Walnut Bread Box with Marquetry #5: This Is the End ...

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Blog entry by Harriman posted 05-14-2014 03:56 PM 2771 reads 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Well, I apologize to anyone who’s been following this project for taking so long to get pictures up of the finished bread boxes. I think they turned out pretty well. I put the cases together with hand-cut dovetails and I made the two pulls out of Ipe to match the knife handle in the marquetry.

There are a couple of things I really like about the design. For one thing, the way the door is hinged allows it to stay open while you’re getting your bread out. Also, I decided to use some wormy Butternut I had on hand to make the back panel. The holes those little fellows had drilled through the wood made a perfect venting system for the box.

Finally, the pullout cutting board provides a convenient place to slice that freshly baked bread once you’re ready.

Thanks for your feedback. I had originally wanted to more fully document the build, but I just wasn’t able to put the necessary time into it.

-- Lucas, Davie, FL –

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#1 posted 05-14-2014 04:08 PM

Very nice indeed. I like these a lot. The internal breadboard is a great idea, and your marquetry is both appropriate and nicely executed.

-- "Everybody makes mistakes. A craftsman always fixes them." (Monty Kennedy, "The Checkering and Carving of Gunstocks", 1952)

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Kaleb the Swede

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#2 posted 05-14-2014 07:49 PM

Great Job. These are really well done

-- Just trying to build something beautiful

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#3 posted 05-14-2014 10:33 PM

I’m with Roger.
I like the internal breadboard and love the marquetry.
Really makes me smile.

-- Paul M ..............the early bird may get the worm but it’s the second mouse that gets the cheese!

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#4 posted 05-15-2014 12:28 AM

Nice to see the final product! It turned out great!

-- Dean -- "Don't give up the ship -- fight her 'till she sinks!" Capt James Lawrence USN

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