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Project by JohnnyRThrottle posted 568 days ago 773 views 2 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I almost forgot about this one. This was the last of the American Black Cherry. My niece, who is really like a daughter to me, asked me for a small box for her to put her stuff in. I knew she loved hearts so I came up with the heart hinges. I ended up making three and kept the best two. I made them on the belt sander and wheel. I really like the experimentation of trying new things and this time I think I nailed it. I also played around with some little pieces of aromatic cedar and made a couple of small hearts for inside the lid. I got a nice piece of brown velvet for the bottom. I also built a sliding tray to finish it off. Again with some left over aromatic cedar I trimmed the top of the tray. I love the lines in the wood grain and it shined up beautifully. The book shelf was my first attempt at doing that sort of thing. I made it for my grandson. It was made of poplar with a red cedar trim. The trim was an afterthought because it was a little messy on the front and I was trying to figure out how to fix it when I happened to look over at the scrap bin and there was the red cedar. I got a little creative with the top and gave it a bit of a peak Then I saw the triangle piece and with a bit of sanding and trimming I added it to the middle and voila. Anyways, thanks for looking, Johnny”R”

-- JohnnyR, England, http://www.woodworkerJohnnyR.com





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a1Jim

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#1 posted 568 days ago

They both look great Johnny

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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gfadvm

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#2 posted 568 days ago

Love the heart hinges but totally confused as to how you made them “on the belt sander and wheel”. I assume you made the hinges and then shaped them on the sander? I really like the way they stop at 90 degrees.

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

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JohnnyRThrottle

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#3 posted 568 days ago

I guess I forgot the step where I cut the heart shape on the band saw after I made the hinges. Sorry about that. It was a bit of luck getting them just right. I had a good teacher.

-- JohnnyR, England, http://www.woodworkerJohnnyR.com

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#4 posted 568 days ago

Nice Job John, I like the way you used the hinges for a lid stop too…

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.

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hairy

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#5 posted 567 days ago

Real cool!

-- the last of Barret's Privateers...

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#6 posted 567 days ago

Wonderful box, inside and out have hearts. Love the peak on the shelf, giving an edge over the other cabinets.

—www.sawblade.com

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