Valentine Present

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Project by Brad_Nailor posted 03-03-2014 05:40 AM 3238 views 5 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I recently made myself a 45 degree miter sled after reading a Fine Woodworking article about box making.

I made a small box to test out the sled. It was so nice that I didn’t want to throw it away, so I started pondering what I could do with it. It was close to Valentines day so I came up with this idea…

The box sides are maple, the frame is Walnut. It’s lined with crushed red velvet. The heart is Red Heart.

The finish is Generals Seal A Cell, followed by 4 coats of gloss wipe on poly.

The heart is held in place with a rare earth magnet. Its behind the velvet in the base and there’s a washer countersunk in the back of the heart. This way you can take out the heart and hold it in your hand..

The wife loved it..thats a definite benefit to being a woodworker..hand made gifts always score high!


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#1 posted 03-03-2014 06:31 AM

Very nice Valentines gift, you did an excellent job. You are correct hand made gifts are so much more loved.
Thanks for sharing.

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

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#2 posted 03-03-2014 06:33 AM

That sure beats the pants off of mine
The gloss on the bright red heart is just outstanding!

I haven’t used GF seal a cell for a long time (since I moved to CA 18 years ago), I guess I had better get back to that.

-- "It's fine in practise but it will never work in theory"

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#3 posted 03-03-2014 12:43 PM

That’s worth a lot of brownie points :)

-- Wood Chuck (Bruce)

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#4 posted 03-03-2014 01:55 PM

Small gift with a large impact. Super nice, The miters are very crisp also.

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

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#5 posted 03-03-2014 05:14 PM

Nicely done! Can’t go wrong with handmade hearts for the loves in our lives!

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#6 posted 03-03-2014 05:34 PM

excellent work!!! the cut and finish looks perfect!!!
The velvet looks like you dyed some maple and made the bottom. great color with the heart!

-- (the only thing in there she says is....tap on head..........tap..........tap..... saw dust) - James

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#7 posted 03-03-2014 05:53 PM

beautiful work !

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#8 posted 03-03-2014 06:25 PM

Thanks for the great comments guys.


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#9 posted 03-03-2014 10:13 PM

Wow ! What a beautiful present ! All the best for both of you.

-- Francois Vigneron, Gif-sur-Yvette, France & Altadena, CA

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#10 posted 03-03-2014 10:44 PM

Great piece, I bet the rewards were great too. A lucky person she be.

-- Dan Wiggins

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#11 posted 03-04-2014 01:14 AM

Very nicely done in all respects.

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

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#12 posted 03-10-2014 02:14 PM

Lovely and sweet gift! The red heart is really stunning, beautiful box and awesome finish.

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