Winged Tea Box

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Project by BarbS posted 09-11-2013 07:23 PM 2669 views 15 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my attempt to try Andy’s Art Deco Winged Box he so generously gave us a Tutorial on. Thanks, Andy!
Mine is Walnut, 12”x4”x3”, with the lid framed for an unusual Birds-Eye Walnut top that is rather showy. I didn’t curve the top cut, as I wanted that wood to be the first impression. I used butt joints, and thought I was oh-so-smart to rabbet the edges of the end pieces to overlap the end grain of the side pieces to make it look a bit more finished, but it caused me headaches with the top hinged lids because that overlap extended 1/8” out beyond the ends of the box, and I had a heckuva time fitting the lids to swing past that little extra depth. If you make one, I’d advise against doing this. #@%&*#!!
All comments are always welcome. My first tea box. I may have had all I want of this design, as it took me Much too long to fit everything, but I’ll be making more tea boxes. This is the first flat work I’ve done in over three years, and as I dealt with the problems I’d made for myself, I kept wanting to go back to turning! Which I may do for a while.


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#1 posted 09-11-2013 07:47 PM

Looks like the time taken Barb has really paid of, this is just a wonderfully practical tea box which by the sound of it presented you with some challenges,
Great result, you have a very nice piece to be proud of

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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#2 posted 09-11-2013 07:57 PM

Hey, that looks OK.
In fact it looks pretty good.

I wonder what a turned tea box would look like. ??


-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#3 posted 09-11-2013 08:15 PM

Nice work on a project that is sure to be very useful for many years!

-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16

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#4 posted 09-11-2013 08:40 PM

Beautiful work as always, Barb! :)


-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs ( Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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#5 posted 09-11-2013 08:50 PM

Thanks, folks. And Steve, now what did you have to go and say that for? As far as I know, no one has ever tried that. Hmm.


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#6 posted 09-11-2013 11:19 PM

Very nicely done Barb!
I like the tone on tone look, classy.
I feel the need to make another :-)

-- If I can do it, so can you.

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#7 posted 09-12-2013 12:30 AM

Glad you approve, Andy. If I do another, this one will have taught me a lot, as did your tutorial.


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#8 posted 09-12-2013 01:06 AM

Very nice looking box, Barb! See, there are other things you can do with wood apart from turning….and at least it gave you a bit of a challenge…..nicely done!

-- yesterday today was tomorrow

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#9 posted 09-12-2013 02:59 AM

;-) That it did, Scoops. And it made turning seem so easy!


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#10 posted 09-12-2013 01:59 PM

Beautiful and elegant!

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#11 posted 09-12-2013 02:03 PM

Very nice box Barb!!!

-- "There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as if everything is."– Albert Einstein

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#12 posted 09-12-2013 04:14 PM

Looks great!

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#13 posted 09-12-2013 04:54 PM

Barb, this really looks nice and I love the design.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#14 posted 09-12-2013 04:56 PM

that’s a pretty nice looking box for being flat and something with corners!
might as well make one more, just to have it down in your head…

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#15 posted 09-13-2013 01:40 AM

Great project. I think you just inspired my next project. My wife would love this.

-- Jay in Pennsylvania,

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