Recipe Box

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Project by rowdypenguin posted 03-28-2015 04:52 PM 1846 views 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Made this for my oldest daughter – a recipe box. Quarter-sawn white oak with walnut splines and walnut handle. The handle is split to hold a card. Finished in Minwax Honey stain. First time working with quarter-sawn oak. Really like how the grain turned out. Did the splines with a shop made jig.

-- David, California,

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#1 posted 03-28-2015 06:39 PM

David, I like this project. The wood looks great and the splines are neatly done. Quarter sawn White Oak is a beautiful and stable wood. Splitting the handle so you can set the cards in the top to read is a nice idea too. I usually make an angled bandsaw cut that doesn’t reach all the way through the top. Looks like a thoughtful gift. Adding dimensions helps readers get and accurate idea about sizes. Keep boxing and keep posting.

-- Big Al in IN

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#2 posted 03-29-2015 11:39 AM

Love the split handle.

-- Quote from ebay tool listing: " Has nicks and dings wear and tear dust and dirt rust and pitting but in good working condition"

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#3 posted 03-29-2015 11:55 AM

This is a beautiful box. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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Tony Strupulis

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#4 posted 04-01-2015 05:50 AM

The split handle was a very clever idea!

-- Tony -

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