Recipe Box (Double Wide)

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Project by gbvinc posted 2440 days ago 3955 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 2440 days ago

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 2440 days ago

Thanks Dominic!

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#3 posted 2440 days ago

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 2440 days ago

Thanks mrtrim and a Merry Christmas to you too!

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#5 posted 2440 days ago


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

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

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#6 posted 2440 days ago

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. Southern Delaware †

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#7 posted 2440 days ago

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 2440 days ago

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 2440 days ago

Super job on the recipe box!

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

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dennis mitchell

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#10 posted 2440 days ago

A cook is going to love that one.

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#11 posted 2440 days ago

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

-- Like a bad penny, I keep coming back!

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#12 posted 2440 days ago

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 2440 days ago

That’s funny “a double wide”

Very nice.

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

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Peter Oxley

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#14 posted 2439 days ago

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 2220 days ago

Nice looking recipe box.

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

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