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Project by Kate posted 518 days ago 1099 views 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this box for a customer who wanted a heart shaped box for a project he was working on.

I didn’t want to make it solid because it would have been a lot of waste. So I made a form from 1/4” plywood, in the shape of half a heart, then traced it onto 8/4 walnut. I cut it with my bandsaw and sanded the edges smooth. Then I used a compass to make a 3/8” line parallel to the first cut. That cut gave me the sides of the box. At that point I had two curved pieces 2” high that together made a hollow outline of a heart.

Then I glued oversize pieces of walnut crotch to the sides to make the top on one side and the bottom on the other (I almost glued the wood so I had two right sides, but I caught the mistake in time). I re-cut the curves, following the same lines to make everything flush. I sanded everything, put on some tung oil and the pattern popped right out.

-- Kate, http://www.wooden-box-maker.com





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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#1 posted 518 days ago

Really pretty! Walnut is such a beautiful wood and you did a great job. :)

Sheila

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

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ellen35

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#2 posted 518 days ago

Great figure in the wood.

-- "Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good." Voltaire

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cajunpen

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#3 posted 518 days ago

That is nice – I really like the walnut.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased." http://www.cajunpen.com/

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Monte Pittman

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#4 posted 517 days ago

Very cool. Great idea.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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Woodbridge

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#5 posted 517 days ago

great looking box. the walnut looks great

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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Dave Haynes

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#6 posted 517 days ago

Very interesting box. I love it when you catch a probable mistake in time! Why can’t that happen to me? Love the figure in the walnut.

-- Dave Haynes, Indiana, http://www.oldaveswoodshop.com

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Jim Jakosh

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#7 posted 517 days ago

Very nice heart box. Is that a hinge in the middle so it folds up?

Can I borrow that Idea for a piece of wood that is telling me it wants to be part of a box like that?
..................Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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HillbillyShooter

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#8 posted 517 days ago

Nicely done—looks good.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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helluvawreck

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#9 posted 517 days ago

This is a beautiful project. I like it.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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josh

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#10 posted 517 days ago

I do this on a CNC. Yours is great; I like the foldy action.

-- Josh; Former Pennsylvanian, current Coloradan

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Fishinbo

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#11 posted 514 days ago

Cool box! Like the design and the walnut which has amazing finish which made the beautiful grain really pop.

—www.sawblade.com

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