Hearts have four chambers

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Project by oldnovice posted 08-17-2021 08:55 PM 699 views 0 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Recently I came across some video showing different versions of an ”illusionist” pendants that fold into a heart shape with two pockets for photos. However, the heart has four chambers so, thinking logically, there should be four places for photos.
So I made my own version out of Zebrawood, with two hidden magnets to “snap” back into the heart shape, and a pivot for rotating the heart in half, and showing places for four photos, in this case two are occupied and two are empty.
I used Tung oil as a finish, made some double sided tap dots to hold the photos, and bought a 1/2” circle punch to punch out photos.
I gave away this first version, planning to make some more and, as we all know, the first one is always the hardest!

-- "Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored." -- Aldous Huxley

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#1 posted 08-17-2021 08:59 PM

How sweet is that?! A beautiful keepsake!!

-- Elaine in Duncan

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Tom Regnier

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#2 posted 08-17-2021 09:00 PM

Pretty cool….how big is this?

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#3 posted 08-17-2021 09:07 PM

Great job.

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#4 posted 08-17-2021 09:26 PM

The heart is 1-1/4” wide, 1-1/2” tall from very top to bottom point, and 1/2” thick.
The clasp is made out a 1/8” stainless steel and the magnets are K&J Magnetics (5/16” diameter, 1/16” thick, #D51).
The pivot is a snap that allows the front half of the heart to be separated from the back half and snap it back together.

-- "Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored." -- Aldous Huxley

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#5 posted 08-17-2021 11:13 PM

Very nice, a nifty idea.

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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#6 posted 08-17-2021 11:16 PM

very nice keepsake heirloom GREAT JOB :<)))))

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN :<))

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#7 posted 08-17-2021 11:31 PM

Very neat project. Nicely done.

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#8 posted 08-17-2021 11:40 PM

Very well done, very hard wood and such a small piece, bravo

-- andrek

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#9 posted 08-17-2021 11:50 PM

Nice work!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#10 posted 08-18-2021 01:04 AM

Very nice. I like that you used a snap for the pivot. That is very clever.

-- Galootish log blog,

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#11 posted 08-18-2021 02:32 AM

Very nice idea, and great execution!

-- Dave - Santa Fe

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#12 posted 08-18-2021 03:00 AM

Cool idea and a nice job on it. I bet it would make great gifts.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#13 posted 08-18-2021 03:47 AM

Great little project with alot of heart…well done…looks good…

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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#14 posted 08-18-2021 06:18 PM

Very nice.


-- Thor and Odin are still the greatest of Gods.

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