Maple & Bloodwood Tea Box

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Project by breadly posted 03-12-2012 04:57 PM 1861 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Spending some time working on my box skills. Wifey loves her tea, so i thought this would be a fun little project.

Panel re-sawn on table saw from 3/4” bloodwood board
Sides re-sawn on table saw from 1/2” sugar maple stock

Finish is wipe on poly. Love putting in these splined miters.

Box has some quirks. Surfaces are a little wavey, glue shows on a couple of the joints. I don’t have a hand plane or a thickness planer. One of these is next on my list of tools!


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Jim Rowe

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#1 posted 03-12-2012 05:47 PM

Nicely done. Is the bottom also bloodwood?

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

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#2 posted 03-12-2012 06:04 PM

yes both top and bottom are bloodwood – with the saw kerf and a couple of flubs, i was able to get 3 thin panels out of a 3/4” board. The third panel is on the shelf for another project…

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#3 posted 03-12-2012 08:49 PM

Very elegant… very simple … very nice…

-- Don't drink and use power tools @

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#4 posted 03-12-2012 10:23 PM

A bandsaw will enable you to get more from your stock wood. Worth the investment. A good hand plane will also pay for itself very quickly. Keep at it!!!

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

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#5 posted 03-12-2012 10:46 PM

If you had made a few mistakes, your wife might have sprung for better tools!! Nice job on the tea box. I guess that giving it to your wife is a sneaky way to justify more tools. Works for me. I need to make one of these for myself.

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

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#6 posted 03-12-2012 11:00 PM

Nice tea box! I like how you resawed the valuable Bloodwood to get the most out of it. Good job.


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#7 posted 03-13-2012 03:57 AM

nice job.

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