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

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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.
 

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

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

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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!
 

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Thanks for the great comments guys.
 

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

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

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Very nicely done in all respects.
 

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