Multi-wood heart box for wedding. #8

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Project by sskwoodcraft posted 07-19-2014 03:42 PM 1940 views 3 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hey guys. Made this heart box on Thursday out of walnut, cedar, Birdseye maple,and zebra wood. Put a few coats of lacquer on it and I think I’m going to wet sand it. I’m pretty proud of it. May not seem like a big deal but I did everything by my self and I’m 12.

-- If nothing goes right go left.

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#1 posted 07-19-2014 03:45 PM

Very attractive box!!.............Jim

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#2 posted 07-19-2014 04:06 PM


-- Pete, "It isn't broken, you just aren't using it right."

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#3 posted 07-19-2014 04:53 PM

very nice – I waited ‘til I was 45 yo to make saw dust, keep it up and you’ll be great !

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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#4 posted 07-19-2014 11:44 PM

This is really nice John. 12??? Wow! You’ve got a woodworking career in front of you youngen. :) Word/Play safe. Follow all the safety precautions while you’re running machinery….......ok/thnx. (eye protection-most important)

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. [email protected]

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#5 posted 07-20-2014 12:50 AM

I thought it was a pretty big deal before you said you were 12. Very nice. The person that receives this box will be pleased too.

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#6 posted 07-20-2014 04:10 AM

Thank you guys. I really appreciate the feedback

-- If nothing goes right go left.

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#7 posted 07-21-2014 12:06 AM

Excellent job ssk

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#8 posted 07-22-2014 12:14 AM

I agree with the above. I thought it was very cool before you even said that you were 12! Now I’m doubly impressed and inspired! Keep up the great work. You’ve got a good eye!

-- VR, Richard "Fear is nothing more than a feeling. You feel hot. You feel hungry. You feel angry. You feel afraid. Fear can never kill you"--Remo Williams

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#9 posted 07-29-2014 12:15 AM

Little Dude, maybe it’s just the pics, but it looks like you could have done more finish sanding before you put on the finish. From here it looks like there are some rough spots, like on the bottom edges of the zebrawood?

Most guys like a little criticism, it helps you grow as a woodworker. I’m STILL learning!

By the way, the scroll saw crown of thorns is pretty dam good – I got rid of my scroll saw because I didn’t have the patience!

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

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#10 posted 08-27-2014 03:55 AM

Great project well done love the mix of timbers and nice bit of scrollsaw work. Good Luck enjoy yourself and watch those fingers. Good bit of advise with scrollsaws soon as your blade Dulls dump it and slot a new blade in.
A sharp crisp blade will keep your lines good and should reduce burn marks, take your time let the blade cut without putting to much pressure on your project. Your heart box is pretty good as those internal cuts can be tricky to keep in proportion. Your doing good look forward to seeing whats next.
Bazza Windsor West London England..

-- BAZZ, LIVERPOOL UK A workshop is not a luxury . We need it to preserve our sanity in this frantic world we live in. A place to be at peace.

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#11 posted 08-28-2014 12:14 AM

Great piece of fine work! You should be extremely proud of your self for an awesome creation! I am a scroller as well. Keep up the great work. If I can offer any scroll knowledge please don’t hesitate to email me, Jeff.

-- Jeff,Marathon Florida Keys

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