Recipe Box

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Project by BillyD posted 945 days ago 970 views 2 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A recipe box that I made recently. This is the third box I’ve made and the first one using hinges. I’m still learning but happy that it’s somewhat presentable.
The top is made of cherry, the mitered keys are maple and the body is a mystery scrap wood that I got from my father-in-law. I ended up giving it to my nephew and his wife as a gift. I also included a jar of homemade jalapeno pepper jelly in the box as a bonus.

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#1 posted 945 days ago

Gorgeous! Love the texture of the mystery wood. What did you finish it with?

-- “There is nothing like looking, if you want to find something. You certainly usually find something, if you look, but it is not always quite the something you were after.” ~ JRR Tolkien

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#2 posted 945 days ago

Great idea I need to make one of these for Blondie, shes always cooking while I’m in the shop. Nice idea.

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

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#3 posted 945 days ago

Beautiful box.
I love it.
Best thoughts,

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#4 posted 945 days ago

Really nice recipe box,well done.

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#5 posted 945 days ago

Simple but classy. Very nice. Mitered keys look much darker than maple. Were they stained?

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#6 posted 945 days ago

Nice box really like mitered splines

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#7 posted 945 days ago

Great Lookin Box

-- Jim, Kentucky

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#8 posted 944 days ago

Thanks for the comments everyone!

Linjay – you’re correct, that’s not maple. I wasn’t sure why I was thinking it was – probably because I’m not so successfully working on a dovetailed box with maple.

I believe its actually Honduras rosewood. This gives me more reason to keep to 2 of my goals: get better at identifying wood and keeping a notebook handy to keep notes while I’m working on a project.

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#9 posted 944 days ago

Tokolosi – I used a tung oil finish.

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