#6 posted 01-22-2013 03:04 PM

It already looks fantastic, like the design, shape and the finish.

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#7 posted 01-22-2013 03:08 PM

For the first box there is no question that you did a fine job.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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#8 posted 01-22-2013 07:56 PM

Beautiful project! Very nice cut and perfect choice of wood and finish!

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#9 posted 01-23-2013 09:29 PM

well done, a treasured work!

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