Recipe Box Project! #2: Work on mom recipe box today!

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Blog entry by Beginningwoodworker posted 06-05-2010 02:23 AM 1913 reads 0 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I did some work on mom recipe box today! I try resawing on the table saw then I finish the cut by hand, I am doing a lot of hand work on this project! Note I dont remend resawing on the table saw it’s not the best method.

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#1 posted 06-05-2010 02:25 AM

Good progress charles ,It does look like hard work.

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#2 posted 06-05-2010 02:37 AM

A nice piece of wood. Good job on the cut and true-up.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Appomattox Virginia [email protected]

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#3 posted 06-05-2010 02:55 AM

Looking good Charles. I am sure your Mom will be pleased. Thanks for posting.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#4 posted 06-05-2010 03:04 AM

Nice looking box, CJ.

Thought you might do some dovetails on this one 8^)


-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#5 posted 06-05-2010 03:08 AM

nice looking walnut charles – resaw on ts gets a little scary,so i finally bought a bandsaw

-- -erik & christy-

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#6 posted 06-05-2010 03:26 AM

aren’t tools cool??? Charles think about how far you have come…I love watching your stuff…you clearly have a love for your work…i think only the love for your mom is greater.

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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#7 posted 06-05-2010 03:44 AM

i’ve only made a couple of boxes so far… my daughter is in the tea business. and i made a couple for her to ship her product in. I really enjoyed making them. looking for an opportunity to build more. Thanks Charles

-- James G'ville,MS Rev 22:2 .............. and the leaves of the tree [were] for the healing of the nations.

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#8 posted 06-05-2010 04:14 AM

Yes thats Walnut, thats a rip handsaw I am using.

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David Craig

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#9 posted 06-05-2010 06:08 AM

Looking good Charles. Looks like you have a handle on the hand tools :)

I did see an online article in Wood on using the tablesaw as a resaw tool. Basically, you would make a zero clearance plate for the TS but make a slot for a glued in, thin piece of hardwood to act as a splitter. This way the two halves won’t bind in to each other and cause kick back. You slide the board through, flip it, then slide it through again. This gives you 6 inches of cut with a 3inch raised blade. Not the best method, but if you have thick stock and you have no other option, it can do in a pinch (as long as you don’t pinch the wood;)

Can’t say enough about how the love of your work and the love for your mother inspires. Keep it up buddy!

David (aka Mr. Clean)

-- There is little that is simple when it comes to making a simple box.

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#10 posted 06-05-2010 10:48 AM

Charles Jackson III… cabinet maker to his MOM… I have been watching your progress.. How far have you come in the last few months is amazing…. I am proud that you have done so well… and more to come I am sure…

-- Don't drink and use power tools @

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#11 posted 06-07-2010 03:23 AM

Charles, it looks like you have developed good Plane technique. I need to do that. I agree with every one here, you have improved your skills. The Walnut you choose is very nice and I am sure will make a beautiful box. How did you manage to hand rip that board and get it so straight. Good progress! Good work! Nice project. Thanks for posting.

-- Terry Roswell, L.A. (Lower Alabama) "Life is what happens to you when you are making other plans."

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#12 posted 06-07-2010 12:57 PM

Roz the hand rip was not easy.

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#13 posted 06-08-2010 07:12 PM

Lookin’ good! It’s hard work sawing that thing!

-- Jamsie

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