Recipe Box

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Project by Randy M. posted 01-15-2016 08:05 PM 1165 views 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Was asked to make a recipe box for someone right after making my dovetail jog. Well you know what that meant I had a volunteer for its use. I was pleased with both splines and hope to use on future projects.

The box is 5” x 10” and about 6” tall which I used.cypress for the sides. First time using it as it was a cheaper wood for this project but the grain shows very well in some areas. The lid is padauk with strips of Purple Heart and maple. The splines also are padauk and walnut dovetails.

Like the cypress on finishing but was little apprehensive while finishing the box. No stain was used at all on project all is true wood color and used one coat of Zinsler sanding sealer with Deft clear gloss 3 coats.

Thanks for looking

-- Do it with your heart in it.........

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#1 posted 01-15-2016 08:46 PM

Nice various splines.

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#2 posted 01-15-2016 09:26 PM

This box turned out nicely.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#3 posted 01-15-2016 09:39 PM

This box turned out nicely.

helluvawreck aka Charles

- helluvawreck

Thanks Charles I really want to do a box similar to your Kitchen box with the dark lid…... Perhaps soon. Im sure it wont compare to the original though !!

-- Do it with your heart in it.........

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#4 posted 01-16-2016 03:27 AM

Very cool splines, great box.

-- Bob in Montana. Kindness is the Language the blind can see and deaf can hear. - Mark Twain

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#5 posted 01-17-2016 04:43 AM

You did a great job on this recipe box, love the detail you put into it

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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