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Project by tdv posted 06-12-2017 06:19 PM 988 views 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I live in the historic market town of Beverley in East Yorkshire and we have a beautiful 1000 + year old Minster but as with all public buildings including churches there are health and safety requirements like emergency resuscitation equipment. Now in a building this old you can’t just go screwing anything to the walls without a faculty (Church of England permission) So here’s what I came up with. It’s made of some English quarter sawn Oak I rescued from a Church in Liverpool about 200 years old so fits in with it’s surroundings, although compared to the building it’s brand new. The place is full of wonderful carved screens and pews so I do feel honoured that my offering was accepted even though it’s only in the Vestry. The back is set in to allow hanging on a french cleat.

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





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CharlieM1958

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#1 posted 06-12-2017 06:23 PM

Well, that sure beats the metal box we have them in where I work. Excellent work, Trevor!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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tdv

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#2 posted 06-12-2017 06:25 PM

Thanks Charlie :)

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

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Mainiac Matt

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#3 posted 06-12-2017 06:56 PM

I think the “faculty” needs to get something made in China from molded plastic of an obnoxious safety yellow color.

:^p

-- It’s the knowledge in your head, skill in your hands and motivation to create in you heart that makes you a woodworker. - Mainiac Matt

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#4 posted 06-12-2017 08:57 PM

This cabinet is very nice.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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#5 posted 06-13-2017 10:11 AM

What an honor Trevor. The wood is stunning and the joinery excellent. Great job.

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

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tdv

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#6 posted 06-13-2017 11:56 AM

Thanks all :)

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

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#7 posted 06-14-2017 09:30 AM

What a coincidence, I made simmilar project few years ago. Very nice display box.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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mafe

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#8 posted 06-26-2017 06:46 PM

English oak, French cleat and Trevors touch, what more could one ask for.
Beautiful dovetails, really elegant.
They are more than lucky.
Best thoughts,
Mads

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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Roger

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#9 posted 07-06-2017 11:53 PM

You do gr8 work sir

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. Kentuk55@yahoo.com

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#10 posted 08-25-2017 05:27 PM

A true masterpiece

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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tdv

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#11 posted 08-28-2017 01:26 PM

Thankyou my friends

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

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