Yes, it's a box; I think, but maybe not your cup of tea?

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We were struggling to come up with an idea for a 21st birthday present for a nephew who has almost everything. This was the result – a wacky container for his small change. We think he liked it. Lift the spoon and the lid lifts along with it.

I think the cup and saucer were laburnum and the spoon sycamore.

-- Res severa verum gaudium - True pleasure is a serious business.

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#1 posted 09-25-2007 11:37 PM

Stewart: A novel idea.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#2 posted 09-25-2007 11:39 PM

Great project Stewart.And I really like your choice of woods.Sorta looks like Mocha.

-- If I can do it, so can you.

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#3 posted 09-25-2007 11:47 PM

A coupe of tea with a little “Grouse” works for me.

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#4 posted 09-26-2007 12:13 AM

Nice work, Stewart! That wood is gorgeous…

Another “one of a kind” creation.

-- Tom, Surfside Beach, SC - Romans 8:28

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#5 posted 09-26-2007 02:22 AM

very cool…very creative…i love it—-any more pictures???

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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#6 posted 09-26-2007 05:04 AM

There’s a cuppa for you. Fun!

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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#7 posted 09-26-2007 12:09 PM

brilliant. Haha. If he’s not sure whether he loves it yet, after a few friends give their “ooh ahhs”... he’ll be showing it off with pride and a smile.

Too cute.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#8 posted 09-26-2007 12:16 PM

Great idea…
Is it yew?
How did you fix the handle to the cup?

Trying to get decent wood here is impossible – woodturning just doesn’t happen as far as I can work out… I never thought I’d miss John Boddy’s prices…

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#9 posted 09-26-2007 02:47 PM

Gives new meaning to a sippy cup!

Wonderful idea!

-- Carpe Lignum; Tornare Lignum (Seize the wood, to Turn the wood)

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#10 posted 09-26-2007 09:59 PM

Excellent -

-- Tony - All things are possible, just some things are more difficult than others! - SKYPE: Heron2005 (

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#11 posted 09-26-2007 10:33 PM

Again, thanks for the feedback all! Matt – that’s the only pic I seem to have taken before we gave it away. I suppose I didn’t envisage anything like LJ at the time. Duncan – as far as I remember, it was a laburnum branch for the cup & saucer; teak for the tea/coffee and ash for the handle. I shaped the handle’s mating surface to the cup and then reinforce the joint with some tiny dowels; probably cocktails sticks.
As for John Boddy’s, I called in there a couple of months ago, and for the first time in my life, came out empty handed. Stocks of interesting stuff had been run right down, and much of the area was taken up by boring flooring.

-- Res severa verum gaudium - True pleasure is a serious business.

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#12 posted 09-26-2007 11:39 PM

That’s thinking outside the box!!!

-- Hard work spotlights the character of people; some turn up their sleeves, some turn up their noses, and some don't turn up at all!

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#13 posted 11-05-2007 01:51 AM

What a great idea! I showed my nine-year-old and she said, “that’s very clever!” I bet it was a lot of fun.

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#14 posted 08-25-2008 09:44 PM

Neat idea

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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#15 posted 09-03-2008 05:38 PM

that is pretty clever, thanks for posting it!

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