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Project by Thewoodman2000 posted 03-03-2014 03:50 AM 598 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The heart jewelry box I made for my wife in 1998 our first valentines day after we were married. It started as 1 piece of 8/4 cherry. Cut the shape out, sanded the profile and then cut the lid free. Used a dremel to grind out the inside. The dremel and the scroll saw were the only tools I had at the time. Ooo the humble days of first being married. No room for tools in the one bedroom apartment. As you can see from the top view of the box the lid has warped over the years. My kids say it looks a little beat up but I say its love because it gets used.

The blue potpourri bowl is this years gift. It started as 1 piece of white rock maple 8/4. This is the first piece that I have ever dyed. I have always stained projects but never dyed anything before. I liked the maple I used so I chose to keep the inside natural and just add the dye to the outside. I matched the inside to the outside profile the best that I ever have on this bowl.

Both were finished with rattle can spray.

Thanks for looking.

-- (the only thing in there she says is...... saw dust) - James





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#1 posted 03-03-2014 04:05 AM

Both are very nice! I really like the dyed piece, it looks metallic. My wife’s name is Michele too. Only one L though.

-- Hand Crafted by Brett Peterson John 3:16 http://www.TheCrookedNail.blogspot.com

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#2 posted 03-03-2014 05:17 PM

I just picked up some green dye on Saturday. Looking forward to mixing colors on the next project.
The Michele’s & Michelle’s out there must make great wives and mothers!!!!!!!

-- (the only thing in there she says is...... saw dust) - James

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#3 posted 03-03-2014 05:31 PM

Both are very nice. I like the way dye allows the natural grain to still show.

-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT

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#4 posted 03-03-2014 06:20 PM

That pretty darn good for using a Dremel to carve it out, nice work

-- Norman

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#5 posted 03-03-2014 06:28 PM

Thanks for the look!!!
Max
Norman

-- (the only thing in there she says is...... saw dust) - James

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