Tea Time(s) Three

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Project by Woodenwizard posted 02-11-2018 11:07 PM 467 views 1 time favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Three Tea boxes that I made as gifts and to practice my marquetry and my finishing. Each box is finished differently. The Walnut top box was finished with 7 coats of Shellac and hand rubbed. The dragon box has three coats of wipe on poly. and the Maple top box was finished with Danish Oil and wax. The easiest was the wipe on Poly but I think I like the shellac finish best. It took more effort but the results were what I thought were the best. I know the shellac and oil do not provide as much protection and it will be interesting to see how each holds up. I also played around with doing some double splines on a couple of the boxes.

-- John, Colorado's (Wooden Wizard)

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#1 posted 02-11-2018 11:19 PM




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#2 posted 02-11-2018 11:26 PM

Three beautiful boxes John, each topped off with magnificent marquetry. I have several questions for you so I think I will do it via e-mail.

-- On the eighth day God was back in His woodworking shop! Lenny, East Providence, RI

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#3 posted 02-12-2018 12:43 AM

Very nicely done John.

-- John, British Columbia, Canada

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#4 posted 02-12-2018 01:55 AM

Really nice boxes! Very well done!

-- AJ, Long Island. New York

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#5 posted 02-12-2018 04:29 AM

Looking good John. I agree about shellac. French polish is my go to finish and I love it. A shellac finish may not be quite as durable but once scratched it is much easier to repair.
... and you can’t beat it for appearance.
Very nice work!

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fibreglass trees.

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#6 posted 02-12-2018 04:11 PM

Thanks for all the kind words. Paul, would love to come out to one of your classes. I need to be more diligent in planning. I truly appreciate your comments and guidance.

-- John, Colorado's (Wooden Wizard)

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#7 posted 02-12-2018 09:41 PM

These are all very nice tea boxes. Congratulations!

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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