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A 'Stickleyish' oak Yorkshire box

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Project by YorkshireStewart posted 675 days ago 1971 views 19 times favorited 33 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I may be taking a risk here as I quote from the rules… ”Yes, I want to post my finished project that is made of wood If it doesn’t fit the above description (like ….. projects in progress etc.), either blog it or post it in an appropriate forum. otherwise it will be removed.”

The snag is that this box may or may not be finished! So don’t inform head office!

I felt it needed something at the front in the way of a catch or an escutcheon for a keyhole. I started to craft a catch along the lines of one of Saproc's lovely creations but my first attempt was nowhere near as good as his! So, things may change after I’ve lived with it for a while.

This one measures 20” x 13.5” x 11.5” and it’s made up of a brown oak board I’d had for some time plus all sorts of bits and pieces that were kicking around, including some from a recycled church pew. The ‘design’ evolved as it went along. It started out fairly plane until I spotted a photograph of a Gustav Stickley Bride’s Chest. I then tarted this one up somewhat along those lines.

Hinge pin is the usual knitting needle, courtesy of Mrs YS.

Finish is several coats of boiled linseed oil, first one mixed 50:50 with medium oak wood dye. after a few days, I applied a coat of shellac and then waxed it.

Base is bookmatched cedar of Lebanon and the hinge is another variant of my beloved wooden hinge that I’m particularly pleased with.

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





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shipwright

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#1 posted 675 days ago

I really like this one Stewart and the hinges are superb.
Who needs hardware? :-)

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

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SPalm

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#2 posted 675 days ago

Very nice Stewart.
The colors of it are just warming.
Lots of little details – I like it.

Steve

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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ShaneA

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#3 posted 675 days ago

Absoluyely beautiful. Embarassed to say I have never thought of a frame and panel box that size, or a mni chest, if you will. Inspirational.

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Joe Lyddon

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#4 posted 675 days ago

Very NICE… COOL… Love it!

You did another GOOD one!

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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JR45

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#5 posted 675 days ago

Stewart Leave well alone! This is just right.
Jim

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

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Granddaddy1

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#6 posted 675 days ago

I love the wood, design, craftsmanship and proportions on this chest. Great work! I’d love to see a tutorial on your hinge method. Does one exist?

-- Ron Wilson - maker of fine firewood!

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stefang

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#7 posted 675 days ago

Looks beautiful as is Stewart, but I know that if you make a catch for it, it will be a good one. I too love the hinges. Altogether wonderful work and design.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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Don W

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#8 posted 675 days ago

I like it. It came out superb!

-- There is nothing like the sound of a well tuned hand plane. - http://timetestedtools.wordpress.com (timetestedtools at hotmail dot c0m)

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ineedathis

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#9 posted 675 days ago

Great work on this Steward, love those rays on the oak,

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Roger

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#10 posted 675 days ago

Very beautiful Steward. Gr8 build. Luv those hinges. Very kool.

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

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ruddy

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#11 posted 675 days ago

That is one beautiful box. I love the hinges, just exceptional.

-- And my head I'd be a scratchin'

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Boxguy

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#12 posted 675 days ago

Stewart,

What a lovely setting you picked for these shots; the orange flowers are just the right contrast with the tones in the wood. The quarter sawn oak and cedar make an unexpectedly nice combination. This is a really solid design concept. The arching front-panel sides are just enough curve to please the eye without demanding more from the top and ends.

I only wondered if this curve should be continued into the legs and maybe a middle leg, but perhaps the horizontal line of the bottom is strong enough to preclude that. Your hinges, as always, are elegant and fitting for this design. The back parts of the base hinge look to be glued on is that the case? Do they hold up well?

Beautiful work photographed in a beautiful setting…a thoughtful presentation of your art.

-- Big Al in IN

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jjw5858

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#13 posted 675 days ago

Terrific job on this…the wood hinges are a real plus to complete the whole design.

-- "Make something you love tomorrow...and do it slowly" JLB

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gfadvm

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#14 posted 675 days ago

Stewart, this mini-chest certainly showcases your amazing woodworking skills. The wood is beautiful, the design unique, and the joinery amazing! These hinges are a little different than your others and I REALLY like them. Your hinges always FIT your projects so well. A great job all around.

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

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Grumpy

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#15 posted 675 days ago

Nice job Yorkie. Great pieces of oak.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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