Purpleheart Heart Box

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Project by CalgaryBill posted 02-05-2019 08:14 PM 1386 views 4 times favorited 22 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The February “Artist Challenge” for the sixteen artists in our Artist Collective is to make something with the theme of “hearts” or “lovers.” I decided to make a heart shaped box for the challenge. It is made of Purpleheart with a Maple inlay. Hinges used are a pair of SOSS Hidden Hinges. Forming the recesses for them was the most challenging part of this project. Purpleheart is extremely hard and difficult to work. The finished box was flocked with blue flocking. Here are some photos.

-- Calgary Bill

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#1 posted 02-05-2019 10:27 PM


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

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#2 posted 02-05-2019 10:34 PM

That, Sir, is a beautiful box!

-- “We all die. The goal isn't to live forever; the goal is to create something that will.” - Chuck Palahniuk

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#3 posted 02-05-2019 10:50 PM


-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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#4 posted 02-06-2019 12:15 AM

I love this!!! Absolutely Fantastic. Great job making that purple heart shine, I know how hard it is to work, too!

-- Kim - imperfection is the pursuit of perfection

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#5 posted 02-06-2019 12:50 AM

Artistically designed and crafted. This is a gorgeous box. Very well done.

-- AJ

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#6 posted 02-06-2019 01:35 AM

Super Nice! Great job and beautiful finish

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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#7 posted 02-06-2019 02:19 AM

Beautiful, and that purple heart looks great. Neat design.

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#8 posted 02-06-2019 02:34 AM

Beautiful design. Well done.

-- Galootish log blog,

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#9 posted 02-06-2019 05:06 AM

Crazy beautiful. Excellent job !!!

-- MEL, Kansas

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#10 posted 02-06-2019 05:32 AM

So elegant and beautiful

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#11 posted 02-06-2019 09:22 AM

Outstanding….. I have to ask, where did you get the hinges….

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#12 posted 02-06-2019 10:54 AM

That wood looks awesome! Beautiful styled hearth shape -very nice box – someone very lucky will get it.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#13 posted 02-06-2019 11:48 AM

that is a beauty!!!!!

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#14 posted 02-06-2019 05:24 PM

I wish I knew how to make a simple form sing like this one. Beautiful!

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#15 posted 02-06-2019 05:40 PM

Well done sir, one can see your “heart” was in this project!

-- "It's fine in practise but it will never work in theory"

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