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Two Recipe Box Red Oak With Walnut And Alder.

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Project by Blackie_ posted 292 days ago 863 views 1 time favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Last show I was at a customer asked for a recipe box, unfortunately I didn’t have one so I built two for this coming weekends show, the first box Is made from Alder and the second one is made from Red Oak and Walnut.

The Alder box, the hinges are store bought box store brand, I placed these hinges tied up on a string at the top of the air tight concealed jelly jar with ammonia for a few months only I forgot to put the screws in there :) non the less it turned from the brass color to the black as I wanted.

The Oak box I custom made these hinges from Walnut, they measure 3/4” wide by 1 1/2” long with a single dowel pin in each part using 1/4” finger joint bit, these hinges are quite small but I think they compliment the box well. Both boxes are sized to house 4” x 6” recipe cards along with the divider tabs, they are finished in tung oil, shellac, wipe on poly and paste wax.

Thanks for looking and comments are always enjoyed reading.

-- Randy - If I'm not on LJ's then I'm making Saw Dust. Please feel free to visit my store location at http://www.facebook.com/randy.blackstock.custom.wood.designs





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HillbillyShooter

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#1 posted 292 days ago

Great looking boxes and nice addition to your show inventory.

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

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littlecope

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#2 posted 292 days ago

Man, you are churning out Great Work like a machine!
I particularly like the Red Oak/Walnut one, great grain on the Oak…
Well Done Randy, again!

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.

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woodshaver

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#3 posted 292 days ago

Nice box’s Randy. The woman love a nice Recipe Box! My wife loves the one I made for her!

-- Tony C , My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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DocSavage45

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#4 posted 292 days ago

I like the side perspective. Shows the character of your work

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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gfadvm

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#5 posted 292 days ago

Both are nice but you know I like the wood hinges best!

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

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Blackie_

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#6 posted 292 days ago

Thanks everyone, George, Mike, Tony, Thomas and Andy.

Yep Andy I do too, I won’t be using the metal hinges anymore, I thought since I had them already and been sitting on them waiting for them to black I thought I’d use them.

-- Randy - If I'm not on LJ's then I'm making Saw Dust. Please feel free to visit my store location at http://www.facebook.com/randy.blackstock.custom.wood.designs

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aussiedave

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#7 posted 292 days ago

Very nice boxes Randy…your starting to make them quicker it seems…:)

-- Dave.......Keep calm and make more sawdust....

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Blackie_

3289 posts in 1109 days


#8 posted 291 days ago

Thanks Dave

Actually Dave and Mike, I’ve been working study like Greg so I’ll have plenty for the show this coming weekend plus also like Greg, I am also retired so more time in the shop :) I lost some of my inventory due to online sales which is a good thing.

-- Randy - If I'm not on LJ's then I'm making Saw Dust. Please feel free to visit my store location at http://www.facebook.com/randy.blackstock.custom.wood.designs

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Donna Menke

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#9 posted 291 days ago

The one with the walnut floats my boat. Color, shape, proportions, hinges- just about everything. Nice.

-- "So much wood. . .so little time!" www.woodworks-by-donna.com

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DocSavage45

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#10 posted 291 days ago

Randy,

I’m glad you are loosing inventory to sales…LOL!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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Blackie_

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#11 posted 291 days ago

Thanks Donna and Thomas.

-- Randy - If I'm not on LJ's then I'm making Saw Dust. Please feel free to visit my store location at http://www.facebook.com/randy.blackstock.custom.wood.designs

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Jim Jakosh

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#12 posted 290 days ago

Very nice boxes, Randy!!.................Jim

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

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Fishinbo

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#13 posted 289 days ago

Fantastic boxes! Love those awesome joints and hinges. Excellent work!

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Roger

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#14 posted 288 days ago

Excellent box building Randy

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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