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Project by DarrylJN posted 10-27-2011 03:02 AM 1868 views 19 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I literally just finished making this tea box which is made from Walnut and Maple. The box is approximately 12×8 x 4-1/2 and feels pretty darn solid. The liner and removal inserts are made from Maple as well. This is my first box where I tried finger joints and ended up really getting into it so I made the handle and base with those as well. I also cut the lid at an incline towards the center which I then shaped with the belt sander. So far, I’ve only made a few boxes but I would have to say that this is my favorite one!

-- Darryl ~ Waxhaw, NC





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Dusty56

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#1 posted 10-27-2011 03:49 AM

Came out perfectly ! Love the way you matched the grain flow on the lid !
Nice wood combo and design.
Your finish was what , and is the interior finished as well ?

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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DarrylJN

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#2 posted 10-27-2011 04:07 AM

Thanks! I used 5 coats of General Finishes High Performance Polyurethane on the entire box both inside and out. I first sand with 320 after the first coat and then 400 in between the remaining coats with #0000 steel wool after my final coat.

-- Darryl ~ Waxhaw, NC

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#3 posted 10-27-2011 04:19 AM

The finish adds so much to a project…I think you nailed this one : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#4 posted 10-27-2011 04:42 AM

Thanks again! :)

-- Darryl ~ Waxhaw, NC

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#5 posted 10-27-2011 07:05 AM

Lovely… just lovely…

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

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#6 posted 10-27-2011 07:05 AM

Very nice looking box, excellent work.

-- Tom D

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#7 posted 10-27-2011 10:23 AM

Beautiful box! Walnut and Maple always seem to play off of one another really well, and your finger joint details accentuate this nicely.

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#8 posted 10-27-2011 11:15 AM

Great work.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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ellen35

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#9 posted 10-27-2011 12:16 PM

Love those tea boxes… this is a beauty. The combination of maple and walnut is just so stunning.

-- "Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good." Voltaire

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helluvawreck

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#10 posted 10-27-2011 01:29 PM

It’s a very attractive box. Congratulations.

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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DarrylJN

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#11 posted 10-27-2011 03:51 PM

Thanks Ellen, I actually looked at your tea boxes for some ideas and design techniques.

-- Darryl ~ Waxhaw, NC

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DarrylJN

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#12 posted 10-27-2011 03:54 PM

Thanks for all the comments! I love all the feedback from my fellow LJers!

-- Darryl ~ Waxhaw, NC

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#13 posted 10-27-2011 07:08 PM

Great box. I really like your use of the different woods.

-- Tim, Missouri ....Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what the heck happened

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#14 posted 10-28-2011 02:19 AM

Beauty!

-- Jamie

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#15 posted 10-28-2011 05:35 AM

This looks just great…wow!!!!!.....wonderful job on this, thanks for sharing!

-- "Always continue to learn, laugh and share!" JJW

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