Recipe Box (Double Wide)

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Project by gbvinc posted 12-22-2007 10:58 PM 7808 views 5 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This recipe box has an interior divider allowing for two sets of recipe cards side by side. This box is made from recycled Cherry. I set a 3” Incra t-ruler in the picture to give an idea of size.

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Dominic Vanacora

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#1 posted 12-22-2007 11:13 PM

Another one to add to my Favorite’s list. My wife’s recipes are in an ugly plastic draw that is no longer in a cabinet. This wood make a great after Christmas gift or surprise. I can’t do dove tails yet but a box joint would look nice. I also like the lite colored wood. It wood look great on her shelf. Nice project nicer workmenship.

-- Dominic, Trinity, Florida...Lets be safe out there.

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#2 posted 12-22-2007 11:14 PM

Thanks Dominic!

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#3 posted 12-22-2007 11:28 PM

great project gb. you did a nice job on the curved sides as well . well done my friend ! happy holidays

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#4 posted 12-22-2007 11:33 PM

Thanks mrtrim and a Merry Christmas to you too!

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#5 posted 12-22-2007 11:57 PM


How did you do the curvy lid? Standing on end in the bandsaw?

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#6 posted 12-23-2007 12:07 AM

Great recipie box. A nice job. Also interested in the lid cut.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Appomattox Virginia †

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#7 posted 12-23-2007 12:48 AM

CharlieM1958 & Karson: For this recipe box, unlike the smaller one , I had to cut the sides on the bandsaw prior to assembly, since it is too long for my 14” bandsaw to handle. For the smaller boxes I stand them on end and cut the curve after assembly.

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#8 posted 12-23-2007 02:12 AM

I’d say thats just a fine box…great job

-- "The way to make a small fortune in woodworking- start with a large one"

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#9 posted 12-23-2007 03:41 AM

Super job on the recipe box!

-- Tom, Surfside Beach, SC - Romans 8:28

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#10 posted 12-23-2007 03:47 AM

A cook is going to love that one.

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#11 posted 12-23-2007 04:28 AM

It looks good. A double wide – that caught my attention! What type of hinge did you use?

-- "Our past judges our present." JFK - 1962; American Heritage Magazine

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#12 posted 12-23-2007 06:24 AM

Betsy: The hinges are Brusso ST-12 Pivot hinges.

(Like the ones on the bottom.)

I separated the two halves as shown in the picture, drilled through the little pivot post, and filed down smooth.
The single hole (Bottom of strip) becomes the pivot point on the side of the box when the screw is left slightly loose. The two holes on the other end of the strip are attached with screws to the lid to prevent pivoting.

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#13 posted 12-23-2007 03:37 PM

That’s funny “a double wide”

Very nice.

-- "so much to learn and so little time"..

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#14 posted 12-23-2007 05:02 PM

Cool! Someone must have a lot of recipe cards! I really like the roundover on the dovetail – my eye kept coming back to it.

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#15 posted 07-30-2008 04:38 AM

Nice looking recipe box.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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