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Project by oldnovice posted 02-21-2014 10:28 PM 2394 views 7 times favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I didn’t think about posting this until I saw other valentine projects.

The Walnut shell came from a tree that was in the backyard of the house where I grew up and has been in my workshop for over 40 years. I added a walnut hinge to the back and the engraved walnut ovals to the inside to complete my valentine. The only parts that are NOT walnut is the hinge pin and the birch plywood backer for the ovals.
My wife insist that she should have given that to me as the NUT part is what was missing.

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"





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#1 posted 02-21-2014 10:31 PM

Pretty darn cool, old man.

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

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#2 posted 02-21-2014 10:35 PM

Very neat work, old nuts are good for something after all.

-- If you believe you can or can not do a thing, you are correct.

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#3 posted 02-21-2014 10:39 PM

An obvious keeper all the way around, good show Oldnovice!

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#4 posted 02-21-2014 10:57 PM

Brilliant and finely executed. Most impressive.

-- "With every tool obtained, there is another that is needed" DonW ( Kevin )

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#5 posted 02-21-2014 11:07 PM

Very creative and well done! But, I would be in big trouble if that’s all I shelled out for Valentine’s Day.

-- DJ Peck, Lincoln Nebraska. Lord, keep your arm around my shoulder and your hand over my mouth.

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#6 posted 02-21-2014 11:41 PM

I’m cheap!
But it does fit my personality!

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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#7 posted 02-22-2014 12:50 AM

Best thing since the Faberge egg !!!

-- John - Central Ohio - "too much is never enough"

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#8 posted 02-22-2014 01:11 AM

Very thoughtful and creative Hans … over 40 years in the making!

-- Rick M, http://thewoodknack.blogspot.com/

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#9 posted 02-22-2014 01:20 AM

Very Nice Work indeed Old Novice! Thanks For Sharing!

Rick

-- Richard (Ontario, CANADA)

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#10 posted 02-22-2014 02:51 AM

i love it , very cleaver

-- Jesus Is Alright with me

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#11 posted 02-22-2014 02:57 AM

Cool Idea,love it. make another with a sign that says” I’m nuts about you” :)

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#12 posted 02-22-2014 03:41 AM

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#13 posted 02-22-2014 04:29 AM

A1Jim, that’s not a bad idea … maybe in a pecan shell?
Since pecan don’t split like walnuts I would have to saw it in half

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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#14 posted 02-22-2014 02:38 PM

Very touching. Very kool.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. [email protected]

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#15 posted 02-22-2014 05:24 PM

Perfect, just a fine idea. I am off call and should get some shop time the weekend, looking forward to it.

-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska

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