For my main project, I have been wanting to do a very intricate woodworking project for a while. I have been contemplating making a locket of a dark hardwood. The inspiration for this locket came from The Illusionist. In this movie, there is a secret pennant that the main character gives his childhood sweetheart.
In the movie, there are actually two lockets; one that twists and one that swings open. So much for magic but I guess that’s show biz for ya. Looking up this locket online, there are quite a few posts showing how to make it and even a company that makes one. However, in almost all of these, the axes of rotation are different (not like the movie). I will be attempting to make a version that is very high quality but hinges in the same places as the movie. I am hoping to end up with a product that is professional grade and looks like it could have been purchased. I also will be attempting to have a much better design on it than the “butterfly”/”smile-with-weird-eyebrows” design that the movie uses. If you have some cool ideas, feel free to comment below.