Some boxes for holding tea-bags

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Project by rkoorman posted 01-21-2012 08:17 AM 2026 views 5 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch


Finally there was some time for the shop !!! I decided to make some more boxes but these should have a proper use. March this year I’m having an expo of my work but i didn’t have a lot in store because normally i sell prettu quick.

These boxes are made out of book-matched walnut. Top is quilted maple veneer and on the other eucalyptus burl veneer. The inside dividers are made out of maple and the bottom is MDF covered in velvet and the bottom sprayed black.

The hinges are made out of maple with a piece of brass.

The boxes will se sold at the expo and 100% of the money will go to a organisation which helps childeren who are fighting cancer.

thanks for looking



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#1 posted 01-21-2012 08:21 AM

Very nice – the wood hinges are great!

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#2 posted 01-21-2012 08:37 AM

Great looking job well done.

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#3 posted 01-21-2012 09:38 AM

Looks great Rick!!

You have a heart of gold.

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#4 posted 01-21-2012 12:23 PM

Very nice work Rick. I like the wooden hinges. Your efforts to help out those kids in really good of you.

-- Dr. Ken, Florida - Durch harte arbeit werden Träume wahr.

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#5 posted 01-21-2012 02:19 PM

The maple figure really pops, very nice. How thick are your veneer substrates, what material? I have never attempted veneer of any sort, how was the learning curve?

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#6 posted 01-21-2012 03:04 PM

These should sell very quickly. The light maple interior gives the tasteful box a very clean and crisp look that I particularly favor. The hinges are a very nice touch. Keep em coming.

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

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#7 posted 01-21-2012 03:36 PM

very nice project for a very good cause.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#8 posted 01-21-2012 04:06 PM

Very nice work, I like those hinges.

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#9 posted 01-21-2012 04:34 PM

Well done, what a great box!

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

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#10 posted 01-21-2012 04:50 PM

Great work for a great cause!!!! Very admirable. Thanks for sharing.

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#11 posted 01-21-2012 04:52 PM

Well done and great cause!

-- Bob in Montana. Kindness is the Language the blind can see and deaf can hear. - Mark Twain

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#12 posted 01-21-2012 09:21 PM

Very nice. Great work on the hinges and material choices

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fibreglass trees.

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#13 posted 01-22-2012 12:01 AM

The hinges look terrific, great work on the box, color and style are excellent.

-- Tom D

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#14 posted 01-22-2012 01:37 AM

My hat’s off to you not only for the beautiful boxes you make, but more for the reason you make them. Thank you on behalf of the children, Rick.

-- LittlePAW - The sweetest sound in my shop, next to Mozart, is what a hand plane makes slicing a ribbon.

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#15 posted 01-26-2012 01:13 AM

Great looking boxes and good luck at the expo.

-- Scott Smith, Southern Illinois

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