Oak cutlery canteen

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Project by mailee posted 08-16-2011 01:08 AM 2469 views 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

After being asked to make a cutlery canteen for a wedding gift I came up with this design based on a classic chest of drawers. It was made from some old Oak floorboards I had in the shop and has been given an oil and wax finish. I hand routed out the positions for the serving set in the lid and the logo which are cut into pieces of MDF and then all of the insides were flocked. The most testing part was making the drawer fronts as I cut them in half before cutting the finger joints and then glued the fronts back on and routing a cove around the perimiter of them. All of the knobs were made by turning them on the lathe and the side handles were made with a router and a home made jig to hold them. My wife is in one of the shots to give some idea of scale. Thanks for looking.


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#1 posted 08-16-2011 10:52 AM

Looks nice, but I would be tempted to use it as a toolbox !!!

-- Ollie, UK.

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#2 posted 08-16-2011 11:41 AM

Great job, must be some nice cutlery! I’m sure they loved it!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#3 posted 08-16-2011 02:13 PM

Talk about a wonderful gift! You definitely done good on this one. Nice!

BTW… Welcome to Lumber Jocks. Glad you found us!

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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#4 posted 08-17-2011 01:50 AM

Great Project, the wood is beautiful and the craftsmanship excellent, nothing like box joints to add strength and beauty, love the work on the inside, thanks for sharing

-- It's Mic Keep working and sharing

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#5 posted 01-28-2012 07:48 AM

Hi Alan, Well done. Great job and elegant

-- Back home. Fernando

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