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Project by Woodchuck2010 posted 02-15-2017 01:08 AM 418 views 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My daughter in law wanted a bread box. This is made from Aspen and finished with Zar early american stain and wipe on poly. It’s ok, but built kind of fast. As always, there are a lot of things I’d do differently. Always learning. hahaha

-- Chuck, Michigan,





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Kelster58

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#1 posted 02-15-2017 01:36 AM

Looks very nice. You did a great job !! I am sure your daughter-in-law will appreciate it.

-- K. Stone “Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.” ― Benjamin Franklin

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#2 posted 02-15-2017 03:13 AM

Looks great.

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#3 posted 02-15-2017 12:25 PM

Looks great!

But, what do you use to compare it’s size to? ;-)

-bob

-- Robert Rhoades WoodWorks / Email: rrww@rhoadesclan.com / www.rhoadesclan.com

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#4 posted 02-15-2017 12:32 PM

Good job! Now, what exactly would  you do differently? Looks good to me.

-- Ron in Lilburn, Georgia.  Knowing how to use a tool is more important than the tool in and of itself.

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Woodchuck2010

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#5 posted 02-15-2017 02:07 PM


Good job! Now, what exactly would  you do differently? Looks good to me.

- Ron Aylor

I’d do a better job on the end grain areas as far as sealing, sanding, and finishing. Maybe make the lid the full width of the box. I’d make the back piece with the grain running width wise instead. A small arch on top of the rear panel would look nicer I think. Oh, I’d use dowels for all of the joints instead of screws and plugs The next one maybe. lol

-- Chuck, Michigan,

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Ron Aylor

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#6 posted 02-15-2017 02:24 PM


Good job! Now, what exactly would  you do differently? Looks good to me.

- Ron Aylor

I d do a better job on the end grain areas as far as sealing, sanding, and finishing. Maybe make the lid the full width of the box. I d make the back piece with the grain running width wise instead. A small arch on top of the rear panel would look nicer I think. Oh, I d use dowels for all of the joints instead of screws and plugs The next one maybe. lol

- Woodchuck2010

Okay! I first smooth end grain with rasps and files, and then a few passes with sandpaper. Dowels are okay if you can keep things lined up, BUT you might consider dovetails the next time. Again, good job!

-- Ron in Lilburn, Georgia.  Knowing how to use a tool is more important than the tool in and of itself.

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Woodchuck2010

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#7 posted 02-15-2017 02:30 PM

Good job! Now, what exactly would  you do differently? Looks good to me.

- Ron Aylor

I d do a better job on the end grain areas as far as sealing, sanding, and finishing. Maybe make the lid the full width of the box. I d make the back piece with the grain running width wise instead. A small arch on top of the rear panel would look nicer I think. Oh, I d use dowels for all of the joints instead of screws and plugs The next one maybe. lol

- Woodchuck2010

Okay! I first smooth end grain with rasps and files, and then a few passes with sandpaper. Dowels are okay if you can keep things lined up, BUT you might consider dovetails the next time. Again, good job!

- Ron Aylor

Great tips Ron. I’m intimidated by dovetails. haha I’ve got a great dowel jig from Jessem.

-- Chuck, Michigan,

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Ron Aylor

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#8 posted 02-15-2017 02:42 PM


Great tips Ron. I m intimidated by dovetails. haha I ve got a great dowel jig from Jessem.

- Woodchuck2010

Practice makes perfect! Grab a 1×4 … say a little prayer … and make a dovetail … I just bet you’ll end up putting that dowel jig on eBay!

-- Ron in Lilburn, Georgia.  Knowing how to use a tool is more important than the tool in and of itself.

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#9 posted 02-15-2017 04:37 PM

Chuck, you did a nice job on this bread box.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- 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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#10 posted 02-15-2017 06:33 PM

nice job

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#11 posted 02-16-2017 06:27 AM

Beautiful shape, hardware is good fit too.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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