Desktop Valentines Day Photo Locket

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Project by BRAVOGOLFTANGO posted 02-21-2014 03:58 AM 1047 views 3 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

After refusing to hit CVS Pharmacy for a V-day card, I decided to build my lovely wife Holly a mahogany desktop photo locket. I built it from scraps, glue-laminated and made some pretty unique cuts on the bandsaw. I mortise retreaded the mini-hinge, light stained & clear coated it. She builds custom cards, stamping and has some way of applying photos like 3M sticky-notes.

She loves it and I still ended up going to CVS for chocolates, haha!

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#1 posted 02-21-2014 04:32 AM

Hey that’s pretty nice.


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#2 posted 02-21-2014 06:20 AM

I think she will like this better than a card any day!
I did something similar for Valentines, I should post mine too, thanks for the reminder!

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#3 posted 02-21-2014 09:27 AM

Now that is a nice and thoughtful project to be remembered by

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#4 posted 02-21-2014 11:36 AM

A treasure to be proud of, well done!

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#5 posted 02-21-2014 03:54 PM

I really like how you contoured the heart into the base, it makes the piece flow. Great work.

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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#6 posted 02-21-2014 04:51 PM

Nice work. I bet she loved it.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#7 posted 02-21-2014 09:26 PM


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#8 posted 02-22-2014 12:57 AM

Very attractive, nicely done.

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#9 posted 02-22-2014 01:35 AM

Very Nice Work indeed! Thanks For Sharing!


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#10 posted 02-27-2014 03:05 PM

Cool and pretty project that I’m sure your wife loves and it’s way better than a card. Great design and beautiful wood.

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#11 posted 02-27-2014 07:15 PM

Now that’s cool! Thanks for the nice comment on my first BSB.

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