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Project by YorkshireStewart posted 880 days ago 1714 views 2 times favorited 26 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This one measures about 10” x 14” x 8”. The box itself is from a nice board of brown oak that deserved to be shown off, as did the piece of burr oak from which I made the lid. It’s big enough to be what I’d call a keepsake box. Box and tray are both lined with purple crushed velvet. Construction of the box is by lock mitres. That natural edge was too beautiful to be hacked away (I think).

-- Res severa verum gaudium - True pleasure is a serious business. http://www.folksy.com/shops/TreeGems





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Greg..the Cajun Box Sculptor

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#1 posted 880 days ago

Wow! That is a really nice box. The hinges look great and the oak you used is really a standout! Birdseye Oak top!
One of these days I have to make some wood hinges.

-- If retiring is having the time to be able to do what you enjoy then I have always been retired.

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BritBoxmaker

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#2 posted 880 days ago

There’s a lot to be said for keeping it natural, Stewart. Especially when backed up by the splendid burr shown here.

Wooden hinges seem to be the ‘new black’ at the moment (lol)

Good post, good project.

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging. http://www.theartofboxes.com

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rance

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#3 posted 880 days ago

Yep, it deserves to be shown off all right. Very nice box you built.

-- Backer boards, stop blocks, build oversized, and never buy a hand plane--

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Kent Shepherd

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#4 posted 880 days ago

Nicely done. I really like the natural look.

Thanks

-- She thought I hung the moon--now she just thinks I did it wrong

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Joe Lyddon

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#5 posted 880 days ago

That is One COOL BOX!

One COOL set of wood hinges!

How did you make those hinges?

Thank you.

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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YorkshireStewart

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#6 posted 880 days ago

Thanks Jocks! JoeThis blog shows how I do it. And this one shows how Shipwright does it on his amazing creations.

-- Res severa verum gaudium - True pleasure is a serious business. http://www.folksy.com/shops/TreeGems

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CharlieM1958

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#7 posted 880 days ago

Wonderful work, as always, Stuart.

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

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Roger

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#8 posted 880 days ago

Wood is surely a beautiful part of what Mother Nature and a woodworker can showcase, which you’ve done a fine job of it here. Very awesome. Nicely done

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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Joe Lyddon

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#9 posted 880 days ago

Yorkie… Bad Link… your blog… (remove the word “how” from the end)
FOUND IT…

Here it is… How to make those Hinges!


Thank you.

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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YorkshireStewart

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#10 posted 880 days ago

Thanks Joe; try it now.

Stewart

-- Res severa verum gaudium - True pleasure is a serious business. http://www.folksy.com/shops/TreeGems

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#11 posted 880 days ago

That is a fine box, love the top, excellent craftsmanship throughout

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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#12 posted 880 days ago

That is just an awesome box! Great job!
I love it! Thanks for sharing.
Keep it up!

-- Robert B. Sabina, Ohio..... http://www.etsy.com/shop/WoodenfrogWoodenProd

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Monte Pittman

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#13 posted 880 days ago

Once again your skill & the wood compliment each other beautifully!

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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shipwright

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#14 posted 880 days ago

Nice Stewart.
It looks both delicate and massive at the same time. How do you do that?

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fiberglass trees. http://prmdesigns.com/

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#15 posted 880 days ago

I like it! I just got some old, figured Oak. I was wondering if it would become some boxes. You box gives me some ideas. I don’t usually use Oak for anything but window trim. Nice job.

-- Robert, so much inspiration here, and so little time!

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