Valentine's Day

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Project by JoeyG posted 01-30-2013 07:30 PM 1538 views 2 times favorited 26 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I designed this box for Valentine’s Day. I wanted to see what kind of reaction it would get on facebook since I do not normally do themed boxes.

The box is made of Bolivian Rosewood with African Rosewood (Bubinga) hearts.

The inlays are 1/4 inch think and another 1/8 inch below the surface of the Bolivian rosewood. I normally leave my inlays raised but wanted a different feel on this one.

While there are a couple of changes I would make if done over, I am very happy with how this one turned out. I hope it brings me lots of sales.

Thanks for taking a look.


-- JoeyG ~~~

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#1 posted 01-30-2013 07:42 PM

Great box Joey. Make me a bit jealous. I wish I was home to have made one for my wife. I’ll keep it in mind for next year. Good luck on the sales.

-- Sawdust and shavings are therapeutic.... :)

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Monte Pittman

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#2 posted 01-30-2013 07:44 PM

Beautiful box. Nice thing about hearts is that they aren’t just for Valentines Day. Awesome work.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#3 posted 01-30-2013 07:45 PM

Nicely crafted box with some really beautifully figured wood.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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Jorge Velez

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#4 posted 01-30-2013 07:56 PM

it’s a beauty!

-- Jorge Velez, Guadalajara, Mexico.

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#5 posted 01-30-2013 08:05 PM

Very nice box…you are way ahead of me this year…guess I better get busy and make something for my wife

-- Larry in sunny and warm Hawaii,

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#6 posted 01-30-2013 08:39 PM

Really pretty Joey! What a beautiful job! :)


-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs ( Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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#7 posted 01-30-2013 08:44 PM

It’s just another beautiful box … that says it all!

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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Greg..the Cajun Wood Artist

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#8 posted 01-30-2013 08:51 PM

your valentine day box looks fantastic Joey…Bolivian Rosewood is such a nice wood and combining it with the heart inserts raised the bar.

-- Each step of every Wood Art project I design and build is considered my masterpieceā€¦ because I want the finished product to reflect the quality and creativeness of my work

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#9 posted 01-30-2013 08:53 PM

I’m thinking that anyone who buys this will be “Gettin’ LUCKY” on Valentines Day! :-)
Beautiful box!

-- Perform A Random Act Of Kindness Today ... Pay It Forward

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#10 posted 01-30-2013 08:53 PM

Beautiful box and I really like the handle shape. I have been trying to come up with different ones. Hope you don’t mind if I kind of copy it on my next box.

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#11 posted 01-30-2013 09:00 PM

Thanks everyone.

The handle shape came from the first heart I cut out but didn’t care for the shape. When it was time to add the handle, I saw it laying on the bench, cut it in half and it worked out nicely.

-- JoeyG ~~~

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#12 posted 01-30-2013 09:32 PM

Very Beautiful!! Great Job!

-- Robert B. Sabina, Ohio.....

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#13 posted 01-30-2013 09:42 PM

Very nice box and combination of woods too. I really like the subtle sculpting done on the top. This is a SMOOTH looking box. Good job!

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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#14 posted 01-30-2013 09:50 PM

Hello Joey, a box really beautiful, congratulations.

-- The common man thinks. The wise man is silent. The stupid man discusses.

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#15 posted 01-30-2013 09:54 PM

That is gorgeous.This is the kind of art that I aspire to!!

-- "someone has to be wounded for others to be saved, someone has to sacrifice for others to feel happiness, someone has to die so others could live"

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