Cherry Recipe Box

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After I made a recipe box for my daughter-in-law, she asked me to make one as a wedding gift for a close friend of hers. Since it was a wedding gift, I decided to put the interlocking rings on the lid. The box is cherry and the splines and rings are koa, and it features rounded sides. The box is sized to hold 4×6 cards and has spring steel wires from side to side to hold the cards upright. It is finished in hand-rubbed poly.

-- jbschutz

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#1 posted 10-01-2011 05:13 AM

well done Buddy! Very skillful work.

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#2 posted 10-01-2011 05:13 AM

Absolutely beautiful.. very nice indeed.


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#3 posted 10-01-2011 05:24 AM

Very nice recipe box. I like the curved sides

-- Michael Mills, North Carolina,

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#4 posted 10-01-2011 06:23 AM

Really nice recipe box, like color and rings.

-- Tom D

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#5 posted 10-01-2011 01:09 PM

Nicely done. I like the use of sapwood, and the interlocking rings on the lid is a really nice touch. Hopefully, the recipes will be as good as the box that holds them.

-- "Everybody makes mistakes. A craftsman always fixes them." (Monty Kennedy, "The Checkering and Carving of Gunstocks", 1952)

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#6 posted 10-01-2011 01:13 PM

JB, this is very nice and will make a wonderful wedding gift.

-- 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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#7 posted 10-01-2011 02:56 PM

really nice touch with the rings. I like the splines also. nice combo of woods

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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#8 posted 10-01-2011 03:34 PM

Fine looking Box, All the features really add a touch of class, Your craftsmanship and artistic flair show up in all Your work, great job, thanks for sharing

-- It's Mic Keep working and sharing

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#9 posted 10-01-2011 04:20 PM

What a wonderful wedding gift and recipe box. That cherry is going to age nicely with a bit of time. I really like the overall feel and style here, with the rounded edges and splines, as well as the interlocking wedding bands on top.

Do you have any other pictures, particularly of the box open, showing the inside?

-- Jonathan, Denver, CO "Constructive criticism is welcome and valued as it gives me new perspectives and helps me to advance as a woodworker."

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#10 posted 10-01-2011 04:58 PM

Great looking box! Any more pictures front different angles of it open?

-- Mike, Florida,

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#11 posted 10-01-2011 11:44 PM

Sorry about the lack of additional pics. It was a bit of a rush-out-the-door project, so I threw it on the couch and took one picture. Next time….

-- jbschutz

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#12 posted 10-02-2011 12:56 AM

That is very beautiful. What a wonderful gift.

-- “And it's only the giving that makes you what you are. ” ― I. Anderson

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#13 posted 10-02-2011 05:02 AM

Great Lookin Box

-- Jim, Kentucky

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#14 posted 10-02-2011 06:07 PM

Very nice indeed, I want to hold it…thanks for posting…BC

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