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Project by stefang posted 12-24-2012 01:41 PM 1972 views 0 times favorited 32 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My youngest grandson Vidar (13) made this box for his brother Erling. He scroll sawed the top bird pattern at an angle and pushed it up to make a relief motif. He also scroll sawed the the corner joints and the miters. The dark wood is Ash. The first photo shows the true color. The white wood is Linde which is in the the same family as Basswood and is slightly harder.

I think this is Vidar’s nicest project to date. Unfortunately we were both rushing to finish our last projects before Christmas and just finished last night so I haven’t been on LJ much for the last week. So I will take this opportunity to wish each and every one of you a A VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#1 posted 12-24-2012 01:50 PM

Wow! He’s got some woodworking talent there. Just beautiful! Merry Christmas to you and yours. Tell Vidar he has got talent, and very nice craftsmanship.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#2 posted 12-24-2012 02:15 PM

Mike, Vidar has done a wonderful job here! Did he come up with the concept, or was it a team effort? Merry Christmas to you and yours, as well as a Happy New Year!

-- Jonathan, Denver, CO "Constructive criticism is welcome and valued as it gives me new perspectives and helps me to advance as a woodworker."

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#3 posted 12-24-2012 02:19 PM

Awesome work! Tell him to keep working and the stuff he’ll be putting out in a few years will be fantastic. good looking box!

-- - Still a new guy to the craft, but always striving to learn more

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#4 posted 12-24-2012 02:27 PM

Than you. I will forward these kind thoughts to my grandson. Jonathan I saw some similar corner joints on a box in an ad in Scroll Saw mag., but I couldn’t remember which one. We also got the bird pattern from the same place. I did suggest the joints design and we found the pattern together. I would have given credit to the designers, but I can’t find the magazines. They are probably under a ton of refuse in my shop somewhere. I will post the info after I clean up the shop next week!

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#5 posted 12-24-2012 02:31 PM

The talent obviously runs in the family. Very clever and nicely made. Tell him to keep it up if the interest is there, because obviously the talent is.

-- If you can't joint it, bead it!

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#6 posted 12-24-2012 02:39 PM

Thanks Steve. I hope Vidar will have woodworking as a hobby, but his ambition is to be a film director. His dad makes advertising films, so I think he has a good chance of realizing his dream if he sticks with it. My only talent is that I can do a lot of different things, but not necessarily well!

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#7 posted 12-24-2012 02:46 PM

A chip off the old block I see …......

-- Brian, Ontario Canada,

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#8 posted 12-24-2012 02:46 PM

what a really nice box..its great to see the talent of grand father and grand son, dueling wood workers…he did a great job and i know his brother will like it…merry Christmas and happy new year to you also mike and to your family…grizz

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#9 posted 12-24-2012 02:46 PM

More talent than I have, Great Work on it!

-- Robert B. Sabina, Ohio.....

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#10 posted 12-24-2012 02:52 PM

Great looking box, and a Merry Chrismas to you buddy!

-- I never finish anyth

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#11 posted 12-24-2012 03:06 PM

Great job Vidar. Good teacher too.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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#12 posted 12-24-2012 03:06 PM

He did an amazing job ,it looks great. Merry Christmas to you and yours Mike.

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#13 posted 12-24-2012 03:10 PM

What a great family Christmas story, not to mention the very nice result.
Merry Christmas to all of you there. I hope it’s a great one for you.

-- Paul M ..............the early bird may get the worm but it’s the second mouse that gets the cheese!

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#14 posted 12-24-2012 03:26 PM

well done VIDAR

excellent work !

and mike
well we know you are the best

happy holidays all

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#15 posted 12-24-2012 03:49 PM

Wow what a great looking box from a couple of craftsman. Merry Christmas to all.

-- Dale, Ohio

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