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Project by firefighterontheside posted 01-13-2016 01:55 AM 1947 views 4 times favorited 30 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a recipe box I was asked to make by a fire chief. Their firefighters association is giving it to a family whose house burned down recently, but still made a sizable donation to their fundraiser. It is walnut and spalted hackberry from an LJ known for his hackberry. The drawers are 8” deep to hold quite a lot of 3×5 cards. Thanks for looking.

-- Bill M. "People change, walnut doesn't" by Gene.





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lightcs1776

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#1 posted 01-13-2016 02:13 AM

Looks amazing. I sure hope my wife doesn’t see that our I might be looking for one like it. That is a beautiful recipe box.

-- Chris ** If there must be trouble, let it be in my day, that my child may have peace. — Tom Paine **

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#2 posted 01-13-2016 02:28 AM

Now that’s a nice box, Bill, very nice indeed. I really like the combination of walnut and hackberry.

-- Mistakes are what pave the road to perfection

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#3 posted 01-13-2016 02:37 AM

Good lookin’ box for a worthy cause…..

-- My mind is like lighting, one brilliant flash, then its gone.....

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#4 posted 01-13-2016 02:43 AM

Nice job, Bill, they should be happy with it.

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#5 posted 01-13-2016 03:18 AM

Well done Bill, the Hackberry stripes seem to line up just right. Lucky you got a great source for that!!

That was a nice thing to do for the family….......it will be appreciated.

-- Jeff .... Minnesota, USA

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#6 posted 01-13-2016 03:29 AM

Very nice work for a very good gesture.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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eddie

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#7 posted 01-13-2016 03:52 AM

Bill that wood combination is boss,and a great cause ,will be a treasure for many years

-- Jesus Is Alright with me

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firefighterontheside

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#8 posted 01-13-2016 03:59 AM

Thanks gang. The hackberry is great.
Jeff, each end and the drawer front on that side are from the same piece, plus the ends are book matched though it’s hard to tell since you can’t see both ends at the same time. So the grain lines up because it is the same piece.

-- Bill M. "People change, walnut doesn't" by Gene.

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mudflap4869

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#9 posted 01-13-2016 04:47 AM

Great box. Now add a gumbo recipe and it will give them a good start.

-- Still trying to master kindling making

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#10 posted 01-13-2016 05:12 AM

Nice job Bill, looks great and a special reason.

-- Mark -- Really we're not crazy, just "Limited Editions" -- http://www.jmh-limited-editions.com/home.html --

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#11 posted 01-13-2016 05:34 AM

Bill,

Stellar job on the recipe box….Beautiful work as usual, bud…..I’ve never worked Hackberry, but I sure like the grain patterns….You’re right…that should hold boo-koo recipes….They will be proud of it…..

-- My grandpa used to say: "Y'all come back when you can....come after dinner, and leave before supper.."

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firefighterontheside

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#12 posted 01-13-2016 12:41 PM

Thanks Jim, Mark, Rick.
Rick, the hackberry stinks when cut. This is spalted hackberry. It was dead and the streaks come from fungus. Regular hackberry has very plain grain.

-- Bill M. "People change, walnut doesn't" by Gene.

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artsyfartsy

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#13 posted 01-13-2016 02:19 PM

As usual, you have outdone yourself on this beautiful piece. Job well done.

-- DWelch. Michigan, The only dumb question is the one not asked!

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DIYaholic

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#14 posted 01-13-2016 03:01 PM

Above & beyond….

Ya done out did yourself….
Both the end result & the donation!!!

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procrastination a bad thing?

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doubleDD

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#15 posted 01-13-2016 03:03 PM

That is really one great looking box. Nice work.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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