Bread box solid cherry & Cutting board for the wife

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Project by Dan posted 10-06-2011 07:29 PM 5582 views 1 time favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I had been trying to think of something small to make that I could complete in a couple of days and I just couldn’t come up with anything I wanted to make. So I asked my wife if there was something I could make for her and she said “a bread box”. Done!

I had a nice wide piece of cherry that I used for the majority of the box, the back panel is also cherry but from a much lighter board. I came up with the design and just kind of made it up as I went along. I used simple rabbet joints for the frame and back panel. The box lid also has rabbets cut so that it sits in the box while closed. The lid handle is a piece of scrap maple and I shaped it by hand. I finished the box with a few coats of Tung Oil.

The cutting board was made prior to the bread box and was a birthday gift for my wife. The cutting board is made from cherry and wenge. I just kind of came up with the design after I had glued up and cut the pieces.

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-- Dan - "Collector of Hand Planes"

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#1 posted 10-06-2011 08:16 PM

Nice looking bread box. Yoiu don’t see any of them to often now.

-- Tim, Missouri ....Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what the heck happened

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#2 posted 10-06-2011 10:18 PM

what a nice set of projects here dan, very nice work, the cutting board is really nice, lots of work in making those, good job

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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