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Project by Roque posted 01-23-2013 09:34 PM 575 views 1 time favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Made this tea container from the rails and styles of a cherry cabinet door that was not used on a kitchen remodel. I cut them to size and laminated the pieces into a block and turned it on my Jet mini lathe. It’s 5” high and 2-3/4” in diameter.

Thanks for looking.





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#1 posted 01-24-2013 02:31 AM

A great use of scrap here! I like the additional internal lid as well. Hard to tell on any sort of finish here… wax maybe? Or oil and wax?

-- Jonathan, Denver, CO "Constructive criticism is welcome and valued as it gives me new perspectives and helps me to advance as a woodworker."

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#2 posted 01-24-2013 03:52 AM

Thanks Jonathan for the comments. I oiled and then waxed the outside and left the inside unfinished so not to affect the tea. I think it will need a few more coats of wax to brighten up the finish.

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#3 posted 01-24-2013 12:26 PM

I also was looking at the inner lid. I like it . Neat turning.

-- Dewayne in Bainbridge, Ga. - - No one can make you mad. Only you decide when you get mad - -

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#4 posted 01-24-2013 01:27 PM

Thank you very much for the comment Idl.

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#5 posted 01-24-2013 02:20 PM

I’ve just begun turning myself, so I’ve been drawn even more to turned projects lately. I’m actually waiting for the SBF on my first turned project (a curly maple bowl) to cure so I can buff it out. That makes perfect sense to leave the inside unfinished so the tea doesn’t absorb any other aromas/flavors. Thanks for answering my question.

-- Jonathan, Denver, CO "Constructive criticism is welcome and valued as it gives me new perspectives and helps me to advance as a woodworker."

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#6 posted 01-24-2013 02:24 PM

I’m glad the info was of help to you. Good luck with your turnings and I look forward to seeing some of your work on LJ.

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#7 posted 01-24-2013 03:12 PM

Thanks. I will be buffing it sometime next week after the finish cures and the Beall kit arrives, and then posting it thereafter. I’m pretty satisfied with it overall. I don’t yet have calipers (also on-order), so I had to gauge the thickness with my fingers and eyes, something that a bit more practice would certainly make easier and more accurate, especially since the walls are completely curved and not straight. I wasn’t comfortable going any thinner than 3/16” at the rim on my first piece and about 7/32” for the bottom thickness above the recess.

-- Jonathan, Denver, CO "Constructive criticism is welcome and valued as it gives me new perspectives and helps me to advance as a woodworker."

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#8 posted 01-24-2013 06:45 PM

Cool use of scrap.

-- Verne, Iowa, vernebuehler@q.com

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#9 posted 01-24-2013 07:55 PM

Thank you Verno. The wood was headed for the dumpster and I couldn’t see letting it go to waste.

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#10 posted 01-24-2013 08:24 PM

It’s beautiful. I want to do something like that. Do you measure with calipers? How did you hollow out the insides? I’m just fixin’ to get into my lathe. I had a lathe at the plant for years but all I ever did with it is turn a few spindles and a little baseball bat when I showed my son how to use it. Within one hour he was better at it than I was. My brother told Charlie (my son) that he had found his calling.

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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#11 posted 01-24-2013 08:45 PM

Thank you Charles. I appreciate the compliment and comments. I didn’t use calipers to measure the container, I just turned it to the approximate size I thought was good. It’s cut from a single log made from the glued pieces cut from the cabinet door. I turned the outer lid first, hollowing it out, sanding, finish and then parting it off. Then the body was cut the same way. Finally the inner lid was turned last to fit the step turned in the opening of the body. The inner lid was finished on top, then parted off and left unfinished o the bottom.

Thanks for looking.

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