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Teabox for Mom

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Project by Tokolosi posted 06-10-2012 09:39 PM 916 views 1 time favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My Mom wanted a box for her tea. Small enough to fit on her kitchen counter.

Walnut, maple & Mahogany. Finished with Danish Oil.

-- “There is nothing like looking, if you want to find something. You certainly usually find something, if you look, but it is not always quite the something you were after.” ~ JRR Tolkien





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jaykaypur

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#1 posted 06-10-2012 10:14 PM

Man…....that is beautiful. Very nicely done. Love the woods you used and how you aligned them too.

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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Roger

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#2 posted 06-10-2012 10:35 PM

Really is a gr8 choice of wood combos. Like the design, and the whole project. Very nicely done.

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

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#3 posted 06-11-2012 01:04 AM

Very pretty!!

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Boxguy

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#4 posted 06-11-2012 05:19 AM

How rare to find a genuine tea caddy designed to hold both the tea and a tea cup and saucer. In America this practice of have a tea caddy is said to have started in Colonial times when tea and fine china were both extremely expensive. It was considered polite for visiting ladies to bring their own fine china cup with them when they came by for tea. They would bring their own supply of tea as well so as not to burden their hostess with the expense of serving them tea. Keeping the cup saucer, and tea all in a cozy was practical because carriage rides were on rough roads and the bumps could be hard on travelers and would be equally hard on fine china.

Nice design and even nicer thought to make the gift.

-- Big Al in IN

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helluvawreck

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#5 posted 06-11-2012 11:19 AM

It’s quite striking and is a real eye catcher; I’m sure that she must have been very pleased with it. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#6 posted 06-11-2012 12:59 PM

Well done!!

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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Tokolosi

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#7 posted 06-11-2012 03:40 PM

Thank you all for the kind words, and to Boxguy for the interesting info.

-- “There is nothing like looking, if you want to find something. You certainly usually find something, if you look, but it is not always quite the something you were after.” ~ JRR Tolkien

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