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Project by doubleDD posted 10-08-2013 06:59 PM 861 views 0 times favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I thought I would share this since it was made just for me. Lately I have been on a ice tea kick, making 2 pitchers a day. I kept leaving the box of tea bags on the counter. Either I was too lazy to put them back or figured I would be using them soon again. The boss said to do something about it. Anyway, this is what I came up with. It was a fun project cause it was just for me.

It’s 4 1/2’’ wide x 9’’ tall, made from a oak log and finished with a matte lacquer on the outside and salad finish inside. It holds about 40 bags.
Thanks for looking.

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





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Jim Jakosh

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#1 posted 10-08-2013 07:41 PM

That’s a beauty, Dave. i could use one of them, too! Nice job on it!!..............Ko,

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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Bricofleur

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#2 posted 10-08-2013 07:58 PM

Nice work, Dave. It’s all in the details here. I love those contrast burnt lines, something I’ll try one day.

Best,

Serge

http://atelierdubricoleur.wordpress.com

-- Learn from yesterday, work today and enjoy success tomorrow. -- http://atelierdubricoleur.wordpress.com

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WayneC

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#3 posted 10-08-2013 07:59 PM

Love it. Very useful item.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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doubleDD

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#4 posted 10-08-2013 08:17 PM

Thanks Jim. It would probably look pretty cool in chestnut?

Serge, thanks. I use those burn lines a lot, maybe I have to get away from them. ha ha

Wayne, thank you. The wife is ok with it and that’s all that matters.

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

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HillbillyShooter

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#5 posted 10-08-2013 08:19 PM

Cool! That looks great and very useful.

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

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Knothead62

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#6 posted 10-08-2013 08:27 PM

Good job! The lid adds a nice touch alone with the burn lines. How do you do the burn lines?

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doubleDD

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#7 posted 10-08-2013 08:44 PM

John, thanks. It makes a good canister. Is that a picture of you in the water?

Knothead, it’s a matter of cutting a line in the turning and grabbing a wire with 2 hands and applying pressure.

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

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HillbillyShooter

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#8 posted 10-08-2013 08:49 PM

Dave: Yes, that’s me fly fishing and my wife caught me actually catching one (the splash to the right is a fish on the line). I trout fish with dry flies and caught nine in less than an hour on that outing. But, enough about me—great turning! Between you, Jim J. and several other LJs I may be forced to take up turning. Thanks for sharing. John

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

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Monte Pittman

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#9 posted 10-08-2013 08:52 PM

Way to keep the boss happy. Nice work.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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JoeinGa

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#10 posted 10-08-2013 09:39 PM

Ya know what? The more of these nice turned projects I see, the more I think that when I get my new shop built I’d like to get a lathe!

Neat canister!

-- Perform A Random Act Of Kindness Today ... Pay It Forward

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whitebeast88

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#11 posted 10-09-2013 12:35 AM

very nice,cool canister.

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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aussiedave

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#12 posted 10-09-2013 12:35 AM

Very nice Dave…nice design and turning…great job.

-- Dave.......Keep calm and make more sawdust....

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BusterB

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#13 posted 10-09-2013 02:44 AM

Nice project Dave….and useful I am sure. This time of year makes a iced tea addict out of me as well. Only problem is as I get older it goes straight through me lol.

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)

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doubleDD

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#14 posted 10-09-2013 02:47 AM

John, Nothing like a good day of fishing. Thanks again for the comment, but I have a long, long way to go to catch Jim and others.

Monte, thanks. I’m the boss, but she’s the one in charge.

Joe, thanks, and I hope you do get a lathe someday.

whitebeast, thanks for the coment.

Dave,thanks, and looking forward to your turnings soon.

Buster, yep, I know what you mean.

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

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Joe Lyddon

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#15 posted 10-09-2013 03:51 AM

Nice way to “bag” a solution to a problem!

Looks COOL! ... with those burnt bands n all…

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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