Puzzling Hearts Various Woods

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When I get into something I’m one of those people who likes to search all over for information. When I started to get into woodworking I picked up a ton of books for ideas and projects.

One of those books was Box by Box by the Editors of Wood Magazine. If anyone needs ideas, take a look at that great book.

I tried one of the designs and it turned out so well I made a bunch. The two boxes on the right side of the photo are made from Redwood Burl turning squares. The one on the left was made out of Bloodwood. I have also made some out of Zebrawood that turned out very nice.

As usual, the process is based on the band saw. To describe the whole thing would take up too much space and pobably bore you all to tears. But, what you end up with is a heart shaped box with a smaller heart “key.” You remove the key and then slide the lid to the top or bottom to reveal the interior.

I have made them from as small as 3” across to 5” across. It is hilarious to watch people try to figure out how to open them even though it is pretty simple. And, people LOVE to grab these pieces and really check them out. I pick a complimentary flocking color for the inside. Some are red, some are wine, and some are green or silver. It depends on the tone of the wood. The Bloodwood box was just oiled and not given a poly coat while the others were. Either way seems to work fine.

Thanks for taking a look!

-- Behind the Bark is a lot of Heartwood----Charles, Centennial, CO

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#1 posted 06-16-2009 02:26 PM

As always, I really like your boxes. This looks like a lot of fun to make. Please bore me to tears and tell me how you did it or the book you got the idea from. lol. I’m working on a couple new boxes in my spare time and hope to have them finished in a few days. “Spare Time”, that’s what I’m in short supply of. Keep up the geat work.

-- John @

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#2 posted 06-16-2009 03:21 PM

true bandsaw art. great design great project

-- it's not a sickness, i can stop buying tools anytime i want

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#3 posted 06-16-2009 03:58 PM

Great project…you have me thinking about Valentines Day already. Nice job!

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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#4 posted 06-16-2009 04:08 PM

Very nice boxs cool design

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#5 posted 06-16-2009 05:43 PM

Sweet looking boxes, great looking wood too.

-- Dan Wiggins

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#6 posted 06-16-2009 09:02 PM

Great design for Kool boxes.:=))

-- 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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#7 posted 06-16-2009 10:32 PM

You are improving with each box made.

-- Don't drink and use power tools @

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