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Box in ash with wooden hinge

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Project by YorkshireStewart posted 04-02-2012 08:45 PM 2175 views 5 times favorited 31 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A young lady I know asked for a box she could give as a baptism present and left the design to me. A light coloured wood variety seemed right, so I dug out this piece of ash that has some nice colour variations in it. I tried to get away from my usual rustic look, but couldn’t resist following the sweeping curve of the grain pattern for the hinge. The tray dividers will cope with baby’s first tooth etc.

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





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Mauricio

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#1 posted 04-02-2012 08:52 PM

WOW, that is a beautiful box! The way you play with the grain directions is really impressive. Thats a work of Art Stewart!

-- Mauricio - Woodstock, GA - "Confusion is the Womb of Learning, with utter conviction being it's Tomb" Prof. T.O. Nitsch

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jeepturner

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#2 posted 04-02-2012 09:03 PM

I like the continuous grain, but most of all I like the way you have the bottom hinge plate following the grain. That is superb craftsmanship.

-- Mel,

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Roger

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#3 posted 04-02-2012 09:05 PM

very beautiful box. continuous grain and wood hinges, very awesome!

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

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stefang

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#4 posted 04-02-2012 09:29 PM

Another beautiful box Stewart. I like the clean design and the wonderful hinges. Ash is one of my favorite woods, with so many different grain variations and color shades. Great work!

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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Mauricio

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#5 posted 04-02-2012 09:34 PM

Stewart, how is the box joined? Are the corners Rabbeted?

-- Mauricio - Woodstock, GA - "Confusion is the Womb of Learning, with utter conviction being it's Tomb" Prof. T.O. Nitsch

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Jim Rowe

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#6 posted 04-02-2012 09:34 PM

A beautiful present. It all flows so well.
Jim

-- It always looks better when it's finished!

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fernandoindia

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#7 posted 04-02-2012 09:36 PM

Both boxes are splendid Stewart.

Handsome hinges. A nice touch.

Thanks for the hinge blog as well.

-- Back home. Fernando

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YorkshireStewart

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#8 posted 04-02-2012 09:53 PM

Mauricio I used the lock mitre router cutter for this one

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

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WoodenFrog

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#9 posted 04-02-2012 10:11 PM

BEAUTIFUL! Just BEAUTIFUL!
Great work! Love the hinges!
Thanks for sharing.

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

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SPalm

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#10 posted 04-02-2012 10:32 PM

Very nice Stewart.
Love the attention that you gave to the grain. Top notch work.

Steve

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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Monte Pittman

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#11 posted 04-02-2012 11:13 PM

Beautiful. You helped the wood speak for itself.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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shipwright

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#12 posted 04-03-2012 12:26 AM

Another masterpiece!

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

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#13 posted 04-03-2012 12:30 AM

You haven’t lost your touch , my friend !
Beautiful design and I also love the Ash and all of its great grain patterns and color changes : )
That hinge is top notch !!
Favorited : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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jaykaypur

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#14 posted 04-03-2012 12:39 AM

Very nice. Love the grain flow and the hinge.

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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gfadvm

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#15 posted 04-03-2012 12:47 AM

This is another classic! I love the way you contoured the hinge to follow the grain. Does it have a finish on it yet?

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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