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Project by YorkshireStewart posted 844 days ago 2063 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 844 days ago

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 844 days ago

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 844 days ago

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 844 days ago

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 844 days ago

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 844 days ago

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 844 days ago

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 844 days ago

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 844 days ago

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 844 days ago

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 844 days ago

Beautiful. You helped the wood speak for itself.

-- 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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#12 posted 844 days ago

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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Dusty56

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#13 posted 844 days ago

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 844 days ago

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 844 days ago

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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