A tool box for my wife

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Project by diverlloyd posted 04-20-2015 08:29 PM 2297 views 4 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

No story really my wife wanted to start making jewelry so I made her a tool box.

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#1 posted 04-20-2015 09:36 PM

A gift from the heart….
with a heart!!!

Looks great, well done.

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procrastination a bad thing?

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#2 posted 04-20-2015 10:14 PM

Great box, diver! I like how you did the 3-D heart on the top. What tool/technique did you use?

-- People say I hammer like lightning. It's not that I'm fast -- it's that I never hit the same place twice!

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#3 posted 04-20-2015 11:37 PM

Nicely done, AJ! The grain in the top is beautiful. What kind of wood is it and how did you do that heart!? Thanks for sharing.

-- God bless, Candy

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#4 posted 04-20-2015 11:39 PM

Thanks guys, I used a 4” angle grinder with a 36grit flapper wheel and had the speed turned down half way. The lid was just a piece of scrap and I out the grinder to it and that’s what came out. I didn’t have a clue to what I was doing it just kind of happened as I was screwing around with it.

It’s a oak top with mahogany the sides and back are oak that I hand planed to around 1/8”. It is 14”x12”x8” if I remember correctly. I don’t thinks it’s to bad for being from the scrap pile. She is happy with it and has never used it. I guess that is normal for me nothing I make gets used it just collects dust and then the kente say oh it looks to nice I didn’t want to mess it up. I don’t think any cutting board out of the hundred or so I have made have ever seen a knife let alone be touched by one.

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#5 posted 04-20-2015 11:41 PM

Outstanding tool box. The 3D heart top may have been “no big deal” for you, but it impresses me.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#6 posted 04-21-2015 12:42 AM

Thanks Andy I take full responsibility for it but I can’t claim there was any thought to it, it just kind of happened. It was one of those things were I zoned out. Although it did warp with the heat of the grinder. It was fun thinking that such a nice thing could come from such a tool like a grinder. I owe it to years of wielding a grinder for welding, the better the grinding prep the nicer the weld.

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#7 posted 04-21-2015 01:11 AM

Now that is very cool! Well done, quite unique…..........

-- Jeff .... Minnesota, USA

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#8 posted 04-21-2015 01:43 AM

Thanks jl

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#9 posted 04-21-2015 03:45 AM

Nice work. She should be happy with that.

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#10 posted 04-21-2015 12:20 PM

Wow, I really like this one. Tool box? looks like a jewelry box! The heart is super nice. Should work well for her for many years. Great job!

-- We all make mistakes, the trick is to fix it in a way that says "I meant to do that".

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#11 posted 04-21-2015 01:51 PM

Just a tool box my wife doesn’t like jewelry so I haven’t made a jewelry box yet. Thank you al for the compliments.

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#12 posted 04-21-2015 03:33 PM

That is a real beauty and I’m sure that she loves it.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#13 posted 04-21-2015 04:07 PM

Thank you wreck

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#14 posted 04-21-2015 05:50 PM

Thanks for the box I do like it

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#15 posted 04-21-2015 08:10 PM

Very nice box and I really love how the outside of the heart gently slopes up and then drops into the center. Well done.

-- It is always the right time, to do the right thing.

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