Tea box for mi engineer sister

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Project by GerardoArg1 posted 10-01-2013 05:51 PM 1107 views 1 time favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hello everyone.
My sister approved its last matter and will soon be an engineer. So I decided I was to make something to give. Long ago told me I needed a box for you, and see some LJ models to inspire and make one.
First I did the whole box, which I found too sober, so I added some small legs. I also focus on the system of the lid. I did not want hinges, so take to make him some support and use the top of the legs, to hold it in place.
The greatest merit? He was only an inch boards, and I wanted to make it light, so use the block plane to leave all of a centimeter!
The wood we use is all cedar except for the front and back, using pine.
Thanks for looking and comments are welcome!
Greetings to all!

-- Disfruta tu trabajo (enjoy your work) (Bandera, Argentina)

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#1 posted 10-01-2013 06:01 PM

Very nice Gerardo! I’m sure your sister will be pleased.

-- Gary,Nebraska

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#2 posted 10-01-2013 07:18 PM

Unique design. There have been a lot of boxes on here, but you have still managed to find a new design. Well done !

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#3 posted 10-01-2013 08:00 PM

Unique…and practical

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ For lovers of all things timber...

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#4 posted 10-01-2013 08:29 PM

Great design and that pic #6 is delicious looking ! Good job.

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#5 posted 10-01-2013 11:56 PM

Very nice, well made

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#6 posted 10-02-2013 02:51 AM

Really cool work.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams

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#7 posted 10-02-2013 03:49 AM

I like your design, and it seems to work well for both loose and bagged tea. Nice thinking. The legs do add interest and function well. The grain in the top is especially beautiful. I would have added a cross divider about where the tea changes types. Your sister should be very pleased with this as a present. Keep boxing and keep posting.

-- Big Al in IN

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#8 posted 10-02-2013 12:48 PM

Very nice! The grain patterns are most unusual. Lucky sister!

-- It always looks better when it's finished!

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#9 posted 10-03-2013 04:00 PM

It looks great and filled up. I’m sure your sister loves it. Great work!

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#10 posted 10-05-2013 04:39 AM



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