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Old 04-30-2011, 02:06 AM   #1
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Default A couple of heart boxes

Just catching up on my projects since joining here.

Here are two heart boxes.

The first two pictures are a box from the book "Box-Making Projects for the Scroll Saw" by Gary MacKay. 5 3/8" by 5", from purple hart and curly maple. Finished with tung oil and rub-on poly.

The second heart box is of my own design. I made two of these, the first was requisitioned by my three year old granddaughter when I showed the relatives what I do with my new hobby. The one in the second two pictures is the second version after I corrected a few errors in the drawing. 4 3/8" by 4", from purple hart and curly maple.
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Great job!
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gorgeous! I'd be proud too to make two boxes like that.
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Oh yea, you must be the best grandpa to date..........sweeeeeeet projects, very well done.
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Excellent Boxes. I like your wood choices. Thanks for sharing your talent with us.

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gorgeous! I'd be proud too to make two boxes like that.
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Thanks DW. Although I ended up sneezing after cutting the purple heart, I may be a little allergic to it. Think I will lay off it for a while.
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Ron, these look awesome!! I love the combination of the two woods and the finish... beautiful!! You say you used tung oil and rub on poly. Could you tell me exactly what the rub on poly was?? I would like to give that finish a try!! Thanks for sharing.
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Ron, these look awesome!! I love the combination of the two woods and the finish... beautiful!! You say you used tung oil and rub on poly. Could you tell me exactly what the rub on poly was?? I would like to give that finish a try!! Thanks for sharing.
Hi Cathy, sure.

Big oops, I meant to say wipe-on poly, not rub-on poly.

I used Minwax clear satin wipe-on poly. I put on a coat (tee shirt works fine), let dry two to three hours, sand with 320 until the poly is coming off easily (a white powder). Then wipe on the last coat. Let the last coat dry 24 hours and if necessary just hit LIGHTY with 600 grit.

Before that, I wipe on (or dip) Formby's tung oil finish, let dry 24 hours, then sand most off. To me at least, it really hardens the wood.
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Beautiful boxes! I also like the choices of wood.
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Beautiful work and beautiful wood!

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