Late, but received as great! (Heart bandsaw box)

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Project by Delain posted 03-31-2015 09:02 PM 3593 views 5 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My first bandsaw box – a Valentine gift for my wife.

Started the project thinking it would be done in time for the ‘day’ and, as with most projects, it took much, much longer than I expected.

Glued up four layers of rough cherry since I didn’t have a block large enough and did what I suppose is a fairly standard sequence of cuts for a Bs-box.

Carved the lid with a sanding disk in a hand-held drill/driver; made a couple of practice attempts on scrap and then had to go all-in on the lid piece. One slip the wrong way and creativity would have had to lend a hand with a different design.
I’m very happy with how the lid turned out; not so much with the box portion. But, after getting the finish on, I am generally satisfied with the results.

I will make the entry/re-entry cut in a different place next time I consider this project.

Snapped this one simply to document the craziness of stuff involved in making the box.

Yes, that is my “work bench”.
I’ll say it for you: “Goodness gravy!!”

Thanks for looking,

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#1 posted 03-31-2015 09:16 PM

Very nice box. I’m sure she loved it. Beautiful.

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#2 posted 03-31-2015 10:21 PM

Very fluid, and I like the differing grain patterns between the two sides of the heart.

-- Galootish log blog,

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#3 posted 03-31-2015 10:53 PM

Nicely done with lovely top!

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

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#4 posted 04-01-2015 03:20 PM

Nice work. Love the sculpted lid.

-- Made in America, with American made tools....Shopsmith

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#5 posted 04-02-2015 04:22 PM

Beautiful work!


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#6 posted 04-02-2015 08:19 PM

Thank you for the encouragement, all of you.


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#7 posted 04-03-2015 08:10 AM

Beautiful heart!!! I love the deeply sculptured top. Will be a treasured heirloom.

-- DJ Peck, Lincoln Nebraska. Lord, keep your arm around my shoulder and your hand over my mouth.

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#8 posted 04-08-2015 11:34 AM

Delayne, thank you for the comment. Coming from you, that is a great compliment.
I’ll take it as encouragement.

Everyone, thank you for taking time to look and comment.


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#9 posted 04-08-2015 01:04 PM

Wow! That is beautiful and I love the design.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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