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Project by Slice posted 1290 days ago 964 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I did this project for my neighbors father for a Christmas gift. I stalked my other neighbors garbage for weeks…until I found old dressers that had been thrown out. I take the drawers and tear them apart and resaw them. I biscuit and glue them up to the size I need and then joint them. The only real expense is the hardware, because all the wood is reclaimed from the neighbors. The finish is a one coat poly stain that went on great (I did two coats). It has a felt bottom and a divider for cups and tea stuff. The joints are 1/2 inch box joints done with a Porter Cable 4012 jig. There is also an initial on top. I would like to try building a smaller version of this box on a table saw with a sliding box joint jig. Thanks for looking.





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ShopTinker

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#1 posted 1290 days ago

I like it, has a nice blend of grain and color. It’s also good to see that wood saved from the dump.

-- Dan - Valparaiso, Indiana, "A smart man changes his mind, a fool never does."

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OttoH

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#2 posted 1290 days ago

Very nice looking tea cup box, the finger joints really add to the beauty of the project. You should see about entering it in the Winter Awards contest

-- I am responsible for how I respond to everything in my life - - Deadwood SD

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itsmic

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#3 posted 1290 days ago

Good looking project, it’s great to get materials at low expense, I use a lot of pallet wood for some of my boxes, you are on the right track, thanks for sharing

-- It's Mic Keep working and sharing

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Monty Queen

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#4 posted 1289 days ago

Nice job on your tea box looks really nice. Great job.

-- Monty Q, Columbia, South Carolina.

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