Cherry-Koa Recipe Box

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Project by jbschutz posted 04-10-2012 04:58 PM 1449 views 3 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Cherry-Koa Recipe Box This is my second linked-ring wedding gift recipe box. A client saw the first one and decided she wanted to give one as a gift. The box is sized to hold 4×6 recipe cards and is constructed of cherry with koa accents. The cards are kept upright by the piano wire dividers inside. This is my first time to use the hidden barrel hinges and they work quite nicely, but require precise placement of the holes….no wiggle room. The box is finished with hand-rubbed poly.

-- jbschutz

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#1 posted 04-10-2012 05:05 PM

My, my, you have a knack for pleasing shapes. The chamfer on the lid and the lipping around the opening are nice details. And another of your lovely lid appliqu├ęs. While I’m usually not big on barrel hinges, they work well here. Also like the little wire dividers; a very practical solution for the glut of stuff that usually ends up in a recipe box. Nicely done.

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

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#2 posted 04-10-2012 05:08 PM

Really like this one! Very well done!

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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#3 posted 04-10-2012 05:10 PM

Nice design and great looking box

-- Custom furniture

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#4 posted 04-10-2012 06:44 PM

Great job on the box!
All the details are well done.


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#5 posted 04-10-2012 07:11 PM

Nice box, very well done, never used barrel hinges so thanks for the heads up though they do look very good.

-- Tom D

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#6 posted 04-10-2012 10:02 PM

very nifty. I like the rings on the top. very kool

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#7 posted 04-10-2012 10:48 PM

Nicely done.

-- And my head I'd be a scratchin'

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#8 posted 04-11-2012 01:54 AM

Speaking from experience (not much) you did a nice looking job on the hinges, I think I need a lesson

-- Good, Better, Best--Never let it rest---Always make your Good be Better & your Better Best

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#9 posted 04-11-2012 02:07 AM

That is the nicest recipe box i’ve ever seen! I like it a lot!

-- LittlePAW - The sweetest sound in my shop, next to Mozart, is what a hand plane makes slicing a ribbon.

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#10 posted 04-11-2012 02:31 PM

I’ve been wanting to use barrel hinges myself and your recipe box shows how great they work when done so well. Nice work!

-- Lorna, Cape Cod

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