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Project by Kent Shepherd posted 07-01-2011 05:55 PM 2221 views 2 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

New box design—at least for me. Made from Walnut and Figured Maple, mitered with maple splines.
Divided for standard tea bags. I used Soss barrel hinges. Finished with a hand rubbed lacquer

Thanks for looking.

-- She thought I hung the moon--now she just thinks I did it wrong





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CharlieM1958

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#1 posted 07-01-2011 06:02 PM

That looks great, Kent. Nice design and color combo.

Did you have any trouble with the hinges? I tried similar ones once and had problems with alignment.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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DaveWS

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#2 posted 07-01-2011 06:05 PM

That is one beautiful box Kent. I love the hinges as well as the choices of wood.

-- {Dave}

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Karson

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#3 posted 07-01-2011 06:05 PM

Kent: A beautiful chest. Are you going to mix up all the Tea flavors or do you only have 3 favorites.

Have you considered getting one of the Frued blades for Skill saws. They are 7 1/4” with a 5/8 hole but they are only 1/16” thick. They would make some very thin splines.

Chuck Bender was using one on a video that he made of making thin inlay pieces. It looks very cool. I just bought a pair at HD in a special package “Buy one get 1 free” The cost was $10.00 They are 24 tooth the 40 tooth blade costs $20.00 each.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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Tyler

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#4 posted 07-01-2011 06:06 PM

Looks great, I don’t think you can beat walnut and maple together. I was wondering how you liked the hinges as well and what method you used for the install?

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Kent Shepherd

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#5 posted 07-01-2011 06:19 PM

Charlie and Tyler, I thought the hinges were very easy. I set up a fence on my drill press. I carefully maked side to side and used a brad point bit.

Karson. I don’t drink much tea—I’m a coffee guy big-time! I actually made my wife one first, and yes, she will mix them up. She is married to me so she is used to “mixed up”. I am working on a bigger one with 6 compartments. I hope to market some of these.

-- She thought I hung the moon--now she just thinks I did it wrong

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Joe Lyddon

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#6 posted 07-01-2011 06:25 PM

Nice chest…

COOL splines…

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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RKW

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#7 posted 07-01-2011 06:43 PM

very nice

-- RKWoods

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reggiek

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#8 posted 07-01-2011 06:58 PM

Great box….excellent wood selection. I got a bag full of barrell hinges at a yard sale…glad to hear you had no problem installing….I’ve read the same as what Charlie says….so I hadn’t considered using them yet…..now I will have to try just to see how hard they are…..One thing though…I’ve heard that you need to chamfer the edges to make it work right…and I see you have a chamfer on the lid and body… Was that part of the design? or was that done to allow the lid to open?

-- Woodworking.....My small slice of heaven!

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Kent Shepherd

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#9 posted 07-01-2011 07:11 PM

reggiek, you do have to chamfer the edge for the lid, although I think I would anyway . It breaks up the sides on a taller box.

-- She thought I hung the moon--now she just thinks I did it wrong

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Bertha

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#10 posted 07-01-2011 07:33 PM

Absolutely gorgeous. The splined miters are fantastic. I used the bottom chamfer on a personal box and it’s become a favorite of mine. The ease of opening is hard to beat. This is one gorgeous box, Kent.

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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Karson

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#11 posted 07-01-2011 08:04 PM

Kent: I’m with you on the Coffee Overload. One of my daughters is married to a Canadian and they drink tea all the time. Another one of my son went to live with them for a year or so, and now he is Tea Struck.
He buys bulk flavored teas and we have a whole shelf of them in glass containers.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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SPalm

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#12 posted 07-01-2011 08:14 PM

Looks really nice Kent.
Walnut and maple make a great combo, and that top is really striking.

Steve

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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Beginningwoodworker

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#13 posted 07-02-2011 01:05 AM

Beautiful tea chest, Kent.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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ruddy

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#14 posted 07-02-2011 01:49 AM

Kent….a very elegant box. I also love the combination of walnut and maple.

-- And my head I'd be a scratchin'

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bigike

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#15 posted 07-02-2011 03:19 AM

saweeeeeeeeeeeet lookin box

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop, http://www.icombadaniels@yahoo.com

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