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Project by rdwile posted 403 days ago 2079 views 5 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This box is for my son’s girlfriend. She is a big tea fan and this is designed to hold packaged or loose tea.

The box itself is some special figured maple from a tree cut down in front of my Dad’s childhood home – I’m really glad this did not get turned into firewood like most of that wood did! This is a simple mitred box with Cherry feathers in the mitres for contrast.

The lids and the dividers are all Cherry, and the lids are all cut from one piece of wood that I had left over from my Tommy Mac toolchest – turned out great! The handles are 1/8” wide bloodwood dropped into a 1” Forstner hole and a small screw from below. The top is yellowheart veneered over a BB core, the bottom is cherry veneered BB core.

Thanks for looking!

-- Richard D. Wile, http://richard-wile.blogspot.ca/





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helluvawreck

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#1 posted 403 days ago

You did a wonderful job on this box. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- 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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A.Scott

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#2 posted 403 days ago

That does look beautiful, the openers look really nice!

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a1Jim

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#3 posted 403 days ago

very nice work.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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KelvinGrove

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#4 posted 403 days ago

Thanks for my daughters Christmas present idea!

-- Tim P. Go Forth! Make Saw Dust! Have Fun! Sleep Soundly!

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Diggerjacks

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#5 posted 403 days ago

Hello rdwile

I like the originality of the lids

A nice work on this box

Thanks for sharing

-- Diggerjack-France ---The only limit is the limit of the mind and the mind has no limit

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shirefolkwoodworks

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#6 posted 403 days ago

beautiful teabox! im drinking oolong at this moment.

-- shirefolkwoodworks@gmail.com

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Skiedra

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#7 posted 403 days ago

Now that is a great idea. Ok if I steal it? The idea that is, not the box ;)

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David Regan

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#8 posted 403 days ago

This is great, nice construction. Thanks for sharing.

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wrightly

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#9 posted 402 days ago

i love it

-- WRIGHTLY (Bristol, TN)

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lysdexic

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#10 posted 400 days ago

Richard, what finish did you use? I like how the maple maintained its original color.

-- It isn't the mountains ahead to climb that wear you out; it's the pebble in your shoe. - Muhammad Ali

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Fishinbo

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#11 posted 400 days ago

Fantastic tea box! Like the design especially the handles, beautiful wood combo. Great work

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rdwile

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#12 posted 399 days ago

Thanks all for the kind words folks.

lysdexic – I used the same finish as my rocking chairs, Deft Natural finish for a couple of build coats, rub it out to 800 once its dry and a couple of thinned coats of satin wipe-on poly for some protection.

-- Richard D. Wile, http://richard-wile.blogspot.ca/

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josh

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#13 posted 399 days ago

Tea-rific!

-- Josh; Former Pennsylvanian, current Coloradan

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Jeffery Mullen

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#14 posted 398 days ago

very nice box that holds the tea bags and the memory of the tree that was cut down.

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