This is quite a difficult project, but thats only because everything is so small . I myself have very little experience and thats why the finished product isn't exactly what i expected.
Just follow the pictures and you'll be fine.
For those of of you who havent watched the Illusionist, here is the clip showing the locket in action:
Ok, let's get started !
A couple of things you'll need:
-Tools and machinery
-A drill press
-Wood ( duh )
-And finally Patience (you're going to need a lot of it , if you're a beginner like me :) )
Step 1: The plan
I made a 3d model so that its easier for all of you.
Take a good look at this picture it shows the left half of the heart, then proceed to the next step.
Step 2: Cutting the main shapes
First cut out the template on paper, you can scale my design up if you want a bigger one.
Then draw an outline on a peice of wood
After that cut it it out, i used a fret saw but if you dont have one you can use a hack saw.
When you're done grind the extra out , remember we need 6 of these half- hearts.
Just follow the pics.
OK step one done!