Heart Box

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Project by BigDumbAnimal posted 07-25-2013 01:25 PM 1520 views 4 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a laminated wooden box that I made for my wife awhile back. The wood is walnut and maple. I made a single laminated piece in two halves so that it would be easier to fit in the pieces for the heart. Once I had the two halves created I glued them together to form the heart. I tried to cut almost all the way through from the back side at 45 degree angles as described in “The Amazing Fold –up Keepsake Box” article in the November 2011 issue of wood magazine. I was pretty close but should have tried it on a larger project first.

Thanks for looking, comments and critiques welcome.

-- Semper Fi BDA

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#1 posted 07-25-2013 02:16 PM

Nicely made…..

Better than some of the prototypes I made for the EZ mitre technique which is what the “The Amazing Fold –up Keepsake Box” article was based on.

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging.

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#2 posted 07-25-2013 02:59 PM

Thanks, coming from an expert that means a lot. Next time I’ll make a larger box and work at right angles to my laminations.

-- Semper Fi BDA

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#3 posted 07-25-2013 03:15 PM

Very nicely done! I’m sure the little lady was most please.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#4 posted 07-25-2013 03:58 PM

Very nice little box, looks great…well done.

-- Dave.......If at first you don’t succeed redefine success....

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#5 posted 07-26-2013 04:13 PM

Real nice looking box!

-- Robert B. Sabina, Ohio.....

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#6 posted 07-27-2013 06:37 PM

It’s beautiful

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#7 posted 07-29-2013 02:14 PM

Lovely little box! Like the stripes design and the wood colors. I’m sure the wife appreciates it. Well done!

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