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Lines & Curves - walnut & figured maple tea box

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Project by Ossian posted 02-05-2011 04:15 AM 1815 views 11 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The body of the box is a beautifully varigated piece of air-dried walnut with fiddle back maple keys at the corners, wide enough so the figuring stands out. The board was cut so that the flowing wave of the grain makes a continuous pattern around the box.

The lid is a crotch from a maple with waves of striped figuring coming together at different angles. The handles are carved from the same board as the body of the box. I cut a curve out, flat on both sides (like part of a tube), and then cut it from corner to corner. Polishing them was … painful.

The inside is lined with rust ultra-suede and has removable dividers of the same fiddle back maple as the keys on the body. The box and dividers are sized to hold standard tea bags.

I found the walnut board at Rockler’s for far too much money. The fiddleback came from a friend’s firewood pile.

This one sat in my shop, complete, for six months so I could pet it and admire the grain. Then it sat in the entryway to the house for another four months. I think I like this one.

-- http://www.etsy.com/shop/Ossian





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B13

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#1 posted 02-05-2011 06:24 AM

Pretty box. great combo. of wood the key’s stand out I like It.

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#2 posted 02-05-2011 06:45 AM

Lovely treatment of the wood.

-- Smitty

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dustynewt

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#3 posted 02-05-2011 12:16 PM

Cool box. I love the top handles. Well done!

-- Peace in Wood ~ http://dustynewt.com/

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Jamie Speirs

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#4 posted 02-05-2011 03:31 PM

You should like this one, it is a superb box and holds tea. :)

jamie

-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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webwood

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#5 posted 02-05-2011 05:34 PM

very cool handles – very creative

-- -erik & christy-

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DaveLeHardt

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#6 posted 02-05-2011 05:46 PM

A most excellent box. I can see why it was so hard to call it complete!

-- What? Me worry?!

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CanalboatJim

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#7 posted 02-06-2011 02:29 AM

Loveley box. I like the way that you took the trouble to feature the wood in your design. That really takes this project a step up from the standard box.

-- Jim Westbrooks

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mcoyfrog

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#8 posted 02-10-2011 07:55 PM

This is awesome, I love the grain and the keyed corners really make it pop

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

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LittlePaw

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#9 posted 02-11-2011 01:10 AM

Very nice box. Now my wife wants one for all her tea bags!

-- LittlePAW - The sweetest sound in my shop, next to Mozart, is what a hand plane makes slicing a ribbon.

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Roger

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#10 posted 08-22-2011 08:48 PM

really nice. wood combos are gr8

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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Thor Shuart

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#11 posted 02-16-2013 03:05 PM

Very nice. Love it.

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