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Appreciating Grandma's Cooking - Recipe Box

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Project by Dust_Maker posted 869 days ago 1006 views 2 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Just before my grandfather died I was able to write him a letter to try to capture some of what he had meant to me. This box is a non-verbal attempt to express some of the same thoughts for my grandmother. I will be adding a verbal attempt too, but this was the first step.

The wood is walnut from Kansas (sides), cherry from Alabama (lid), pine from Lowes (interior boxes) and ebony (drawer handle) from craigslist. I milled and dried the walnut and cherry. The finish is Formby’s tung oil finish topped by finishing wax.

I learned a few things along the way that I would do differently, and I would appreciate observations you all may have that would make the next one better.

-- 2Cor. 4:6





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cwdance1

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#1 posted 869 days ago

Beautiful wood and great craftsmanship.

Wonderful job.

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Boxguy

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#2 posted 869 days ago

Good Green and Green concept. You might consider splines in the smaller trays.

-- Big Al in IN

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Dust_Maker

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#3 posted 868 days ago

Boxguy, would the splines be for strength or aesthetics? I’ve not tried splines yet, so that is a great suggestion either way.

Thanks for the input.

-- 2Cor. 4:6

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Bertha

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#4 posted 868 days ago

Hecks yeah, Grandma’s cookin. I really like it just the way it is. I like the surface of the inner lid the best; like the character. Looks like the lid twisted on you a bit; I like that too. It’s just a very “real” looking piece to me, clearly handmade with a lot of love. I really, really like it.

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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SuburbanDon

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#5 posted 868 days ago

My observation is that it’s a nice box. I’ve been wanting to make one. Just haven’t found a good idea yet. I’d like to make one for my niece (9 yrs old) but I don’t think she’d appreciate splined corners etc.

-- --- Measure twice, mis-cut, start over, repeat ---

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