Bread Box With A Touch Of Inlay

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This is the first real project to which I have attempted to add some inlay.  I left the lid thick enough so that if the inlay really went bad, I would be able to just plane it off and try again another day on another project.  But, it came out well enough that I kept it.

I made this bread box from cherry.  The inlay is maple.  I finished the box with clear shellac and wax.

I was going to make some gizmos with slots to hold knives on the top.  But, that piece of cherry, shown in the last photo, seems too nice to cover.

Now that I look at the pictures, it looks a bit like a wooden toaster oven!

Update
This was posted elsewhere Nov 5, 2010.  It has been used a lot in the past 12 years.  The cherry has darkened in that wonderful way that it does.  Here are current photos:

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Beautiful piece to have sitting on the kitchen counter. Well done. 

Main Street to the Mountains

nice work  chuck,inlay looks great.

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

Very nice, I love the inlay it adds so much.

.................. John D....................

Kudos! Where did you source the hinges?

Knowing how to use a tool is more important than the tool in and of itself. - Ron Aylor

Ron - It was a while ago!

I think I got them at Acorn Manufacturing:
https://acornmfg.com/rough-butterfly-hinge-pair.html#

The box has seen a lot of use over the past 12+ years and the hinges are holding up fine.

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ChuckV

Ron - It was a while ago!

I think I got them at Acorn Manufacturing:
https://acornmfg.com/rough-butterfly-hinge-pair.html#

The box has seen a lot of use over the past 12+ years and the hinges are holding up fine.

Thanks, Chuck!

Knowing how to use a tool is more important than the tool in and of itself. - Ron Aylor