Box of Hearts - Scroll Saw Heart Box

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Project by Campzeke posted 01-13-2015 07:52 PM 2652 views 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I once heard you can become addicted to making band saw boxes. WARNING …. It’s TRUE !!!

Cut from Red Cedar this little project just kept growing. From the beginning I planned on making a heart shaped box. After cutting the larger box, I had the waste piece from the inside just sitting on the bench staring at me. Soooo … I sanded the piece and cut a second box that nests nicely inside the first. Once again there was a waste piece too small to get another box out of so I simply rounded the edges with a rasp and finished into a heart shaped trinket that nests inside the second box. After sanding and finishing all the pieces, the inside of the boxes were lined with flocking fibers from Fowl Flockers. If you have not tried flocking, worry not. It is very easy and really adds a lot to your finished box.

Thanks for looking …. enjoy!

-- Campzeke, Tampa, FL

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#1 posted 01-13-2015 08:27 PM

A heart shaped box is one thing. A box of hearts is just crazy!!! You my friend have blown my mind!!
Good fun, nice work!

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#2 posted 01-14-2015 01:06 PM

Beautiful box, beautiful hearts!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#3 posted 01-14-2015 05:37 PM

Very nice. Used one of my favorite woods!

More information on the flocking process would be appreciated by me and I bet afewit

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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#4 posted 01-15-2015 03:16 AM

Flocking is very easy. First I mask and paint the area to be flocked with an acrylic craft paint that matches the color of the flocking I will be using and let it dry. Next I lightly sand the painted area as needed to smooth out any paint lines. Finally I mix a small amount of paint and wood glue 50/50. If the mixture is too thick I add a drop or 2 of water to thin and give me a little more working time and paint the mixture on. Then I puff the flocking fibers on and let it dry. It is really much easier than it sounds. The flocking website in the link above has all the supplies and information needed to get you started. A 1 oz. bag of fibers is enough to complete several small projects like the Box of Hearts. Don’t hesitate. It is really easy to do.

-- Campzeke, Tampa, FL

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