"Overflow" The first time I've given a box a name!

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Project by YorkshireStewart posted 01-08-2016 09:19 PM 3137 views 5 times favorited 26 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A friend did a most wonderful charcoal portrait for me and refused payment so I made this oak box for him. The compartments ‘just happened’ to be the right size to accept his boxes of drawing materials. I’ve never been so ‘arty’ as to give my boxes a name but the lid in the panel of this one seemed to overflow across the front, hence the name. When I’d finished the box, my wife noticed that the burr /burl looked like a face.

-- Res severa verum gaudium - True pleasure is a serious business.

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#1 posted 01-08-2016 09:49 PM

Never seen an oak burl like that, really nice. You fit it in the frame really well.

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#2 posted 01-08-2016 09:55 PM

Wow. Never seen that before.
Super nice. I like it.


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#3 posted 01-08-2016 10:38 PM

Nice design. Love the use of the burl.

-- "There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as if everything is."– Albert Einstein

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#4 posted 01-08-2016 10:44 PM


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

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#5 posted 01-08-2016 10:48 PM

Nice one Stewart. I can see a face in that burl.

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

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#6 posted 01-08-2016 11:18 PM

Great work Stewart! looks like a face, Happy New Year.

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#7 posted 01-08-2016 11:27 PM

Nice work man! That face is kind of spooky but pretty dang cool!

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#8 posted 01-08-2016 11:35 PM

Beautiful box. I can also see a rooster in that

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#9 posted 01-08-2016 11:56 PM

Nice box Stewart. I like the name and I also see a face and a bear caricature.
Happy New Year!

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#10 posted 01-09-2016 12:22 AM

Well done Stewart. Good portrait of Marge Simpson too. :-)

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

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#11 posted 01-09-2016 12:53 AM

Well Done Sir!!

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#12 posted 01-09-2016 12:59 AM

Stewart< Been too long since we saw any of your creations. This one is a beauty. The grain in that oak and the burl look very much like our live oak that grows in the Southern US.

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

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#14 posted 01-09-2016 01:14 AM


Super COOL!

You can just see it flowing like lava out of the box!

Great use of the wood characteristics to the Ultimate!


Thank you!

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#15 posted 01-09-2016 01:39 AM

This really caught my eyes. Great work, Stewart.

-- Drew -- "The greatest wealth is health".

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