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Project by Belford posted 01-05-2017 12:48 AM 1098 views 5 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Walnut and hard Maple Tea Chest for my wife





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doubleDD

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#1 posted 01-05-2017 03:11 AM

Mighty fancy tea chest. I bet it is a pleasure to use. Nice work.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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BurlyBob

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#2 posted 01-05-2017 03:25 AM

The way you used that maple is super nice. It really works well with the walnut.

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#3 posted 01-05-2017 02:34 PM

It is because of projects like this that I can’t show my wife this site! Her wish list would never end!

Just beautiful! She must be happy!

-- Red pencil, red marker, marking knife... doesn't mater, the wood will end up the same color.

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#4 posted 01-05-2017 03:04 PM

This tea chest is a real beauty and so nicely done.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- 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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#5 posted 01-05-2017 05:44 PM

Wow! That is just gorgeous she should just love. Well done and welcome to LJ!

-- Ron, Eugene, OR, "Curiosity is a terrible thing to waste."

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EarlS

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#6 posted 01-05-2017 06:01 PM

Very nice. I especially like the inlay. I’m going to show my youngest daughter this. Her tea collection has taken over an entire cabinet in the kitchen and my wife would like it back. If I build my daughter a tea chest I would get points from both of them….. and I might be able to find some woodworking item I would need to complete the project. That would be a win-win-win…..

Did you find plans on-line of draw something up yourself?

-- Earl "I'm a pessamist - generally that increases the chance that things will turn out better than expected"

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Belford

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#7 posted 01-05-2017 07:51 PM



Very nice. I especially like the inlay. I m going to show my youngest daughter this. Her tea collection has taken over an entire cabinet in the kitchen and my wife would like it back. If I build my daughter a tea chest I would get points from both of them….. and I might be able to find some woodworking item I would need to complete the project. That would be a win-win-win…..

Did you find plans on-line of draw something up yourself?

- EarlS


I didn’t find anything on line, but I have seen that pattern of inlay on an old Indian blanket. It looks like it may be difficult to lay out without a lot of measuring but It’s really very simple one you know the secret.

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Mean_Dean

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#8 posted 01-05-2017 11:31 PM


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Did you find plans on-line of draw something up yourself?

- EarlS

I didn t find anything on line, but I have seen that pattern of inlay on an old Indian blanket. It looks like it may be difficult to lay out without a lot of measuring but It s really very simple one you know the secret.

- Belford

Care to share??!

As to the tea chest, well it’s beautiful! The inlay looks great and is very well done—and the walnut is amazing as it always is!

-- Dean -- "Don't give up the ship -- fight her 'till she sinks!" Capt James Lawrence USN

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Belford

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#9 posted 01-06-2017 01:04 AM


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Did you find plans on-line of draw something up yourself?

- EarlS

I didn t find anything on line, but I have seen that pattern of inlay on an old Indian blanket. It looks like it may be difficult to lay out without a lot of measuring but It s really very simple one you know the secret.

- Belford

Care to share??!

As to the tea chest, well it s beautiful! The inlay looks great and is very well done—and the walnut is amazing as it always is!

- Mean_Dean


It’s hard to explain, but I’ll try my best. The first thing to do is draw a 45-degree line in from each corner. Make sure your line is exactly from each corner with a combination square to a point where the lines intersect.
Set you router to the depth you want and to the distance from each edge. Now route your first rectangle, which will be the one farthest from the edge. Route to the lines drawn, stopping at each line. Once those corners are squared with a chisel you will have a rectangle at an exact equal distance from each edge.

Now once again with your combination square draw another 45-degree angle across each corner. The line must just barely touch the corner of the first routed rectangle. Now set your router to the distance from the edge you want for your outermost inlay.
Now route your second rectangle stopping at the line you’ve drawn across each corner.
The inlay process will be much easier if you inlay the first rectangle then route through it to cut the second rectangle.

This is difficult to explain when you have to put it in writing, hopefully you can see the lines I’ve drawn on the walnut panel on the right in this photograph. Count on screwing up the first one you make, so practice first.

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Belford

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#10 posted 01-06-2017 01:09 AM

These photos

may make it easier to understand. Then my poor explination.

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jcees

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#11 posted 01-08-2017 01:28 PM

Love the design and very well executed. Bravo!

-- When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world. -- John Muir

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