|Project by Lenny||posted 03-28-2012 02:08 PM||2838 views||1 time favorited||17 comments|
These two tea boxes have quartersawn white oak as the primary wood. One is accented in mahogany, the other in bloodwood. The double dovetails are made using the Incra LS Positioner system at my router station. The boxes are roughly 10” by 10” and 3-3/4” tall. I am experimenting with different lid designs and would be interested in hearing opinions/thoughts. The mahogany-accented box lid has a solid panel of quartersawn oak framed in mahogany. I used biscuits to attach the panel to the frame. I opted to attach the lid to the box in a horizontal orientation. The bloodwood box lid is a lamination of oak and bloodwood that I chose to fashion and attach in a vertical orientation. I have mentioned in prior tea box posts that I used Bush Oil and like the results. The thing about the oil is, it is recommended to let the oil dry for 72 hours (3 days). Again, as an experiment, I finished the bloodwood box using Bush Oil followed by wipe-on poly and paste wax. For the mahogany box I only used the poly and wax. I don’t know if it is only because this is quartersawn white oak but to my eye, I do not see a significant difference in the overall look of the two boxes. I will try this experiment on another species to see what happens.
I have no more tea boxes in queue…for the time being!
-- On the eighth day God was back in His woodworking shop! Lenny, East Providence, RI