|Project by jeepturner||posted 04-22-2012 06:43 PM||1536 views||1 time favorited||11 comments|
So a couple of weeks ago, almost three, Ellen35 asked if we could look at one more tea box. The one she made was constructed of rosewood. You can look at it here.
Her box inspired me to make this one. I liked the legs to give it a lift off of the counter. Mine is also made with rosewood, but that was not the way it started out. I did intend to make some kind of leg out of the rosewood and the sides were going to be ebonized maple. I was going to use the same method I used with great results on my chess pieces. (Oh , lessons learned, the clothing dye doesn’t work for carcase sides).
I cut all the rabbets in the maple, all the finger joints, then used the water based dye to turn it into something that looks like ebony, but in the end it turned it into fire wood.
The top is made with a book matched piece of curly maple with a frame of ironwood. the bottom of the box is red oak and the dividers are made from mahogany.
Thanks Ellen35, I never would have started this without the inspiration I got from your tea boxes.