Bread box #1: carcass and drawer

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Blog entry by JuniorJoiner posted 05-07-2009 04:02 AM 2305 reads 3 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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This is the project i am working on, A Bread box which was a special request from a friends eldest daughter for her wedding gift.The wood is western maple, mostly heartwood.
The project is going to receive a very dark stain to match their kitchen, so the hand cut joinery will be obscured when the project is complete.

The through tenons are wedged with black walnut wedges.

The drawer is quarter sawn Alaskan yellow cedar, tiny dovetails only 3/8ths of an inch at their widest.
the drawer bottom is attached with drawer slips (again 3/8ths wide).

The drawer front will be a solid piece attached to the drawer body, and a frame and panel main door, upward opening, attached with knife hinges.
hopefully i will get that completed soon and get the pictures up.

-- Junior -Quality is never an accident-it is the reward for the effort involved.

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#1 posted 05-07-2009 04:14 AM

The picture makes the drawer joinery look kinda sloppy, It is the dark glue(titebond 3) on the very light wood.

-- Junior -Quality is never an accident-it is the reward for the effort involved.

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#2 posted 05-07-2009 04:15 AM

Hey Junior
This by far is the fanciest bread box I’ve ever seen great workmanship.beautiful.


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#3 posted 05-07-2009 03:35 PM


I really like the diagonal wedges!

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

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#4 posted 05-07-2009 05:43 PM

Hopefully the dark stain will still let your superb joinery shine through! Great project.

-- Rich in Richmond -- Experience is something you don't get until just after you need it.

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#5 posted 05-16-2009 05:32 PM

Looks nice Junior.

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