Bread box vers. 2.0

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Project by jeffswildwood posted 06-11-2014 05:50 PM 1078 views 2 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is bread box version 2.0. When the last one was delivered I told the new owner that it was an original, no other like it. Her friend wanted one built also but was told by her ” it cant be like mine, it’s an original.” So I needed a new design and different.? This is what I came up with. Used the same mortise and tenon as the last on the sides but extended the center and cut a curve after assembled. Still had the metal sheeting on the sides recessed 3/8 inch. Found some old brass knobs at a flea market to add a nice touch. Made with pine and stained with red oak. Gloss polyurethane. Lettering done with a dremel router. The new owner was well pleased with her original.

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#1 posted 06-11-2014 06:03 PM

Lovely family keepsake. The personalization is wonderful. Good job!

-- Henry Mowry, Santa Clarita, CA,

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#2 posted 06-11-2014 07:07 PM

What a wonderful personalized gift Jeff lets hope all your customers don’t ask for an original. You are going to have to design a standard bread box…LOL!!

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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#3 posted 06-11-2014 09:43 PM

Thanks for the comments guys. Lee, I may run out of originals. I think next time I’ll try a tambour bread box. Thanks for looking.

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#4 posted 06-12-2014 03:02 PM

Customers are keeping you on your toes and you are up to the task! Another beautiful box, Jeff! any problem with the stain blotching? Thanks for sharing.

-- God bless, Candy

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#5 posted 06-12-2014 03:59 PM

Thanks Candy, yes they do keep me guessing but I always try to make sure it’s what they want and they are happy with the finished product. Blotching has been a fight for me forever, but actually I don’t fight it much anymore. I think a little bit of blotching gives it a “rustic” (?) look. As long as it’s just a little. Thanks for looking!

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#6 posted 06-12-2014 07:29 PM

This is very nice looking and is a very practical project.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#7 posted 07-12-2014 02:44 PM

I love version 2 best, although both are great. Love how you etch the wood. I might even have to steal your design it’s so attractive.

-- Vicki on the Eastern Shore of MD

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