Tea Pot

  • Advertise with us
Project by Jess Littlefield posted 07-01-2018 05:19 PM 805 views 2 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

All accessories are maple wood and the pot is plum which I had to take up because it was old and dying..

I used 100% tung oil thinned with about 30 % paint thinner to bring out the color of the wood then after sitting for a few days, I used Rustoleum gloss rattle can lacquer with about 10 coats over about four days spraying and between some coats I used 0000 steel wool to knock off the dust and bugs that got stuck in the finish. I spray outside in the summer. I left the flaws on each side to show what I had started with since it won’t ever be used to hold anything for I don’t have to tools to hollow it out. This time I started with a picture of a tea pot but I don’t worry about anything matching for I wing it as I go.
I will still use 0000 steel wool with Johnson’s paste wax to give it that smooth slick feeling that people like to do when they see something they like… I did use a yellow printers ink for the maple wood then before the clear lacquer was applied I removed most all the stain along the edges like it had been used for years and years reducing that area back to the original color of maple.

-- Jess Littlefield

11 comments so far

View Jess Littlefield's profile

Jess Littlefield

165 posts in 2815 days

#1 posted 07-01-2018 05:23 PM

I forgot to add, the carving type look I used a Dremel 3000 with a flexable shaft with a few good bits from Wood Carvers Amazing what a dremel can do to wood for I don’t own any hand carving tools, just the grinder..

-- Jess Littlefield

View ralbuck's profile


5424 posts in 2472 days

#2 posted 07-01-2018 05:32 PM

Very pretty.

Good thing it is not to be used for tea; I am positive the tea would have a “Woody” taste.

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

View WOODCEPTUAL's profile


84 posts in 2104 days

#3 posted 07-01-2018 06:20 PM

Beautiful… just beautiful! :)

-- The only difference between try and triumph is a little umph... and many a splinter in the hands! ;)

View lew's profile


12446 posts in 3961 days

#4 posted 07-01-2018 07:21 PM

They turned out fantastic, Jess!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

View Mark Wilson's profile

Mark Wilson

2304 posts in 1269 days

#5 posted 07-01-2018 07:36 PM

Downright Disney-esque. It’s wonderful.

-- Mark

View mikeacg's profile


722 posts in 1263 days

#6 posted 07-01-2018 09:06 PM

What a fun little piece Jess! Thanks for sharing!

-- Mike, A Yooper with a drawl,

View Rick S...'s profile

Rick S...

10913 posts in 3239 days

#7 posted 07-01-2018 09:09 PM

Very nice & Well done Jess!

-- I Chose "The Road Less Travelled" Now I'm Totally Lost! (Ontario, CANADA)

View woodbutcherbynight's profile


5734 posts in 2615 days

#8 posted 07-01-2018 09:34 PM

WOW, great job!!

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

View Oldtool's profile


2739 posts in 2397 days

#9 posted 07-01-2018 10:10 PM

Fantastic display of craftsmanship, one very unique & beautiful wooden creation. Well done!

-- "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The point is to bring them the real facts." - Abraham Lincoln

View majuvla's profile


13399 posts in 3073 days

#10 posted 07-02-2018 06:52 PM

Reminds me on ’’Beauty and the beast’’ tea pot…

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

View Mean_Dean's profile


6903 posts in 3353 days

#11 posted 07-03-2018 11:48 PM

That’s a beautiful tea pot—very stylish!

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

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics