A box of hearts for her jewels

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Project by halfacre posted 93 days ago 1083 views 5 times favorited 23 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I use Ash wood. I draw my own plans using a french curve set. This one is 12” wide, 9 ” deep and 11” tall. I find these Vise Grips clamps do better than any others I have tried. I only glue two pieces at a time and I use at least 4 dowels between each piece for alignment. Everything is doweled up before I take it apart and start the gluing process. Each set of dowels has to have a different hole alignment so one set of holes does not go into the next set. Remember all sides has a right side and a wrong side so marking every piece is very important. The straighter things are glued up the less sanding in the end. The last picture is of a different box but I use the same system on all my scroll saw boxes. There are no cuts between drawer openings to end up with a much stronger box with no seasonal movement which in turn would make the drawers fussy to manage. A person can never find pulls for sale that are the right size so I made these little hearts using walnut wood I think?

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#1 posted 93 days ago

That is sharp looking. Very nice design and the finish really brings the piece to life. Well done!

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#2 posted 93 days ago

Very unique and unusual design that looks very nice and makes an interesting jewelry box. I really like what you’ve done!

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

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#3 posted 93 days ago

Very nice, a lot of work in making this box but WOW it looks great. Thanks for sharing.

-- Dave.......Keep calm and make more sawdust....

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#4 posted 93 days ago

Well done, there is a lot of love gone into the making of these boxes. This is something special, a heirloom,

-- Bandsawn Box Plans available at ~

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#5 posted 93 days ago

very nice, looks very time consuming also, great work

-- steve, simple and effective woodworking---

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#6 posted 93 days ago

Very cool

-- 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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#7 posted 93 days ago

Fantastic job!

Great design, Great workmanship,
great construction, AND too top it all a fantasic job of finishing also!

That is a work of art as well as a usable item!

-- just rjR

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#8 posted 93 days ago

Really great thinking and good use of beautiful wood. Thanks for sharing.

-- I love the smell of sawdust in the morning. Vernon

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#9 posted 93 days ago

That’s one of the coolest bandsaw (oops, scrollsaw) boxes I’ve ever seen.

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

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#10 posted 93 days ago

Thank you every body. It is nice to make something other people like. As you can see I like to build things curved. My old uncle told me once if you build things curved it will be hard for someone to spot the flaws in your work. This is another reason not to go by any plans. Do your own thing and you will be glad you did..

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#11 posted 93 days ago

What a project! Reminds me of those birds that nest in clusters. Nice work !!

-- I just got done cutting three boards and all four of them were too short. (true story)

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#12 posted 93 days ago

These are pretty. Pic 4 confuses me – square holes?

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#13 posted 93 days ago

I love the finish, the rest of the box is exquisite (goes without saying) is this peice dyed or stained, and what color or colors did you use.

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#14 posted 93 days ago

I have the same question as woodbutcher7.
I really, really like the way colors turned out!!!

-- "They don't want it perfect - they want it SPECIAL"

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#15 posted 93 days ago

another amazing box

-- Steve--

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