Recipe Box

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Project by Celticscroller posted 09-24-2012 11:51 PM 1473 views 2 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I cut this box on the scroll saw from yellow cedar. I made the wood hinges on the scroll saw (not really successfully!) and inlaid the celtic knot from mahogany. The Celtic designs on the top and side of the box were hand carved. I finished with a Danish oil.

-- Anna

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#1 posted 09-25-2012 12:49 AM

Another beautiful piece—I really enjoy your work. Thank you for posting.

PS My wife also particularly enjoyed this box.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#2 posted 09-25-2012 01:13 AM

Great Box I like the box joints

-- Pat Brownfield Westland,Michigan

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#3 posted 09-25-2012 02:11 AM

Thanks for your kind comments.

-- Anna

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#4 posted 09-25-2012 02:22 AM

I like this box a lot.

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#5 posted 09-25-2012 09:44 AM

You did a beautiful job on this one Anna! The joints are so nice! and the carving along with it make this piece just lovely. Great job! :)


-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs ( Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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#6 posted 09-25-2012 10:04 AM

Very nice, Anna. You do really nice work.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- 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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#7 posted 09-25-2012 05:31 PM

If the box is this gorgeous, the recipes must be heavenly!

-- Rich, Seattle, WA

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#8 posted 09-26-2012 03:15 AM

Your comments are so kind! I enjoy combining scroll sawing techniques with carving. And Rich, the recipes are pretty good! I was a Home Economics teacher in Ireland many years ago so cooking is another hobby!

-- Anna

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#9 posted 09-26-2012 10:36 AM

Anna, welcome to Lumber Jocks. This is a great project. In one small box there are a lot of things going on. The breadboard sides are a nice touch, add an accent, and subtly pull the design elements together. The carving is interesting and the inlay is beautifully done. The indented lift is functional and doesn’t detract from the carvings and inlay. The hinges are in character with the rest of the work. Looks like you are working on lots of ideas at once, and they turned out well. Thanks for sharing your work with us. Keep boxing and keep posting.

-- Big Al in IN

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#10 posted 09-26-2012 07:53 PM

Thanks Al for your kind comments. My wooden hinges need improvement but I was happy since it was my first attempt at making them.

-- Anna

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#11 posted 09-26-2012 08:33 PM

Very sweet box! Welcome to LJs, Anna. That will be a favorite of Someone’s for many years. Nice work!


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#12 posted 09-28-2012 04:56 PM

Thanks Barb. I’m enjoying the LJ site and seeing everyone’s great projects

-- Anna

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