|Project by drewpy||posted 02-25-2017 12:55 AM||478 views||1 time favorited||7 comments|
I recently moved from Ohio to South Carolina and my dear friends wife was looking for a recipe box. They moved here two years ago and asked me if I still did woodworking. I said “if I can borrow your garage to work in I will make you one”. Well here is the finished product.
It’s oak to match their kitchen with walnut splines. It matches another box I gave here when they helped me move. http://lumberjocks.com/projects/105641
I added the measurement converter for her. Then I thought… heck, that would work to hold a magnet. The 105 degree stop hinge keeps the lid at the right angle and she can use the magnet to hold the card in place up high while she is baking. I added a matching pen so that it would be handy. The pen is also magnetic (I added one) to be tucked away in the lid when closed.
She loves seahorses so I had to get someone with a laser engraver to carve the seahorse for me. I wish I knew how to carve.
The last picture is before hiding the imperfections and applying the finish.
I finished it with three coats of poly.
-- Drew in Ohio -- "The greatest wealth is health".