A natural edge lidded box.

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Project by YorkshireStewart posted 09-25-2007 11:56 PM 2794 views 5 times favorited 21 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Again, oak; this time showing signs of fungal attack I think. I do like using wood that others would consider un-usable. The trim and ‘slip feathers’ as I call them, are in bog oak.

-- Res severa verum gaudium - True pleasure is a serious business.

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#1 posted 09-25-2007 11:57 PM

Love the natural edge Stewart.You have been busy I see.

-- If I can do it, so can you.

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#2 posted 09-25-2007 11:58 PM

Very nice. Bog oak has long been apreciated on this site…

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#3 posted 09-26-2007 12:02 AM

Between you and Aussie Don I am really liking small wooden boxes.

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#4 posted 09-26-2007 12:10 AM

A real “one of a kind” box. Great artistic expression on this piece!

-- Tom, Surfside Beach, SC - Romans 8:28

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#5 posted 09-26-2007 12:21 AM

Very nice, I like that, it’s like natural edge to the extreme.

-- Rob (A) Waxahachie,TX

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#6 posted 09-26-2007 01:12 AM

very nice box. Ive never hesrd of Bog Oak. is it naturally that dark?

-- bryano

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#7 posted 09-26-2007 02:21 AM

great job…great wood…

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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#8 posted 09-26-2007 04:51 AM

Mr. Stewart, you make fine small wooden boxes, very much like another bloke we both know and admire. jockmike.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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Douglas Bordner

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#9 posted 09-26-2007 05:01 AM

Another unique and beautiful piece, Stewart.

Bryano, Ethan (Red Headed Merganser) has posted a project that describes the etiology of bog oak.

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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#10 posted 09-26-2007 06:05 AM

Very unique, I like the natural edge and the grain in the wood. Wonderful box….

-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT

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#11 posted 09-26-2007 06:51 AM

Thanks, Douglas! I was about to write something, having forgotten about that little bit.

Stewart is lucky in that he is a bit closer to the source on bog oak. It’s my one indulgence I allow myself, really… I pay way too much for the wood and the shipping to get it over here from the UK and Ireland, but I just love the way it works and looks.

Great box, Stewart! Between the two of us, we’ll have a nice collection of bog oak accented boxes here on LJ! Is “slip feathers” a common British term? I’ve always known them as miter keys (when just referencing the small triangles of wood you slip into the grooves you cut) or keyed miters (when referencing the joint as a whole).

-- Ethan,

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#12 posted 09-26-2007 11:06 AM

Amazing use if the natural resource provided by wood the itself for enhancing the appearance of this box. This wild live edge and the spalted fibers make it a unique piece of art.

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#13 posted 09-26-2007 12:33 PM

S W E E T !!!!!!

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#14 posted 09-27-2007 05:06 AM

Slip feathers, splines, miter keys – having lived in both Canada and Australia, you become somewhat bi-lingual. We use there terms interchangeably.

Now, I just love small wooden boxes, and this one is absolutely terrific! I’ve been waiting until I have just the right natural edge for one of my boxes – I think the look is smashing.

-- CanuckDon "I just love small wooden boxes!"

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#15 posted 09-27-2007 07:36 AM

Oh, Ethan answered my question posted in his box blog about the bog oak. Seems more appropriate in an “think globally” context then running out the world’s supply of Gaboon Ebony, or clearing the rain forest.

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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