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MY GRANDSON VIDAR MADE A BOX FOR CHRISTMAS

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Project by stefang posted 583 days ago 1340 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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Roger

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#1 posted 583 days ago

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. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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Jonathan

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#2 posted 583 days ago

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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Matt Nudi

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#3 posted 583 days ago

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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stefang

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#4 posted 583 days ago

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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daltxguy

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#5 posted 583 days ago

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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stefang

12597 posts in 1938 days


#6 posted 583 days ago

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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toyguy

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#7 posted 583 days ago

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

-- Brian, Ontario Canada,

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grizzman

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#8 posted 583 days ago

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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WoodenFrog

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#9 posted 583 days ago

More talent than I have, Great Work on it!

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

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Philip

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#10 posted 583 days ago

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

-- If you can dream it, I can do it!

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hunter71

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#11 posted 583 days ago

Great job Vidar. Good teacher too.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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a1Jim

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#12 posted 583 days ago

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

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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shipwright

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#13 posted 583 days ago

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

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patron

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#14 posted 583 days ago

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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Dale J Struhar Sr

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#15 posted 583 days ago

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

-- Dale, Ohio

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