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Project by Ron Messersmith posted 02-25-2012 01:08 AM 2195 views 11 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A tea box made from plans in the box making book by Tony Lidgate. It is made of claro walnut and figured sycamore. Inside of the lid was left blank. A chart identifying each tea blend by compartment will be placed on this face of the lid.

-- Jupiter





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KnotCurser

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#1 posted 02-25-2012 01:13 AM

Stunning piece. Both the walnut top and the inner containers look great.

I really like the work done on the finger opening for the lid – great work!!!

-bob

-- Robert Rhoades WoodWorks / Email: rrww@rhoadesclan.com / www.rhoadesclan.com

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Monkman

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#2 posted 02-25-2012 01:15 AM

I hope my wife doesn’t see this or I will be very busy this weekend. That is an amazing tea box.

-- MonkeyMonk

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#3 posted 02-25-2012 01:31 AM

Very nice spice box excellent work.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#4 posted 02-25-2012 01:44 AM

Beautiful box, great job

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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ruddy

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#5 posted 02-25-2012 02:09 AM

A beautiful tea box.

-- And my head I'd be a scratchin'

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#6 posted 02-25-2012 02:19 AM

Absolutely stunning. If it could be adapted to beer it would be perfect.

-- Turning A Round

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dnick

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#7 posted 02-25-2012 04:10 AM

Just beautiful. They say nothing is absolutely perfect, that piece must be as close as you can get.

-- dnick, North Hollywood, Ca.

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Ian Hawthorne

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#8 posted 02-25-2012 07:29 AM

Very nice Ron, well done.

-- Worlds Best Box Hardware! https://www.facebook.com/NeatHardware?ref=hl

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Jim Rowe

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#9 posted 02-25-2012 10:49 AM

A stunning combination of timbers producing a must have box. Well done Ron. Tony Lydgate’s books have some great examples in them.
Jim

-- It always looks better when it's finished!

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helluvawreck

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#10 posted 02-25-2012 01:32 PM

These are absolutely beautiful and a wonderful design.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- 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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blackcherry

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#11 posted 02-25-2012 02:33 PM

Well done indeed, the choice of lumbers are off the chart stunning to say the least. Nice post on this and others as well thanks for sharing…Blkcherry

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#12 posted 02-25-2012 04:09 PM

Very well done. I think I can see some influence from your furniture restoration work in this box. I will have to find a copy of his book. And I am loving the wood!

-- Robert, so much inspiration here, and now time to work!!!

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BritBoxmaker

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#13 posted 02-25-2012 04:17 PM

Perfect

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging. http://www.theartofboxes.com

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#14 posted 02-25-2012 06:37 PM

Nice tea box, my wife wants one of these, and since she was over my shoulder when I looked at this its now on my list

-- Martin ....always count the number of fingers you have before, and after using the saw.

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RogerBean

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#15 posted 02-25-2012 11:49 PM

Nice one.
Roger

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

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