Tea box with lid

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Project by laketrout36 posted 10-28-2013 12:22 AM 1436 views 3 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here’s a tea box with lid that I made for a friend. Four columns with an opening at the bottom of each column. Each column has a routered opening to check the tea bag level. The top is a flip top held in place by a dowel at the left and right sides. Not the fanciest countertop storage option but I did learn things along the way.

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#1 posted 10-28-2013 12:52 AM

Cool idea. Really neat to be able to see the level of the bags. Nice job.

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

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#2 posted 10-28-2013 01:05 AM

This project taught me to more closely inspect wood before I start the project. A buddy gave me some rough cut, air dried Cherry boards in exchange for making this. Starting out, the wood was warped, cupped, twisted, bent, cracked, and not noticed until further into the project but very small openings/cracks in the wood. Finding those cracks during the first run resulted in starting over and changing the face design. In the end it turned out fine with using different wood for the face. Like any frustrating process you learn something along the way.

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#3 posted 10-29-2013 12:54 AM

Love the design. Great job. I know I learn something each time I do something, especially with rough cut, air dried, cupped, cracked and twisted lumber.

-- The Old Rednek Workshop

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#4 posted 10-31-2013 02:54 PM

Great idea and design! Like the router opening. Very convenient way to store teas. Great job!

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#5 posted 10-31-2013 03:09 PM

Nice box. I like the design.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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