Lazy Heart Jewelry Boxes

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Project by Napaman posted 12-31-2013 02:27 AM 1724 views 3 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made these little heart shaped boxes for my wife, daughters and friends who just visited…

I started out wanting to experiment a bit with a little box design that would be quicker than a bandsaw box but still nice. This was needed so I could produce 5 boxes fast…

pretty simple…cut out the shapes and then the lids…tried different options on the dowels and I like the through dowels best…

finished with 2 coats of mineral oil.

I am calling them “lazy” because with the band saw box you need to cut off top,bottom and then glue inside frame back…this was just cut off the top and then use a forstner bit…

the ladies all seemed happy. ..


-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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#1 posted 12-31-2013 02:51 AM

Looks like a nice quick idea you have there.

That design or heart shape goes back to Colonial times or before. It was known as ”’ weeping heart.” I have tried to find the origin of it without much success. This may be a good point to start over and go with “lazy heart.” ;-))

-- 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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#2 posted 12-31-2013 03:00 AM

Hey they are very good, with the different woods. and the fast build.

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#3 posted 12-31-2013 03:12 AM

Great looking little boxes, Matt!!

Hope the new year finds you and your family happy and healthy!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#4 posted 12-31-2013 03:39 AM

Matt: Some nice designs Great job.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Appomattox Virginia [email protected]

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#5 posted 12-31-2013 04:58 AM

German boxes… Neizenquik

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#6 posted 12-31-2013 05:01 AM

Those look nice Matt !

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#7 posted 12-31-2013 06:55 AM

Nothing lazy about these boxes, well done!

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#8 posted 12-31-2013 09:43 AM

Nice looking. If the customer is happy, then complete success.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#9 posted 12-31-2013 05:56 PM

I have always thought these are very attractive. You did a nice job on them.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#10 posted 12-31-2013 06:56 PM

Thanks everyone…they were a fun, quick build…I still want to go back and make “traditional” band saw boxes…which I love…but this was a quick experiment…

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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#11 posted 12-31-2013 09:18 PM

Great idea.
Have a happy New Year too!

-- jack -- ...measure once, curse twice!

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#12 posted 01-02-2014 05:37 PM

Sweet! I like these Matt. Very thoughtful and nice gifts. They won’t find these at any mall or specialty store.

-- On the eighth day God was back in His woodworking shop! Lenny, East Providence, RI

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#13 posted 01-03-2014 05:46 PM

They are cute and pretty. Like the heart shape, I’m sure they are well received. Great job!

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