Valentines Candy Box

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Project by Sandy posted 01-18-2021 03:08 PM 1289 views 1 time favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I used my Shaper Origin to cut the heart shaped mortises and tenons, as well as the pieces and heart shaped opening in the top. The wood is curly maple and purple-heart. All of the .svg files were downloaded from the ShaperHub, so I can’t take credit for the design, but I thought that others might be interested in seeing what the tool can do.

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#1 posted 01-18-2021 04:46 PM

Nice box with unique joinery.
Once you had your sides milled up, how long would you estimate that cutting the joinery with the Origin took?

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#2 posted 01-18-2021 09:45 PM

it’s an amazing tool,trying hard to justify getting one.same problem i had before i got the domino-lol.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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#3 posted 01-19-2021 12:16 AM

That is cool, machine work. I would have to agree that it would be a hard decision to purchase. Maybe I am just old school here.

Beautiful box though.

-- Eric, building the dream

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#4 posted 01-19-2021 12:25 AM

I like the fine detail capability, impressive!

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#5 posted 01-19-2021 02:17 AM

Wow. I had not idea the shaper could do such fine detail as the heart pins. Nice box.

-- Galootish log blog,

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#6 posted 01-19-2021 03:30 AM

Great looking little box! Love the hearts!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#7 posted 01-19-2021 02:54 PM

@oatmeal, @pottz, @Eric, @splintergroup, @woodshaver Tony C

Thank you all for the kind comments. It was probably under an hour to cut the parts and do the joinery.

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#8 posted 01-19-2021 07:28 PM

LOL I am working on my Heart Box! I modified the hearts slightly and I’m working at adding an inlay. SO make this project so simple. Thank you for posting

-- ~ Guy Woodward, Pflugerville Texas

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#9 posted 02-23-2021 04:02 PM


-- Turning perfectly good wood into sawdust and kindling since 1990.

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