Love is in the air!

With the arrival of summer you can bet there will be a lot of couples planning for their "special" day.  If you are part of the planning committee it just might be the right time to sort out any special decorations you might need.  

Wedding Paque

Don Harding just finished this lovely wedding gift for  his Grandson. He used models for the Be Mine No.1 and No.2 projects to create this layout.

"10 x 19 x 1 cherry wood . 9 Hours"

What a final project that will surely be cherished for years to come. 

Don's layout could have been easily used as a wedding sign to be hung over a guestbook or to welcome guest as they arrive.

If you are attending the wedding as a guest that day will arrive, you know the day, when you have to sort out what to get the couple for a gift.  Now if you have been married for a few years it's always a good idea to have an anniversary gift ready to go, just in case you are a bit foggy on the date.



James Patton sent in these next two lovely, almost finished, and finished projects.  This first one could easily be used for an anniversary gift, wedding plaque or gift.

"The hearts from Be Mine No.2. Haven’t quite figured out the finish I want on the second one, but the lettering was done in the 18kt gold plate..."

That gold leaf sure looks nice.  What a great touch! 


Happily, Ever, After

"And I thought I loved you then... 21 years later more than ever!"


"Here’s a piece carved from the Be Mine No.2 project. Made it for our anniversary ( only been married a year, but been together for Stole the wording from your site. It was carved in red oak...then stained cabernet, some light coats of semi gloss and then hit the outer edges of the heart with some gold rub n buff. Lettering was stained with ebony..About 8" diameter..."

What a great gift and it turned out wonderfully!

Tim Babb, from The Woodworking Maniak, created this lovely box for Valentine's Day for his wife. 

Valentine's Day box

 It's a great project and seeing as he has a YouTube channel you can see exactly how he made it.

Tim used the Be Mine No.2 project to create his layout and finished box.

Keep in mind this easily could have been a ring box for a wedding or a wedding gift with just a quick change of the v-carving on the top.

Thank you Don, James and Tim for sharing these great projects!

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Cartouches and flourishes for your next project!

Possible Layout

The cartouche in this project would be the perfect place to start if you were looking to add an interesting bit of design to a headboard, piece of furniture, elegant looking house number plaque or as a powerful starting point to build a coat of arms around. Not to mention that the 2 shields in this project, with a bit of added VCarving, would make for a nice memorial plaque or monogrammed accent to the top of a keepsake box. The individual elements can also easily be repeated and overlapped to create decoration for carved molding or frames.

Possible Layout

Possible Layout

All 6 Models

Assembled Layout

This project includes 6 models:

  • Shield No.6
  • Shield No.7
  • Flower Flourish No.1
  • Leaf Flourish No.1
  • Leaf Flourish No.2
  • Leaf Flourish No.3

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Above are a few other very quick layouts that just might get you inspired!

Hope you enjoy this project...

Comments Welcome!

Be safe and let the chips fly!

The Design and Make CNC Projects Team