Utensil Box

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Project by Woodenwizard posted 10-22-2013 11:30 PM 1583 views 9 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A simple little project to hold kitchen utensils. It is 8”X8”X8”. Walnut with cherry splines and an oak leaf cut out. I know, I know, oak leaf on walnut but I guess it is a nifty way of representing three woods but only use two :)

-- John, Colorado's (Wooden Wizard)

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#1 posted 10-22-2013 11:38 PM

Very nice John, and I like your way of thinking about the three woods! Is that a lid tucked in there?

-- On the eighth day God was back in His woodworking shop! Lenny, East Providence, RI

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#2 posted 10-23-2013 12:04 AM

Thanks Lenny! No, it is not a lid. There is a small slot 3/16” so you could put a couple knives in the slot. Not sure that was the best way to do it but it was quick and it worked. On the next one I may try a shallow dado to hold the inner wall.

-- John, Colorado's (Wooden Wizard)

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#3 posted 10-23-2013 12:48 AM


I like your idea of the oak leaf, nicely done as usual….

-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT

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#4 posted 10-23-2013 01:21 AM

Nice little box John.
Looks like some careful sanding in those inside curves.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fiberglass trees.

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#5 posted 10-23-2013 01:36 AM

Very nice useful box, John!!

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

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#6 posted 10-23-2013 02:22 AM

Nice job, a maple leaf might have been nice. :-)

-- Lovin' sawdust in beautiful Fort Collins, Colorado

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#7 posted 10-23-2013 03:26 AM

Very nice job!! I am getting ready to make a knife block as a xmas present… I can see something like this being a nice compliment to it!!

-- - "But old news can change, as memories float downstream. So don't judge me by my failures, only by my dreams"

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#8 posted 10-23-2013 08:18 AM

Nice work, interesting idea for the knife slot as I was wondeing what the extra wood was in there for…

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#9 posted 10-23-2013 10:00 PM

Yes, very nifty. The oak leaf really dresses it up quite a bit.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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#10 posted 10-26-2013 01:38 PM

That looks great and I thought that was a lid also. I like the idea for the knives.

-- Kelly, Allen,KS

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#11 posted 10-26-2013 01:39 PM

John, I really do like this box.

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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#12 posted 10-28-2013 04:33 PM

Beautiful and well crafted box. The splines and the cut out are great accents. Like the knife slot. Great work!

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