Tea Box for my Honey

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Project by Steve Kreins posted 06-18-2014 02:50 AM 883 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I finished this a few days ago for my wife. She loves tea so I made her a tea box. The front and sides are Marblewood, the top is Spalted Red Oak and the cross is Granadillo. The Granadillo came out a dark blood red and to me typifies the Old Rugged Cross. I cove routed the edges of the cross which makes the flat pop when waxed. The dividers are Poplar and yes the left side is a larger compartment for a special tea she has. The bottom is covered with green felt.

This was probably the most satisfying project I’ve done so far. It’s finished with Danish Oil and many coats of wax.

-- I thank God for everything, especially all of you!

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#1 posted 06-18-2014 03:01 AM

Beautiful, Steve. I bet she loves it.

-- Chris ** If there must be trouble, let it be in my day, that my child may have peace. — Tom Paine **

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#2 posted 06-18-2014 03:28 AM

Your projects keep getting better with each post….Oil finishes are my favorite, esp. on exotics and figured domestics….Thanks for posting…..........Wes

-- "After a year of doing general farmwork, it was quite clear to me that chickens and I were not compatible"-George Nakashima

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#3 posted 06-18-2014 04:14 AM

Steve, I think your box is great as I’m sure she does. YOu are an inperation to me. God bless you

-- Wood working will help heal your body and mind !!

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#4 posted 06-18-2014 12:46 PM

Very nice work Steve! She will love it!

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#5 posted 06-18-2014 01:20 PM

I’m sure she is going to love it, great work.

-- Bondo Gaposis

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#6 posted 06-18-2014 03:46 PM

This is nice looking and well done.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#7 posted 06-18-2014 10:51 PM

great box.very nice.

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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#8 posted 06-19-2014 01:03 AM

Yep, I agree. This is your finest to date! You have been pretty productive lately which I’m takin as a good sign.
Carry on….....

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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