Heart Shaped Box
No not the Nervana song although it is a fantastic song!
This is an actual Heart Shaped Jewelry box that my lovely bride, Ms. Merideth, wanted me to make for her dear friend. Valentine’s Day being tomorrow was just a Qwinky Dink.
Quick Note: I love making Jewelry boxes!!!
I stared with some scrap butcherblock wood I had from my last project. Gluing two pieces together to make it thick, then some planing to get it to my working thickness. I used a single board from the same scrap for the lid.
I drew out the pattern then headed to the Drill press to clear out the middle as much as possible. For this, I used a cabinet hinge countersink bit. the smoothed out the in-betweens with a thin straight router bit
Off to the Band Saw!!! This is the first project I have been able to use this saw on, I’m happy it finally happened! and it worked like a champ hardly took any time all of course when you follow a line can’t be that hard can it right? LOL. Also, cut out the lid. I attached the lid to the bottom and headed over to my brother-in-law’s house to use his new belt sander on it, smoothed it up just nicely. Cat Dog Tobi was my supervisor.
I struggled a little bit on how I was going to attach the lid, I really didn’t want to do hinges and Merideth didn’t want a swing open kind of thing, so after a little hemming and hawing, I decided to go with Magcraft® 1/8″ x 3/8″ Rare Earth Round Magnets. Man are these little suckers strong. I drilled a little 1/8 inch deep whole, whipped up some Gorilla Glue epoxy and pressed them in letting them dry overnight.
After a little finish sanding, I stained the whole thing inside and out with General Finishes Gel Stain and sealed it with our trusty Polycrilic urethane!
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