2 Recipe Boxes, from scraps of Ash

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Project by bandit571 posted 04-03-2019 02:51 PM 680 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Had a supply of Ash scraps…that was resawn to 1/4”-3/8” thick….rather than throw them all on the firepit, tried to make something out of them.

two similar, but different Recipe boxes….one has finger joint corners, the other has through dovetails,,,all handcut…
Tops are about 7” long, maybe 5” wide, not counting the finger grip. 1 coat of Puritan Pine ( with a drizzle of dark walnut added) followed by a coat of gloss poly.

Lettering is just stick-on letters I bought at Wall E World. hardware came from both Hobby Lobby, and Menard’s

The Boss has claimed one of these…not sure which one, yet. The other will go to either a friend, or, IF my Daughter wants one…

Screws were very small, hand-powered screwdrivers and a North Bros. push drill were used.

just some scraps of Ash..

-- A Planer? I'M the planer, this is what I use

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#1 posted 04-03-2019 03:43 PM

Super!! I really like the finger lift incorporated into the lid.

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

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#2 posted 04-03-2019 04:58 PM

Nice use of scrap. Nice project and nicely done.

-- Drew -- "The greatest wealth is health".

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#3 posted 04-03-2019 05:24 PM

There is something about a box with finger joints that just looks good. Nice grain patterns as well.

-- Earl "I'm a pessamist - generally that increases the chance that things will turn out better than expected"

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#4 posted 04-03-2019 06:33 PM

Nice project, are there really scraps anymore?

-- Petey

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#5 posted 04-03-2019 11:11 PM

Well done!

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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#6 posted 04-04-2019 02:02 AM

Very good use of “scraps”!! I like side handles and feet. The lid design is a nice feature. Thanks for sharing.

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#7 posted 04-04-2019 02:51 AM

They came out very nice. Good job.

-- Don K, (Holland, Michigan)

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#8 posted 04-05-2019 06:59 AM

Cool shape and other details.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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