Tea Box

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Project by dragonnotes posted 973 days ago 1328 views 4 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A gift for mom. I gave to her 2 months after her birthday, but better late than never.
Red Oak, walnet keys, Miniwax red oak stain (miniwax ugh)
It was the first time routing dados for the dividers. I’ve read how to do this a million times and messed it up anyway!
My creative solution was to route bigger dados fill those with smaller dado inserts out of poplar. I was going for the contrast thing. lol
The dividers are MDF covered in rice paper.
And mortised hinges.
BTW – She loved it.

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will delaney

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#1 posted 972 days ago

I like you creative solution. I think that I would like to try this, the only thing I would do is bring the dividers up to the top of the box. Making mistakes and coming up with a solution is a great creative process. That is if you like the way it came out. Nice gift.

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#2 posted 972 days ago

Nice job, keyed miters look good, I need to make one of these for my wife.

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#3 posted 972 days ago

Great job!!

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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#4 posted 971 days ago

Nice design and save .
I don’t care for the stain either.
When I use hardwoods , I like to leave them as Nature intended(color-wise) : )

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

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#5 posted 971 days ago

Clever fix for the dadoes. A crotchety old woodworker once told me: “good woodworking has nothing to do with skill, it’s how well you cover up your mistakes.”

-- "Never give a sucker an even break." -W.C. Fields

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#6 posted 971 days ago

Nice job. If you do not tell anyone they will never see the mistake. I think it adds unique detail.

-- Ron, Kutztown, PA "The reward is in the journey."

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#7 posted 858 days ago

A really nice tea box.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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