|Project by CueballRosendaul||posted 08-02-2012 06:10 PM||1741 views||5 times favorited||7 comments|
I made a batch of recipe boxes this past Christmas (2011). All were cherry, but each one had a different leaf applied to the lid. I kept the construction simple with miter joint corners so I could wrap the grain around the corners. Material is 1/2” cherry. The lid simply has a rounded back edge and is hinged on a pair of brass screws. When closed it rests on the corner supports that reinforce the miters. The inside of the lid has a kitchen weights & measures conversion chart in stainless steel. I also put a tiny rare earth magnet there that can hold recipes on the open lid. The maple leaf was carved from a piece of figured maple. I went out in the yard and found a leaf, traced it with a pencil, and carved it with my Dremel. The stem is a piece of copper ground wire. I made an oak leaf and a pecan leaf as well.
-- Matt CueBall Rosendaul. I don't think I've ever had a cup of coffee that didn't have cat hair or sawdust in it.