Yew Trilogy Boxes

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Project by Ian Hawthorne posted 05-19-2011 07:15 AM 1858 views 3 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hi Folks

This box is one of 3 and is named the Yew Trilogy box, named from the lid top display of three Native Yew Burr portraits surrounded by bleached Sycamore and bordered in black. The box is created from Native Yew with a lift out tray in creamy Native Sycamore. The decorative detail on the lid and tray has an Art Deco influence and the interior has been lined in rich red suede and the hardware is brass and the hinges are available from me. It has been finished using shellac and a final coat of wax is applied for a silky soft sheen.



-- Worlds Best Box Hardware!

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#1 posted 05-19-2011 11:36 AM

Your standard for quality is “nothing but excellence” Sir…
Beautiful and Meticulous Work and, to me, very inspiring!!
Thank You for sharing it…

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.

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#2 posted 05-19-2011 01:57 PM

Got to be my personal favorite of the two. Awesome craftsmanship!

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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#3 posted 05-19-2011 02:32 PM

Beauty is in the detail. Very nice, very, very nice work.

-- Then, Than, Their, There, They're, To, Too, Two.....Pine, Maple, Walnut....We need to know the difference.....

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#4 posted 05-19-2011 02:50 PM

awesome. the inlays are awesome! I like the red much better than the blue felts. very nice project

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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#5 posted 05-19-2011 05:05 PM

Nice indeed.

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

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#6 posted 05-19-2011 06:00 PM

These are terrific. I also really like the nickel hardware. How do you cut the mortises for the hinges?

-- tim hill

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Ian Hawthorne

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#7 posted 05-19-2011 06:06 PM

Many thanks guys – Tim the mortises are cut on the router table with an 8mm or 5/16 bit one pass gets you a very neat and tidy fit.


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#8 posted 05-20-2011 01:30 AM

Sharp looking box, Love the details and the design of the lid, great craftsmanship using beautiful woods, thanks for sharing

-- It's Mic Keep working and sharing

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#9 posted 05-20-2011 05:26 AM

Another awesome piece of work from a master.

-- "everything is beautiful, but not everyone sees it" ~confucius-551-449 b.c.~

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#10 posted 05-20-2011 05:46 PM

Precision to a “T” Ian, just beautiful. You do such fantastic work !!!

-- Gene, Majestic Eagle Woodworks,,

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