Oak Trilogy Box

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Project by Ian Hawthorne posted 1190 days ago 1917 views 7 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hi All

The Oak Trilogy is similar in theme to the Yew Trilogy, displaying a trio of Native Oak Burr portraits on the lid top surrounded by bleached Sycamore. The box is created from European Oak 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 cielo blue suede and the lock plates and hinges are aluminium. It has been finished using shellac and a final coat of wax is applied for a silky soft sheen.

This is on display at the Designyard Dublin.


-- Coming soon the new improved Neat hinge!

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#1 posted 1189 days ago

Beautiful work Ian!

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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#2 posted 1189 days ago

A pure feast for the eyes, Ian.

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

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#3 posted 1189 days ago

very awesome project

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

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Gene Howe

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#4 posted 1189 days ago

Sweet! Nice contrasts. A visual treat. And, as usual, flawless construction.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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#5 posted 1189 days ago

Beautiful boxes Ian. Clean design and great workmanship.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#6 posted 1189 days ago

Another fine box. Your treatment of oak is exemplary. Hard to choose between this one and the yew box.

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

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Ian Hawthorne

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#7 posted 1189 days ago

Thanks guys very kind words – I plan to make one from sycamore with ripple sycamore panels to finish of the Trilogy.



-- Coming soon the new improved Neat hinge!

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#8 posted 1189 days ago

Another fine Box, Your work is very precise and sensitive to the details that make Your boxes very distinctive, eye-catching, and beautiful, thanks for sharing

-- It's Mic Keep working and sharing

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#9 posted 1189 days ago

Both are beautiful, excellent workmanship, and attention to details.

-- Tom D

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#10 posted 1189 days ago

As always , beautiful work and excellent craftsmanship from you Ian.Thanks for posting

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

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#11 posted 1188 days ago

Ahhhh yes…. let’s see now, which one do I want??

Both boxes are such works of art, they are just spectacular !

-- Gene, Majestic Eagle Woodworks,,

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#12 posted 1188 days ago

Excellent box

-- Vince

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