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Project by tdv posted 10-12-2010 01:05 AM 1918 views 6 times favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Ok so here’s the story my son Chris has a company called Sontia Logic on the intro to his website is a drop of water splashing into a pool. Well as a birthday gift I was thinking about making him a little box for cufflinks etc. Then I was inspired to see Jeffs’ (Triumph1) “Ripple” competition box it was just the thing & so I contacted Jeff who kindly allowed me to build my interpretation I call it “Sontia Splash” it is in many ways very different to Jeffs inspired piece & I purposely made it that way, but the expression of the water dropping into the pool is his & I thank you Jeff I hope you’re not disappointed with my version. It is mahogany with Maple inlaid dovetails Figured Maple lid which I left natural although on reflection maybe I should have coloured it?? Classic maple feet & lined with padded red plush leftovers from the chair I made for his son (my grandson Lucas) Chris is in Japan at the moment on business so I’ll give him it when he returns home (Hope he likes it)
Best to you all & thanks Lumberjocks for the continual inspiration I get from all of you
Trevor

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





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mtnwild

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#1 posted 10-12-2010 01:07 AM

WOW, great job!

Great interpretation, you done good, love it…..................

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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#2 posted 10-12-2010 01:15 AM

I really like the top.

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

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#3 posted 10-12-2010 02:42 AM

What a great box!!

-- Matt Garcia Wannabe Period Furniture Maker, Houston TX

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#4 posted 10-12-2010 03:02 AM

Sweet. Drip Drip Drip

Steve

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#5 posted 10-12-2010 03:36 AM

A beautiful adaptation of the concept. Your son should be a proud owner.

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#6 posted 10-12-2010 03:54 AM

I’m sure he will like and treasure it. If he doesn’t I’ll send you my address.
Jack

-- Jack Keefe Shediac NB Canada

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#7 posted 10-12-2010 04:09 AM

Could’ve named it Maxwell Coffee box, Plop Plop, Fizz Fizz, Oh what a delight it is! Or is that Alka Setzer? No matter, it fits! Nice work.

Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

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#8 posted 10-12-2010 04:53 AM

It’s beautiful. I can’t see how we wouldn’t love it! Well done

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#9 posted 10-12-2010 06:23 AM

....i have to pee…..

-- Hey you dang woodchucks, quit chucking my wood!!!!

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blacknail

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#10 posted 10-12-2010 08:17 AM

I really like this one. How did you accomplish the lid?

-- Darrell B.

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tdv

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#11 posted 10-12-2010 08:59 AM

Thanks very much for the kind words I’m glad you like it.
Darrel The only piece of interesting wood I had for the top was already square & about the right size so it would have been hard work to turn so I used a router & a selection of bits with a lot of sanding
Best to you all
Trevor

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

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#12 posted 10-12-2010 11:06 AM

I’m sure your son will love this. Great looking box. That is one thing I love about this site. Not only are their so many talanted people on here, they will help you build a project like theirs. Most everyone on here (99.9%) are so unshelfish it amazes me. I consider an honor to be a member.

Great job!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#13 posted 10-12-2010 01:04 PM

Trevor…there is absolutely no way I could be disappointed in this…it is beautiful! It is funny how in your head you think “how else could somebody do this” thinking there maybe only is one way…and then someone does it a completely different way and the beauty is still there. The top looks amazing…I can’t believe you where able to do that with a router…alot of planning went into it. How did you do the drop of water then? The coloring of the top…that is a personal thing. Looking at your design I think the top looks great natural because of the darker mahogany. I think dying it blue would have taken away from it. Well great craftsmanship on this. I am positive your son will love it!

-- Jeff , Illinois Please...can I stay in the basement a little longer, please!

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#14 posted 10-12-2010 02:54 PM

my jaw drop, beautyful

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#15 posted 10-12-2010 03:52 PM

Watching the evolution of this design from Triumph’s is fascinating. Wonderful workmanship too. Jeff mentions you did this on a router???? I would be very interested in hearing more about that if you ever have the time. Regardless, thanks for posting this beauty.

-- Better to say nothing and be thought the fool... then to speak and erase all doubt!

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