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Project by Kent Shepherd posted 1059 days ago 1542 views 0 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this tea chest for my wife for Mothers Day this year. I hope she doesn’t get tired of boxes. I seem to be hung up on them lately. I guess I could have bought a toaster!!

This one is Cherry and Maple. The hummingbird is carved free-hand with a Dremel.
Splines are Maple. I forgot to take a picture of the inside. It is made just like the last tea chest I posted.
I’ll try to add a picture later.

Thanks for looking

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





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Joe Lyddon

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#1 posted 1059 days ago

Beautiful!

I love your hummingbird!

Yes, I was wondering about the Top…
... looks like it may be of Door-Panel type of construction… but, don’t know…

Very STUNNING! Nice choice of woods!

Thank you!

-- 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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Kent Shepherd

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#2 posted 1059 days ago

Joe, Thanks .

The top is a regular raised panel, set into a 1/4” groove on the sides.
I ran the grooves on my router table with a slot cutter.

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

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patron

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#3 posted 1059 days ago

all those years working in two shops
is finally paying off kent

you are getting good
at this woodworking thing lol

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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bigike

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#4 posted 1059 days ago

great job.

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

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degoose

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#5 posted 1059 days ago

Such passion…

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ lazylarrywoodworks.com.au For lovers of all things timber...

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RogerBean

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#6 posted 1059 days ago

Kent,
Nicely done. I completely understand the box hangup thing.
Roger

-- "Everybody makes mistakes. A craftsman always fixes them." (Monty Kennedy, "The Checkering and Carving of Gunstocks", 1952)

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Loucarb

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#7 posted 1059 days ago

Beauty. Well done.

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Beginningwoodworker

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#8 posted 1059 days ago

Beautiful box, Kent.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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Karson

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#9 posted 1059 days ago

A beautiful box Kent. Nice job.

-- 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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itsmic

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#10 posted 1059 days ago

Very Beautiful Box, subtle contrasts with lovely wood, fine craftsmanship and a nice carving on top, Your work is always a pleasure to view, She will treasure this always. You can never have too many boxes, just becomes a challenge where to display them all, lols, thanks for sharing

-- It's Mic Keep working and sharing

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CharlieM1958

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#11 posted 1059 days ago

Kent, Mic took the word subtle right out of my mouth. A real sense of understated elegance makes this box special.

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

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Gary

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#12 posted 1059 days ago

What a beautiful box. Wow.

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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tomd

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#13 posted 1059 days ago

Very nice box, great work.

-- Tom D

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Ian Hawthorne

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#14 posted 1059 days ago

Great looking box Kent.

-- Coming soon the new improved Neat hinge! http://hawthornecrafts.com/our-blog/

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fernandoindia

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#15 posted 1059 days ago

A very nice box Kent.

I think your wife will never get tired of these beautiful boxes.

Anyway, if that were the case, you may build a big box: to store all other boxes. :)

-- Back home. Fernando

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