Introduction: Cherry Heart

Show how much you love your girlfriend by turning a piece of scrap wood into beautiful jewelry!

I wanted to do a small wood carving project and decided to surprice my girl with a cherry heart!

Materials list consisted only of piece of scrap wood and a red leather band.

I decided to use my fancy sanding and carving tools, but this could also be done with only a coping saw, cordless drill, small files and some sandpapers.

I used:

  • scroll saw
  • drill press
  • belt sander
  • electric carving tool
  • variety of sandpapers
  • Linseed oil

Step 1:

I started off by sketching the shape. This is much harder than you think! Getting it symmetrical is a tough task.

Then I drilled a small hole on the drill press. It is much easier to do it before cutting the shape out.

I cut the heart out on the scroll saw. As I said, it could also quite easily be done with a coping saw ;)

I got it to rough heart shape on the belt sander.

Next I carved the final shape with carving tool and smoothed out with a small spindle sander. Be sure to lower the speed if possible to avoid accidents.

Step 2: Looooots of Sanding

Of course the next step was sanding.... and lots of it.

I started with 80 grit sandpaper and gradually moved up to 500 grit. This left a silky-smooth surface. Of course I also left some imperfections because then it is more lifelike.

To finish I soaked the heart in linseed oil with really brought out the colour.

And of course I added a red leather necklace string which I got from a local craft store.

Step 3:

The total cost of the build : 80 euro cents

Emotions: PRICELESS

No need to mention that my girlfriend totally loved it!

Some other cool heart jewelry projects:

The Illusionist's heart

Wooden Heart Pendant

Wood Valentine Heart Pendant

Cheers!

Comments

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Mari-LiisV (author)2016-05-20

Receiving a lovely gift from a lovely person is always a lovely feeling. This is the loveliest, thank you for the warmth of your heart ♥

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Meglymoo87 (author)2016-05-19

Simple. Well done :)

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