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2020 bbq swap

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Project by wildwoodbybrianjohns posted 07-28-2020 10:31 AM 701 views 3 times favorited 26 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was My entry for the 2020 bbq swap, that went to Dick Byrd, aka Recycle1943.

Thanks to Dave P. for running this one!!!

The design is based on the traditional “curry box” that can be found in most households in India; in which they will keep their cherished collection of curry powders.

The glass rests on a 1mm thick foam cushion, and is framed as one would frame a window. The top moulding is just pegged with brass nails so if the glass ever gets broken it can be replaced by just removing the moulding(still, not going to be easy). An inner lip was added to guide the top as it closes, and to make the box more or less airtight.

All the interior boxes are removable/adjustable; and the box was also designed to accomodate the McCormick line of spice tins, if Dick wishes to substitute those for the individual containers.

I oriented the hinge to the length so the box can rest on the wing of Dick´s grill and be accessed unhindered. I made him send me a photo of his grill before I laid out the overall dimensions, yet still, it was a guesstimate.

The spoon was hand-carved from olivewood, and roughly corresponds to teaspoon/tablespoon measurements.

The piano hinge is medium quality level, but the tiny screws are still insufficient to carry the weight of the top, so I put some stabilizer wings on her as a safety measure.

Made entirely of Zebrawood, with Gabon Ebony handle and splines.
Finish is Linseed oil, MANY coats of shellac, light buff with beeswax.

Thanks for viewing

And Have a Great Day!

-- Wildwood by Brian Johns: The Big Bang: Nothing - exploded into Everything. Thanks to Nothing.





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recycle1943

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#1 posted 07-28-2020 11:08 AM

Brian, that is absolutely stunning. splines in the legs/feet, brass nails – I have to tell you, this won’t get anywhere near smokey greasy grill. It will however occupy a spot on our antique hutch in the dining room

Thank You for this wonderful box

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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#2 posted 07-28-2020 11:33 AM

Brian – another awesome creation!!! I never would have thought about a spice box, but it makes perfect sense.

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

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#3 posted 07-28-2020 12:06 PM

I haven’t seen a spice holder in a long time. Cool idea and nice work.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#4 posted 07-28-2020 12:15 PM

Great design and it turned out fantastic. Very well done!

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

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#5 posted 07-28-2020 12:44 PM

That is cool! Great work

-- Genghis Khan and his brother Don, couldn't keep on keeping on...

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#6 posted 07-28-2020 12:57 PM

Great job, Brian! Thanks for joining in on the swap!

-- Dave - Santa Fe

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#7 posted 07-28-2020 01:28 PM

I think beaders would also be interested in this kind of “box of boxes” approach. Also think about bento boxes for Japanese lunch enthusiasts.

-- Elliott C. "Eeyore" Evans

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#8 posted 07-28-2020 01:32 PM

Great job!!

-- Joel, People ask what I make. I tell them I make sawdust, and now and then a nice box or frame,or clock, or lamp pops out.

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#9 posted 07-28-2020 02:16 PM

Wow Brian. So simple and elegant. Another beauty from WW! I never thought of a spice box…made more than my fair share of spice racks though…
Your use of the zebra wood and simple splines lets the wood shine through, and I love how you thought it out with the brass nails and room for the spice tins as an alternative….though Dick, if you remove those wonderful little containers for McCormick tins….well…let’s just not go there..; )

Brian…I love your projects. You always say…” Thanks for viewing…Have a great day! “ at the end of all your project posts. My response…” Thanks for posting! ...And I will have a great day because it started with one of your project posts! “
I wish you a great day as well!

BTW…if any of you have not seen the movie “The 100 Foot Journey,” I recommend it. Everyone needs a spice box in their lives…; )

-- Live to putter...putter to live!

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#10 posted 07-28-2020 02:21 PM

wow that is just gorgeous,and what a beautiful way to house your spices.i think dick was a lucky guy getting you in the swap buddy.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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#11 posted 07-28-2020 02:38 PM

Great job Brian – and so much cooler than a boring spice rack. It appears that the little boxes are all individual pieces so one could conceivably move them around as well as label them. I’m thinking I will need a spice cabinet though… Is that a real thing?

Mike

-- Mike, A Yooper with a drawl, http://www.artcentergraphics.com

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#12 posted 07-28-2020 02:41 PM

Another nice one Brian 8^)

I’ve been sitting on a plank of zebra wood for some time now, the size of your box makes ZW perfect, plenty of grain to show it off.

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#13 posted 07-28-2020 03:26 PM

That’s a wonderful box and a very useful one at that Brian. Excellent work! :-)

-- Kenny, SW VA, Go Hokies!!!

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#14 posted 07-28-2020 03:27 PM



Another nice one Brian 8^)

I ve been sitting on a plank of zebra wood for some time now, the size of your box makes ZW perfect, plenty of grain to show it off.

- splintergroup


An issue I often have. An especially lovely or unique piece of material needs to be part of a correspondingly special project….and in my case anyway…I have a hard time using it lest I be disappointed in the result. Occasionally my projects suffer from the “fast food” affect. That hamburger you end up with rarely looks quite as wonderful as the juicy one in the picture over the counter… ; (

-- Live to putter...putter to live!

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#15 posted 07-28-2020 04:29 PM

I love how you thought it out with the brass nails and room for the spice tins as an alternative….though Dick, if you remove those wonderful little containers for McCormick tins….well…let’s just not go there..; )

- RCCinNC

I’m pretty sure that box will be used to show how I should be doing it ( if I had the talent )

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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