Bread box vers. 2.0

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Project by jeffswildwood posted 44 days ago 744 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 44 days ago

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

-- Henry Mowry, Santa Clarita, CA,

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#2 posted 44 days ago

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 44 days ago

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 44 days ago

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 44 days ago

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 43 days ago

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 14 days ago

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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