My arrow thru small hole in heart

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Project by quvia posted 01-08-2014 11:34 PM 2615 views 2 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my arrow thru heart which Austin Den Herder posted with a blog the other day. I love this site because it opens up so many ideas. Mine isn’t as pretty because I cant get myself to put my fingers that close to the router. I also love my fingers. Thanks Austin for making my day. Your Candle holder is next.This wood is walnut and basswood. All one piece and not pieced togeather or glued. Can you figure out how it fit thru the hole? Watch the vidio of Austin’s.

-- Ted ,Conesus,N.Y.

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#1 posted 01-09-2014 12:49 AM

NO project is ever worth breaking a safety rule like putting your fingers too close to that router, so I think you made the right call.

I think they look just fine.

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#2 posted 01-09-2014 06:18 AM

You know he didn’t use a router….................

-- mike...............

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#3 posted 01-09-2014 03:32 PM

Very cool… Nicely done… My first thought is that the arrow was carved, boiled, clamped, inserted, and allowed to expand back… If not then I am very curious! Thanks for sharing…

-- Dan

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#4 posted 01-09-2014 06:13 PM

Nice little thing!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#5 posted 01-09-2014 09:22 PM

A thought on this project; mount a handle to the center of the heart to hold it while rounding over the edges, then drill the hole through the center. Like you, I cringed a bit watching Austin put his fingers that close to the router bit. It is a fun project, and yours turned out great.

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#6 posted 01-09-2014 09:58 PM

Sanding 2day was close. You cut the arrow out on the band saw then boil the end (arrow head) then clamp tight to close the tip. Let stand to dry (1 day under wood stove or 3 days at 60 deg) Unclamp then put thru heart and reboil to bring back to the arrowhead shape. Thanks for all the comments

-- Ted ,Conesus,N.Y.

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#7 posted 01-13-2014 05:44 PM

Neat projects, must have been challenging to make one but they came out awesome. Great job!

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