Brothers in the wood

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Project by tdv posted 12-20-2014 03:53 PM 1328 views 3 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

So anyway its coming close to Christmas and as I have two sons 18 months apart they are great friends as well as brothers so I thought this apt. We have always treat them equally in all things ( I have OCD) anyway I found this piece of curly mahogany at a local wood yard would you believe in the scrap bin as it was a short end, so I cleaned it up re-sawed it to reveal this beautiful figuring and so managed to make these two boxes from it. They are of dovetail construction I didnt use a router for these as I was inspired by a Fine Woodworking series on dovetails to make a tablesaw/bandsaw jig. I am thoroughly sold on this method now as they are of hand cut dimensions, with infinite spacing options and they don’t look like a routed joint. ( not that that is a bad thing just my new preference). I thought it summed up my boys (now in their early thirties) side by side and cut from the same stock and with a lot of beauty and character. Happy Christmas boys I love you!

-- God created wood that we may create. Trevor East Yorkshire UK

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#1 posted 12-20-2014 03:57 PM

Hey Trevor,good to hear from you.
These are beautiful boxes I’m sure your boys will love em.
Merry Christmas

-- Custom furniture

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#2 posted 12-20-2014 04:01 PM

Thankyou Jim I missed you all

-- God created wood that we may create. Trevor East Yorkshire UK

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#3 posted 12-20-2014 04:25 PM

Great work Trevor. Good to have you back.

-- Andy -- Old Chinese proverb say: "If you think something can't be done, don't interrupt man who is doing it."

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#4 posted 12-20-2014 04:37 PM

Very beautiful boxes!

-- “We all die. The goal isn't to live forever; the goal is to create something that will.” - Chuck Palahniuk

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#5 posted 12-20-2014 04:48 PM

Very fitting use of some spectacular wood. I like the lid detail a lot. The quadrant hinges are a fitting touch also. Very nice work indeed.

-- "Everybody makes mistakes. A craftsman always fixes them." (Monty Kennedy, "The Checkering and Carving of Gunstocks", 1952)

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#6 posted 12-20-2014 06:24 PM

Welcome back Trevor!
You have done a beautiful bit of Mahogany proud here.
.... and never let anyone tell you there’s anything wrong with a little OCD.

Merry Christmas and don’t be a stranger around here.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fibreglass trees.

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#7 posted 12-20-2014 08:02 PM

So nice to see you here again. These are beautiful boxes that I know your sons will treasure.

Best wishes for a Happy Christmas and a great 2015.


-- Dr. Ken, Florida - Durch harte arbeit werden Träume wahr.

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#8 posted 12-21-2014 01:00 AM

Beautiful pair of boxes!
Having 2 daughters and 2 granddaughters, I understand the need to treat them equally in all things!!!

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#9 posted 12-21-2014 04:01 AM

Welcome back Trevor!! Those are some beautiful boxes!! Curly mahogany, huh?? I think I’ll keep my eyes open for some!!! Amazing figure and color!!! Great work!!

-- Matt Garcia Wannabe Period Furniture Maker, Houston TX

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#10 posted 12-21-2014 05:55 AM

Beautiful boxes Trevor.

Merry Christmas!

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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#11 posted 12-21-2014 02:16 PM

Wow! thanks a lot guys that was a kind welcome home. I’ll try harder to get into my shop. What a great bunch y’all are.

-- God created wood that we may create. Trevor East Yorkshire UK

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#12 posted 12-21-2014 02:36 PM

Those are serious eye candy. Beautiful builds Trevor

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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