You like woodworking.
You hate to buy industrial-made junk-jewelry.
You want to give something personal and special.
You don't want to cut your heart out to give it away either.
This Instructable is for you!
I'll show you how to make a wooden 'cartouche' - just a piece of wood - that can be transformed into a beautiful heart.
Give the cartouche to your love. If after two hours she's still asking you what it's good for: take it back, and change her into a smarter version.
Where I got the inspiration from? Did you see 'The Illusionist'? That famous movie with an outstanding Edward Norton? Remember the wooden heart? Didn't it inspire you to build one your own?
All you need:
- a beam of hardwood (square shaped - three inches thick)
- the usual woodworking tools
- a lot of patience
Step 1: Cut the beam
Cut two cubes out of the beam.
Use a circular saw. Don't forget gloves, goggles & ear plugs.
Step 2: Glue the cubes together
Drill a hole in each cube - I used a drill bit with a diameter of 3mm (0.1 inch) and drilled 1 inch deep.
Put the drill bit in one of the holes, the bit will serve you as axis.
Put wood-glue ON THE MARGINS of the smooth surface of one cube.
Put the other cube on the axis.
Glue the two cubes together and press them with a clamp.
Let it dry.