Cherry/Holly Recipe box

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Project by jaykaypur posted 08-19-2012 11:19 PM 1837 views 5 times favorited 22 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Made out of cherry and holly. Measures 7 1/2×4 1/2×4 and is finished with danish oil and wax. This is the first time I’ve ever tried doing an inlay like this and I got it right!! LOL….all the lines met up! Thanks for the looks and comments.

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

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Monte Pittman

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#1 posted 08-19-2012 11:26 PM

That’s really nice. I haven’t done inlays yet, I’m sure it’s coming.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#2 posted 08-19-2012 11:43 PM

I like those diamond shaped pieces on the corners, really add interests to it’s opening.

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#3 posted 08-19-2012 11:59 PM

Very cool box!

-- Ron Wilson - maker of fine firewood!

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#4 posted 08-20-2012 12:00 AM

Nice looking box. I like the inlay. The triangualr handle and hinges look great. An interesting design element.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#5 posted 08-20-2012 12:08 AM

that is really cool, very inovated, cool hinges, a very stylish box, good lumber mixture…your one busy wood worker…bravo

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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Dave Haynes

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#6 posted 08-20-2012 12:10 AM

Very neat. I like the way you hinged it.

-- Dave Haynes, Indiana,

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#7 posted 08-20-2012 12:21 AM

You have outdone yourself! The whole design is great. But those hinges make it!!

-- “There is nothing like looking, if you want to find something. You certainly usually find something, if you look, but it is not always quite the something you were after.” ~ JRR Tolkien

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#8 posted 08-20-2012 12:46 AM

Cool design on the hinges and handle. Beautiful grain on that cherry.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#9 posted 08-20-2012 01:10 AM


-- Peter, Central VA

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Jim Jakosh

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#10 posted 08-20-2012 01:20 AM

Beautiful job on that box. I love the hinges and the choice of wood!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#11 posted 08-20-2012 01:33 AM

Great box I like the Way the top opens those are very neat shop made hinges, one of a kind.

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop,

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#12 posted 08-20-2012 02:26 AM

Wow, really neat little box…... love the unique design with the inlays and especially the unique hinge method!

-- Gene, Majestic Eagle Woodworks,,

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#13 posted 08-20-2012 04:36 AM

JKP, it looks like you have done everything right on this build. The proportions are not bad, the hinges are a good idea, and the inlays are skillfully done, match, and add interest. The lift is a nice thematic match with the hinges. The finish that you have applied looks smooth and does a nice job of accenting the cherry’s grain. So how come you didn’t put a finish on the inside? I don’t get it. Looks like you are ready to try inlays that do more than bisect the spaces. Nice job on this. Keep boxing and keep posting.

-- Big Al in IN

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#14 posted 08-20-2012 07:02 AM

I agree with everything that has already been stated.
A beautiful box. I think the design is exceptional, the inlays are nice and minimal and the triangular lift and hinge features outstanding.

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

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#15 posted 08-20-2012 11:35 AM

I agree with are one busy LJ
the box size is perfect as is the inlay. choice of wood is again great but the inlay and the hinges and handle
make for a distinctive and unique work to be proud of

-- KOOG plan today...survive tommorow

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