Recipe Box

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I had a request from my granddaughter for a recipe box for her friend Amanda who was recently divorced. In the divorce her Ex took the recipe box she had so she needed a new one as she had a lot of recipes.
This one is made from 1/2" solid cherry with a maple plywood bottom. I made it with the sides ,top and bottom glued together in one piece and then cut the curved shape on the bandsaw. 

Cheers, Jim

Cheers, Jim ........................ Variety is the spice of life...............Learn something new every day

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nice box jim. i see your putting that laser to good use.

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

Nice bandsaw cutting...and nice gift for someone in need.
Who takes a recipe box?  Nice of you to replace it for her…

Ryan/// ~sigh~ I blew up another bowl. Moke told me "I made the inside bigger than the outside".

Second photo made me think you were using really wavy lumber, then I saw the curve cut 🤠

Nice gift for replacement, good to have it name-tagged too!
Nicely done.  The curved top is a great design feature.  Customized too!
They make great gifts.

Nice job there!

Petey

you put a GR8 BIG smile on Amandas face GR8 JOB 😍😎👍

*TONY ** Reinholds* ALWAYS REMEMBER TO HAVE FUN

I like that! You're really making me want a laser.

You don't always get what you go after,but you do get what you wouldn't have got if you didn't go after what you didn't get. Blaze Foley

Very nice, that curve in the top rally adds such a nice touch.

Jack

Nice box and the cut curve.    If I made that cut it would be a tense moment or two.

Ron


Taking one's recipe box is a good excuse for a divorce!

Nice cleanup on the two halves after the bandsaw... any tricks in keeping it so snug?

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

Thank you for all the nice comments. Amanda will be getting it this week.

Hi Larry and Hairy, I sure do like to use the laser every chance I get. I thought I might be too dumb to learn how to use it, but I was surprised how easy it is to use the XTool. I really goofed up on this box. I wanted to have it engraved rather than scored but I forgot to change that parameter and noticed it when the top of the first word was cutting. I manually set it at the starting point and I was afraid that I'd be off when re setting it ( because it is by sight and  not by digital location) and goof up the looks of the top of the name...so I continued with both scored rather than engraved. I don't think she will care--I hope!

Cheers, Jim ........................ Variety is the spice of life...............Learn something new every day


 Jim Jakosh 
 .... I don't think she will care--I hope!

Ah-Ha!  If she buggers up a recipe, I know who'll she blame... one JJ.

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

Nice thought on your granddaughters part, and nice work on your part. I'm sure this will be greatly appreciated.
Great gift Jim, I’m sure she will love it.
Thanks Alex, Tom and Fotodog!!

Hi Alex, to finish the contours after bandsawing, I use a finishing sander all along the surfaces to try to take off the same amount everywhere. I worked it up in grades 100-150 & 220. When I mount the hinges, I put a piece of cardboard between them right next to the hinges to insure the top falls flat onto the bottom and does not hang up and not close completely. I save all the cardboard from the Coke cases that my wife drinks like it is going out of style. It is great for patterns and all kinds of applications.

Cheers, Jim

Cheers, Jim ........................ Variety is the spice of life...............Learn something new every day

Those recipes never had a better box!! Well done Jim! I bet she's pleased!!

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 Dutchy
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Recipes in a box instead of a iPad. Nice!

Both are worth cooking.

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

Thanks Rick, Dutchy and Alex!!. I have my recipes on MS Excel and copies on  a number sheets in my Franklin Planner...Remember those?? I still use mine. I'm old from the last century when life was much more peaceful!!

Cheers, Jim ........................ Variety is the spice of life...............Learn something new every day