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Thread: JANUARY 2019 Project of the Month - " "Cupid Heart Box" !

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    Default JANUARY 2019 Project of the Month - " "Cupid Heart Box" !

    Hello,

    This Cupid Heart Box is the perfect gift for a loved one! The unique lid configuration features an integrated “Cupid Arrow” which fits into matching recessed slots in the heart box body when closed.

    NOTE: The decorative carved pattern in the lid matches a previous Project of the Month - “The Heart Hand Mirror” (January 2016) and makes a great companion piece!

    The project uses just the 1/16" Carving Bit and the 1/8" Cutting Bit. No other bits are required. Overall dimensions (including arrow) are about: 5.375" x 7.5" x 3.5"

    Main items you will need:

    1) The Project Files (included):
    • Heart_Box_Top.mpc
    • Heart_Sections.mpc

    2) Boards with the following dimensions:
    Heart Box Top: 0.75" x 7" x 21"
    Heart Sections: 0.75" x 7" x 24"

    NOTE: Do not use boards that are smaller than specified above unless using an appropriate jig.

    3) Self-stick silicon or cork pads for box bottom

    4) Sandpaper, glue, stain and/or paint and clear finish

    5) A Dremel-type rotary tool with assorted abrasive attachments to aid the sanding process. A spindle sander and small belt sander can help speed up sanding/surface prep.

    Apply the finish of your choice. Here’s what I used on the sample Cupid Heart Box made from Select Pine:

    • Applied one coat thinned Bulls Eye SealCoat (50/50 SealCoat and denatured alcohol). Sanded when dry.

    • Applied Rust-Oleum Traditional Cherry stain to the box lid

    • Applied several light coats Krylon Clear Gloss

    • Applied several light coats Krylon Clear Satin overall

    • Sanded arrow and fins very, very lightly with 400-grit sandpaper and painted the fins and arrowhead heart point with a Gold Paint Pen
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    Michael T
    Happy Carving!


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    Another winner Michael!!! I have already carved the cover pieces from a piece of cherry that was just the right size. Planning on carving the side pieces from white oak. Cut off pieces from the local lumber mill that they give away for fire wood. I like the idea of the match to the previous mirror project. Thank you!!

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    Thank you, Dave! I love your idea of using different woods and can't wait to see some photos when you have a chance to post!
    Michael T
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    Great POM for the up coming Heart Day Michael
    Happy Carving

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    Thank you, Robert!
    Michael T
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    Here is a link to the Cupid Heart Box Project Video:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dJYm...ature=youtu.be
    Michael T
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    Nice POM Michael! Well done on the video also. It's in my queue to do!

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    Thank you!

    I took raw video footage and sent all the clips to CarveWright headquarters! Joe at CarveWright edited and created the final video there. He did a great job! We’re all very excited to bring this new feature to the Projects of the Month!
    Michael T
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    The Video is a great addition to the POM projects. I compliment Michael and Joe on the production.

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    Thank you, Sharon! The CarveWright team is always coming up with ideas to enhance and improve the user experience! (i.e., more info and resources = more fun!)
    Last edited by mtylerfl; 01-31-2019 at 07:15 AM.
    Michael T
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