Cherry-Koa Recipe Box

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Project by jbschutz posted 820 days ago 1041 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 820 days ago

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 820 days ago

Really like this one! Very well done!

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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#3 posted 820 days ago

Nice design and great looking box

-- Custom furniture

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#4 posted 820 days ago

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

-- She thought I hung the moon--now she just thinks I did it wrong

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#5 posted 820 days ago

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 820 days ago

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

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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#7 posted 820 days ago

Nicely done.

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

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#8 posted 820 days ago

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

-- Lizardhead---Yeah but it's a dry heat--Tempe, Az

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#9 posted 819 days ago

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 819 days ago

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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