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Project by TomHumphrey posted 843 days ago 2701 views 16 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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





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Martyroc

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#1 posted 843 days ago

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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Dusty56

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#2 posted 843 days ago

added to my favorites ! So many nice details : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#3 posted 843 days ago

very nice workmanship! is there much of a need for a tea cabinet?

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TomHumphrey

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#4 posted 843 days ago

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.

-- Tom Humphrey, California, makingwoodshavings.wordpress.com

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doordude

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#5 posted 843 days ago

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.

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TomHumphrey

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#6 posted 843 days ago

That’s a good idea.

-- Tom Humphrey, California, makingwoodshavings.wordpress.com

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Ken90712

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#7 posted 843 days ago

Very nice really like the door, well done.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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ellen35

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#8 posted 843 days ago

Very interesting concept. I really like the way it shows the tea pot and that it is functional as well.
love the handle.

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

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woodworm

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#9 posted 843 days ago

Beautiful, beautiful….!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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CartersWhittling

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#10 posted 843 days ago

Thats a neat idea. Thanks for posting.

-- And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord... Colossians 3:23 http://carterswhittling.wordpress.com/

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Johnnyblot

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#11 posted 842 days ago

Very nice. I can see the Krenov influences- Never a bad thing in my book :-)

Cheers
John

-- Gossamer shavings just floating around the back yard….-Bandit

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mcrouse

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#12 posted 281 days ago

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!

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TomHumphrey

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#13 posted 239 days ago

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.

-- Tom Humphrey, California, makingwoodshavings.wordpress.com

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TomHumphrey

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#14 posted 239 days ago

The only pictures I have of the process are the clamping photos.

-- Tom Humphrey, California, makingwoodshavings.wordpress.com

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