Roll Top Bread Box

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Project by rctomps posted 12-23-2015 10:31 PM 1037 views 2 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Around Thanksgiving time my mother mentioned she would like to have a roll top bread box but she said that she knew I was too busy to make it by Christmas. So after finishing up a few other gift projects I started in on this. It was quite an adventure. Today is Dec 23 and I’m putting on the last coat of finish. I think she will be surprised. It’s constructed from Red Oak, and the cutting board has some Walnut and Cherry with Walnut pulls. Finished with 3 coats of ArmRSeal.

-- Rob

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#1 posted 12-24-2015 01:55 PM

I have always wanted to try this. Really nice job!

-- We all make mistakes, the trick is to fix it in a way that says "I meant to do that".

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#2 posted 12-24-2015 02:13 PM

Nice box!! Mom’s going to love it.

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#3 posted 12-27-2015 02:09 PM

very nice and the pull out cutting board is a wonderful touch – great job !

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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#4 posted 12-27-2015 02:43 PM

Very nice bread box. The cutting board with it is way cool.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#5 posted 12-27-2015 04:59 PM

Nice bread box. Did you make the roll top yourself? If so would you be willing to blog about how you made it?

-- "I love it when a plan comes together" John "Hannibal" Smith

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#6 posted 12-27-2015 06:51 PM

This bread box turned out so nicely.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#7 posted 12-27-2015 08:19 PM

Thanks for the comments. Yes I made the tambour myself. I’m not sure if I will have time for a blog but if you look at the last picture you will see the jig that I made for the glue up. Here are a few links that helped me learn how to make the roll top part. The first video is closer to the technique that I used. I used white canvas, the type that is used to print photos on. I also downloaded a plan of a different breadbox from MLCS Woodworking which helped a lot.
Here’s the link.

I hope this helps if there is anything else I can answer don’t hesitate to ask.
A photo of one of the templates I made to rout the grooves.

-- Rob

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