Bread box #3: Sorry for the wait

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Blog entry by JuniorJoiner posted 06-24-2009 07:55 AM 4600 reads 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I apologize to everyone for the delay on finishing this project. I was sidelined for a few weeks doing a stint in rehab. The veterans affairs people thought it was necessary because of my daily morphine use. So off I went… Not many woodworkers to chat with in rehab.

Anyway, Here is the finished project, I had to rush to get this done, so a few minor design changes were made to save time. overall, it was a fun project and a learning experience , as i did a few things differently than i normally would.

As you can see in this picture, the stain does still allow the joinery to be seen. it would have been a shame to cover up the through dovetails and wedged threw tenons.
the finish is red mahogany stain on the western maple, with a jacobean stain applied over top to give it the darkness and depth (also to try and match the kitchen it’s made for). then a few coats of shellac rubbed out.
the inside is unfinished.

The back is a raised panel made from a single pine board. this was a compromise from what i had originally intended, but it did save some time. and now I know a different technique to make a raised panel with hand tools.

Inside the drawer, I added a kerfed block of birds eye to hold knives, since this is a gift, I’m giving the henkels bread knife as part of the gift. I’m hoping if this project dosen’t get much use as a bread box, it will at least be decent kitchen storage.

overall, I’m happy with the outcome of this project. Though mistakes were made in my haste. the door hinge was not intended to be visible, but because i changed the hinge type mid build, it was. That change led to different knobs, and not using hinge stays. which i would not do again.

The project gets delivered in the morning, before I get on a plane for a three week vacation with my son. So I will be concentrating on salmon fishing and bear hunting, but i may sneak in a bit of woodworking if i can.

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

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#1 posted 06-24-2009 09:55 AM

Very cool. I made a bread board with a drawer under for knives.. similar to yours.. gave it to the sister- in-law one christmas.. found out later that it was the one think my wife actually liked. go figure.. never said.. will have to make amends with another one day.

-- Be safe.

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#2 posted 06-24-2009 03:00 PM

Cool looking bread box, you is a great craftsman.

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#3 posted 06-24-2009 03:05 PM

nice work !
lots of detailing ,
im sure they will love the gift ,
and the thought behind it !
watch out for the bears ,
you know what they do in the woods .

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#4 posted 06-24-2009 03:15 PM

I love the figure of the Quilt. The drawer for knives is a great feature.

-- "Preach the gospel always. If necessary use words" -St Francis of Assisi

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#5 posted 09-15-2009 08:15 AM

Hay, good joinery man well done.
You know me, I am a bit crazy about… well many things, any way here is the point:
I see you have some lack of history, stiyle, color, wood knowledge – which is not bad at all man,
what you have achived so far in my opinion is very good.
But do you want to stick to what you know and do what is relatively easy, or you wona do something more interesting and complecated?
I think you have a room to expand and chance the change direction of your work.
If yes – wisp me I will tell you a few tips if not np man, still good work you done :)

-- The way I work - the way I live. goldenhands

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#6 posted 09-16-2009 07:48 AM

very well done it looks great


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