Key To Her Heart

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Project by Tyler Stokes posted 05-10-2013 09:55 AM 1376 views 6 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was one of my first projects ever, it was a gift to my girlfriend and needless to say it really won her over. The box was made out of curly maple and purple heart using full through dovetails at the corners(purple hearts a pain to dovetail, not forgiving wood). The maple heart on the front reveals a key hole to the half mortised lock on the inside. Overall, I learned alot with this box, ie: hand cut dovetails,mortising for hinges and lock. I f you have a fellow loved one try making this keepsake box for them, can be used as a symbolic representation as well.

-- For when the last best words have been said for the machine it has no marvel comparable to the marvel of the human hand guided by the human mind

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#1 posted 05-10-2013 10:27 AM

Very nice

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#2 posted 05-10-2013 02:12 PM

Wonderful box,really nice work.

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#3 posted 05-10-2013 04:21 PM

The only problem I’d have with making this box would be the expense. I would need to order about 100BF of purpleheart before everything would fit together dead nuts. Outstanding work.

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#4 posted 05-10-2013 08:28 PM

Nicely done,
the two species compliment and contrast very well,
especially like the dovetails that appear to be reaching out into the sides
like bird wings taking flight.

-- Terry Ferguson, Bend Oregon

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#5 posted 05-10-2013 10:27 PM

Nice job. I have no doubt that she loved it!

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#6 posted 05-11-2013 12:24 AM

Great looking box your girlfriend must have loved it . Looks great for first project also welcome to lumberjocks

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#7 posted 05-11-2013 12:35 AM

Just excellent work!

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#8 posted 05-11-2013 12:50 AM

Very nice work…welcome to Lumberjocks. Greetings from Santee.

-- Pops ~ In So Cal...

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