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Project by brentmore posted 02-18-2013 05:43 AM 1009 views 4 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I always enjoy making things that my wife can use. I think the only thing I make for myself are jigs for the shop. The latest creation is a mahogany and maple recipe box. It’s an original design that evolved on the table saw. It was initially a simple box with miter joints, but I wasn’t satisfied with the plain look of the mahogany wood alone, so I added some maple pillars to both strengthen the joint and provide some interesting contrast. I then chamfered the lid top using the table saw and finished it all with danish oil.

My garage smells of rich mahogany thanks to this project :)

-- Brent, http://www.brentmorelabs.com





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Joe Lyddon

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#1 posted 02-18-2013 06:10 AM

Super COOL!

I think she will LOVE it!

Nice job! Design…

Thank you.

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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Monte Pittman

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#2 posted 02-18-2013 09:34 AM

Beautiful work on this. Very classy looking.

I suppose you’re still “suffering” though the winter in Hawaii :-)

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

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WoodenFrog

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#3 posted 02-18-2013 01:11 PM

Now That’s a Cool Box!!
Very Nice Work!

-- Robert B. Sabina, Ohio..... http://www.etsy.com/shop/WoodenfrogWoodenProd

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brentmore

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#4 posted 02-18-2013 07:55 PM

This might be my last project in Hawaii Monte. We’re leaving in a few weeks… boy how the time flies!

I’ll miss the perfect weather, but I look forward to many more lumber and woodworking options on the mainland.

-- Brent, http://www.brentmorelabs.com

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Fishinbo

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#5 posted 02-20-2013 03:05 PM

Great use of beautiful wood for contrast. The box looks fantastic with the added pillars. Great work!

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