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First Corner Post Dovetails (Second Tea Box)

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Project by Lenny posted 883 days ago 2335 views 2 times favorited 24 comments Add to Favorites Watch

When I posted my first tea box, I mentioned that I was already working on a second. Here it is. Made using the Incra LS Positioner, the joinery is what Incra calls the corner post dovetail. Not quite as fancy or intricate as the double dovetail, it is still a striking joint. This box is made from some nicely figured cherry and black walnut. The lid is a bookmatched panel of cherry in a walnut frame. I really liked the look of the bookmatched panel but it was a bit small so I had to make the walnut frame larger than I would have preferred. Proportionally, I think it still works.

The box is 10”X10” and 4” tall. The dividers are made from walnut and the finish is two coats of Bush Oil followed by two coats of Minwax wipe-on poly with very fine steel wool between the coats of poly. I applied a paste wax using the steel wool as an applicator and buffed it out with a cloth.

The addiction continues… I have two more tea boxes nearly completed!

-- On the eighth day God was back in His woodworking shop! Lenny, East Providence, RI





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ellen35

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#1 posted 883 days ago

Nice job Lenny!
Love the corner posts!
Welcome to the Tea Box Anonymous group.
Ellen

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

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Roger

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#2 posted 883 days ago

very kool Lenny. really like the corner joinery

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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patron

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#3 posted 883 days ago

great work lenny

it’s good to see the exciting things
you are doing
in your new shop

do you sell these at tea bagger rallies
to keep their earrings in

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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moonls

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#4 posted 883 days ago

Nice work Lenny. You’ve really got the knack of using the LS positioner because the dovetail corner joints look great!

-- Lorna, Cape Cod

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Beginningwoodworker

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#5 posted 883 days ago

Lenny thats another beautiful box. Did you use a dovetail jig?

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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blackcherry

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#6 posted 883 days ago

Well done indeed Lenny, I see your getting in sometime with the LS its quite the toy for a one man shop enjoy…BC

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#7 posted 882 days ago

Lookin good from here!

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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Woodwrecker

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#8 posted 882 days ago

Great job Lenny!
That corner joint is really cool, and the wood is beautiful !

-- Having fun...Eric

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grizzman

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#9 posted 882 days ago

thats a beauty lenny, its a very warm inviting box, i love the mix of woods you used..im glad to see another addicted box maker on his path with more coming…the madness continues…lol…....

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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Gerry

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#10 posted 882 days ago

Beautiful, Lenny! We’re traveling now, but when we get back home, some thing tells me I’ll be joining the “anonymous” group!

-- -Gerry, Hereford, AZ ” A really good woodworker knows how the hide his / her mistakes.”

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Woodenwizard

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#11 posted 882 days ago

Beautiful, I agree this is a eye catching joint. I find the set up a little trying but worth the effort. Great combination of woods also

-- John, Colorado's (Wooden Wizard)

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Lenny

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#12 posted 882 days ago

Thanks everyone. There certainly are worse things to which one could be addicted!

-- On the eighth day God was back in His woodworking shop! Lenny, East Providence, RI

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tomd

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#13 posted 882 days ago

Nice job on corners they look very good, your turning me into a tea drinker.

-- Tom D

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Napaman

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#14 posted 882 days ago

very nice.

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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Loucarb

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#15 posted 882 days ago

Well done Lenny. Thats another beauty.

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