Tea Chest #2

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Project by Kent Shepherd posted 08-16-2011 10:52 PM 1757 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 08-16-2011 11:04 PM


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: ... My Small Gallery:"

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Kent Shepherd

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#2 posted 08-16-2011 11:25 PM

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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#3 posted 08-16-2011 11:32 PM

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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#4 posted 08-16-2011 11:33 PM

great job.

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop,

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#5 posted 08-16-2011 11:46 PM

Such passion…

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

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#6 posted 08-16-2011 11:58 PM

Nicely done. I completely understand the box hangup thing.

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

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#7 posted 08-17-2011 12:03 AM

Beauty. Well done.

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#8 posted 08-17-2011 01:23 AM

Beautiful box, Kent.

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#9 posted 08-17-2011 01:26 AM

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 soon moving to Virginia †

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#10 posted 08-17-2011 01:28 AM

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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#11 posted 08-17-2011 03:25 AM

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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#12 posted 08-17-2011 06:10 AM

What a beautiful box. Wow.

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

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#13 posted 08-17-2011 07:30 AM

Very nice box, great work.

-- Tom D

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#14 posted 08-17-2011 07:31 AM

Great looking box Kent.

-- Worlds Best Box Hardware!

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#15 posted 08-17-2011 03:52 PM

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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