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A Recipe Box for a Bride

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Project by PaBull posted 03-27-2012 01:34 AM 2341 views 5 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Another daughter is getting married. And the bridal shower organisers (my other daughters) commissioned me to make a recipe box.

For all the details on how I put this pallet wood box together, please check this blog:
http://lumberjocks.com/PaBull/blog/29136

1. the box finished
2. the box open with recipe stuff ready to go
3. that sap wood came in handy to do some writing on
4. proud finger joints
5. the wooden hinge, no metal on this box
6. half way the construction

I will have to go by my daughters place and check out what she is cooking after she is married.

Thanks for stopping by.
Pabull.

-- rhykenologist and plant grower





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jaykaypur

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#1 posted 03-27-2012 01:37 AM

That is a very well done recipe box. I like it a lot. Good job.

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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willie

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#2 posted 03-27-2012 01:40 AM

Looks great!!! You know that was a labor of love!

-- Every day above ground is a good day!!!

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jaykaypur

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#3 posted 03-27-2012 01:45 AM

That last pic really helped me a lot. I am relatively new to working with wood, but I used to do sheet metal layout work and that last pic was like a light bulb going off. Thanks man…..you have given me a lot of new design ideas/techniques to try out by using sheet metal layout design on wood!

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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Benboy

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#4 posted 03-27-2012 02:37 AM

I love that you are using woould that would have been thrown away by so many others.

-- If I can't make it, I probably don't need it.

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#5 posted 03-27-2012 02:57 AM

What a great gift, well done

-- Norman

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PaBull

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#6 posted 03-27-2012 02:57 AM

Hi Ben, pallet wood is my middle name.
Its just a little harder to work with when working with hand tools. The grain goes all over the place. More sanding, less planing.

Jay, that is just the funniest thing, woodworking with metal layout design. Please check out the blog too.
http://lumberjocks.com/PaBull/blog/29136

Willie, thanks, and good to see you here. I need to call you sometime, just to say “hi”.

Thanks Norman, I cant wait to see it all filled up with recipes.

Pabull.

-- rhykenologist and plant grower

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Woodbridge

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#7 posted 03-27-2012 12:25 PM

Thatis a very nice receipe box. Great design.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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terry603

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#8 posted 03-27-2012 01:27 PM

a nice keepsake that will always be used

-- may not always be right,but,never in doubt.

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helluvawreck

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#9 posted 03-27-2012 02:43 PM

This looks really nice and I like the rustic simplicity of it. Good work.

helluvawreck

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-- 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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PaBull

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#10 posted 03-27-2012 02:53 PM

Thanks helluvawreck, “Craftsman furniture” was simple in design. I like it too.

Terry, I would assume it will be right on the kitchen counter, or somewhere close to it.

Thanks Woodbridge, I hope she will say the same.

PaBull.

-- rhykenologist and plant grower

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nubbin00

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#11 posted 03-28-2012 02:37 AM

I like this: simple design, all wood construction, great looking finish. Sure it’s a small project but the person who gets this as a gift will probably keep it forever, filling it up with their favorite recipes over time, and will always think of you whenever they use it. I think that’s fantastic.

-- Nothing is foolproof to a sufficiently talented fool.

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