Bread Box

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Project by toolfooldan posted 09-22-2017 11:10 PM 1837 views 4 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Alas, I’ve been remiss at visiting this site and posting my projects. Now that I’m retired I plan to spend more time here soaking in all the great projects y’all do (and maybe stealing some ideas :) ). I’ll be posting some other projects I’ve done over the last couple years.

So, I remember seeing a basket weave pattern in a carving book years ago and when the spouse said she wanted a bread box, well I knew I had the right project for the basket weave. Nothing fancy but darn tedious.

Basswood. Shellac on inside; Minwax Finishing Wax on the outside. Hardware from Lee Valley.

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#1 posted 09-22-2017 11:26 PM

Wow, great bread box, and a lot of carving.

-- 👀 --

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#2 posted 09-23-2017 12:45 AM

Beautiful job there tfd.

I bet that wasn’t cut with a bread knife…. however, fess up…. how much bread does it actually hold?

Now that you claim to be retired…

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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#3 posted 09-23-2017 01:32 AM

That’s beautiful work. Such skill and precision, and the basket weave is perfect for a bread box.

-- Half of what we read or hear about finishing is right. We just don’t know which half! — Bob Flexner

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#4 posted 09-23-2017 06:43 AM

A nice box and als a very nice carving.


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#5 posted 09-23-2017 02:19 PM

This breadbox is so nice and beautifully done. It shows a lot of wonderful craftsmanship.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#6 posted 09-23-2017 04:13 PM

Beautiful work! I can only imagine how sick you were of that pattern at the end – but what an amazing look.

-- Todd

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#7 posted 09-23-2017 07:36 PM

super job

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#8 posted 09-24-2017 01:08 AM

I made and sold many bread boxes back in the 70’s but they sure didn’t look nearly as Nice as yours does. Great job

-- Larry in Hawaii,

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#9 posted 09-24-2017 01:13 AM


-- Larry in Hawaii,

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#10 posted 09-24-2017 01:55 PM

Outstanding box! Little word of how you made those waves….

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#11 posted 09-24-2017 04:55 PM

Outstanding box! Little word of how you made those waves….

- majuvla

Majuvla – the quick answer is see the book titled “High Relief Woodcarving” by William J. Schnute. I’m thinking about creating a blog detailing the process.

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#12 posted 09-24-2017 07:46 PM

Dan , nice job and congratulations on your ‘Daily Top 3’ award.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#13 posted 09-25-2017 06:18 PM

Wow! really beautiful!

-- Jim, Marostica Italy

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#14 posted 09-25-2017 09:04 PM

Beautiful work. Great carving.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#15 posted 09-27-2017 01:49 AM

Nice work! (I’d read the blog on the basket weave carving)

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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