box out of yew for me

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Project by saproc posted 09-03-2012 at 09:48 AM 1427 views 7 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

hello again I see the sun is still shinning after i have come out from the shelter of my shed. i was given a piece of yew that was not very big. and could not have been a very big in girth. but tried to make another box . i like to try to get a whole box out of one piece of wood. but not this time the bottom had to be birch to try and blend in with the sap wood. and the legs or stand had to be made from another piece of scrape yew i had laying about. yew can see that the stand has a different shade of orange/red. a bit risky making the tenon joints on the legs. so i had to made a table saw jig for this purpose. some thing else i like making is jigs that work so you get to keep all my fingers. and this was the first box made using my new jig that i posted last week. the box measures 240mm x 130mm x 130mm. once again finished with linseed oil and beeswax thanks for looking. must go and start my next project who knows i might make a box!!!!

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#1 posted 09-03-2012 at 09:52 AM

Very Very nice

You deserve it

Great design and the joints just blend in

so nicely.

I’ve some 10’ x 40” Yew sitting I’ll keep you



-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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#2 posted 09-03-2012 at 10:10 AM

Well Done! Nice visual!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#3 posted 09-03-2012 at 10:15 AM

Nice Box and design
I might add that a flat top blade would make the joints that much better.
My local saw sharpener will make any blade a flat top grind for $10.00.

-- Bruce. a mind is like a book it is only useful when open.

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#4 posted 09-03-2012 at 10:19 AM

I think you have the box thing down pretty good ! This is a fine piece of work.

-- Dwight - "Free legal advice available - contact Dewey, Cheetam & Howe""

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#5 posted 09-03-2012 at 02:06 PM

Really interesting box.I like it alot.

-- I don't drive a Prius.

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#6 posted 09-03-2012 at 06:15 PM

Nice job on that box. The hinges and catch fit well with the box joints. I use a Freud box joint set to cut flat bottoms in my box joints/hinges.(a little pricy but a great set that stays sharp a LONG time)

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

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#7 posted 09-03-2012 at 07:24 PM

That is some great looking Yew. Nice work on the box. The hinges and catch are nice. I have about 30 BF waiting to be used.

-- Brock, Illinois

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#8 posted 09-03-2012 at 09:44 PM

Very nice box, quite different and unique, great workmanship.

-- Tom D

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#9 posted 09-03-2012 at 09:50 PM

As Tomd said above. A lovely box and great workmanship.
Love it

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

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#10 posted 09-03-2012 at 11:25 PM

well done

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#11 posted 09-04-2012 at 02:05 AM

Great work!

-- Dreaming patterns

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#12 posted 09-04-2012 at 08:06 PM

very beautiful. love working with yew…

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#13 posted 09-05-2012 at 07:14 AM

EXCELLENT workmanship, I really like it

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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#14 posted 12-02-2012 at 05:31 PM

Beautiful finish, and I love the hinges.

-- Brian, Maine,

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