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Project by kccatfish posted 11-28-2011 07:01 AM 1637 views 4 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’ve made several breadboxes, this one I’ve just finished is for my son, Jason. All have roll top lids and handles made from spoons that my wife and I find at antique shops. Spoon handles are one of my signitures, the other is that all my breadboxes have baby breadboxes hidden inside one either side of the drawer. This Breadbox is made from sycamore with a chestnut finish. This is the first of my breadboxes with the drawer inside. The other breadboxes I’ve made had the drawer on top in the traditional mannor. The slats are all held together by two small cables, one one either side. The slats are made 3/8” thick with a roundover bit on one side and a bullnose bit on the other. This allows the slats to move in a joint like an elbow. To keep the groove lubricated, I just use candle wax.

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#1 posted 11-28-2011 01:46 PM

Great build, great finish!

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#2 posted 11-28-2011 05:06 PM

That is one slick bread box. A piece of art!! Thanks for sharing!!!............Jim

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#3 posted 11-29-2011 01:21 AM

Thanks guys, your comments really mean a lot to me.

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#4 posted 11-29-2011 09:39 AM

i get it a box for bread and a little cash bread too very cool idea I would like to see you blog it with plans to build it I like the tambor door and the finish looks great the joinery looks top shelf I don’t get the spoon thing but i don’t get hidden meanings well

As for the work i like the construction the design is smart and the choice of materials is real good I give this project 5 out of 5 stars on my star scale keep up the marvelous work

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#5 posted 11-29-2011 03:59 PM

Great job!! Like the idea of a drawer.

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#6 posted 11-29-2011 04:03 PM

beautiful breadbox looks very crisp and solid

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#7 posted 11-30-2011 03:33 AM

Hey guys, I like the idea of making plans for this breadbox and I’ll get those out soon. I’m just getting started here on Lumberjocks, so I’m a wee bit intimidated. I hope to get the hang of this soon.
The idea for the spoon handle pull came when building my first breadbox I happened to have an odd spoon in the shop and no knobs. I showed my creation to my wife and she liked it, so its become a signiture on my projects. Believe it or not, this is pretty much a weekend project. Unless, you have a large lawn to mow, a house that needs work and a wife that lives to make to do lists, then you could stretch it out to six months or more! Oh yeah!

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