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Project by DonJ posted 08-19-2013 04:16 PM 835 views 1 time favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

We’re going to visit some friends out-of-country and I made them a couple of gifts out of the workshop. The tea box is made of Texas mesquite, tiger maple on the top, and birdseye maple for the divisions. I’ve put some fake dark green leather on the bottom. It is finished with numerous coats of lacquer.

-- Don, San Antonio, TX





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staryder

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#1 posted 08-19-2013 04:39 PM

Really nice box Don….ya just gotta love Mesquite…..

-- Rick.... Fort Worth, Texas

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#2 posted 08-19-2013 05:10 PM

Very nice. You did a fine job on it.

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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#3 posted 08-19-2013 05:57 PM

great job. nice touch to round the dividers that run across the box.

-- Jeremy, in the Acadian forests

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#4 posted 08-19-2013 06:16 PM

Beautifully done, I love the birds-eye for the dividers.

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#5 posted 08-19-2013 08:36 PM

Great use of wood grains—really quite attractive.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#6 posted 08-20-2013 01:23 AM

Nice! Quality job all the way. I especially like the dividers.

-- Jerry... making sawdust in the Knobs of Southern Indiana

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#7 posted 08-20-2013 03:54 AM

I really like the contour of the box. The birds eye is fantastic. Well done! Your friends will love it.

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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#8 posted 08-20-2013 04:52 AM

Nice box, like the interior dividers.

-- Tom D

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#9 posted 08-22-2013 07:21 PM

Beautiful tea box! Great choice of woods, design and joinery. Very lucky recipients!

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