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Tea Cabinet I made as my first project at College of the Redwood’s Fine Woodworking program.
Woods Used: Doussie, Sugar maple
Handle is Braided Irish Linen
-- Tom Humphrey, California, makingwoodshavings.wordpress.com
May 09, 2012
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#1 posted 05-09-2012 04:02 AM
Very cool, I love the design of the door and the rope handle, great job.
-- Martin ....always count the number of fingers you have before, and after using the saw.
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#2 posted 05-09-2012 04:06 AM
added to my favorites ! So many nice details : )
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#3 posted 05-09-2012 04:38 AM
very nice workmanship! is there much of a need for a tea cabinet?
#4 posted 05-09-2012 05:29 AM
Thanks for all the positive feedback. There is a huge need for a tea cabinet above my work bench, other than that I can hope.
#5 posted 05-09-2012 05:50 AM
I still like the design and the function. i just didn’t know if there was a market, out there for a “tea cabinet”.maybe you could put one on consignment at a tea shop or a peets coffee.just a thought.
#6 posted 05-09-2012 05:54 AM
That’s a good idea.
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#7 posted 05-09-2012 07:56 AM
Very nice really like the door, well done.
-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"
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#8 posted 05-09-2012 10:32 AM
Very interesting concept. I really like the way it shows the tea pot and that it is functional as well.love the handle.
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#9 posted 05-09-2012 12:05 PM
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#10 posted 05-09-2012 04:41 PM
Thats a neat idea. Thanks for posting.
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#11 posted 05-10-2012 09:43 PM
Very nice. I can see the Krenov influences- Never a bad thing in my book :-)
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#12 posted 11-22-2013 09:04 AM
This looks great. Sorry for bringing up the old post, but it really looks a lot like a design I have been kicking around in my head as a Christmas gift to my wife who drinks a lot of tea – some looseleaf, some bagged. This is my first LJ post, so I apologize if it’s bad form to ask this but: how were you able to bend the sugar maple piece for the door? I don’t see it screwed into any integral forms. Did you just soak it and bend it on a form? It looks like a 1/8” piece, which all I would expect to have bent at that steep an angle for this. Anyway, beautiful piece regardless. Really nice choices. Enjoy!
#13 posted 01-03-2014 09:09 PM
Hey Mcrouse sorry about the late response. To create the door panel I use a technique similar to creating wine barrels called coopering. I took my 4/4 maple plank and ripped it into staves. Then I angled the edges of these staves to create the curve i desire. Then glue and clamp. Then with my two round bottom planes I round out and smooth the inside. Let me see if I cant dig up some pictures.
#14 posted 01-03-2014 09:14 PM
The only pictures I have of the process are the clamping photos.
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