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This is a tea box I made on commission. Very simple but hopefully elegant. Wood is red oak and lacewood with purple heart accents.
-- Bondo Gaposis
Dec 06, 2013
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#1 posted 12-05-2013 09:58 PM
Simple with a touch of elegance.
-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.
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#2 posted 12-05-2013 11:16 PM
Nifty Tea Box very nice old chap!
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#3 posted 12-05-2013 11:56 PM
Nice job and thanks for the simple idea. I’ve made and use a more traditional tea box but like your more practical design. I’ll likely re-purpose my current box and make a similar box. Need to dust off the box joint jig anyway.
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#4 posted 12-06-2013 12:09 AM
Nice box! At first glance I thought it was zebrawood and lacewood.
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#5 posted 12-06-2013 02:59 AM
Bondo, nice work. There is no way to fault such elegant utility. It is “Shakeresque.”
Just by way of sharing ideas look here. I went for a little more complexity and included dividers. Dividers keep the tea bags from falling down into the bottom of the box and help organize different types of tea. Since tea bags and standard card decks are the same size, your box and the linked box can serve as a tea box or card box.
I especially like your use of varied depth corner splines. It picks up the design. Keep boxing and keep posting.
-- Big Al in IN
#6 posted 12-06-2013 03:34 AM
Thanks for the tip Boxguy, the dividers sound like a good idea I may still add them.
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#7 posted 12-06-2013 04:35 AM
Very nicely done, and elegant in its simplicity and choice of attractive woods.
-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington
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#8 posted 12-06-2013 05:19 AM
here’s one I made for my daughter
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#9 posted 12-06-2013 05:52 AM
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#10 posted 12-06-2013 06:06 AM
She got it on her birthday….many other folks wanted to take it home. In fact, when it was here in Calgary, we had the same problem….
Thanks for the compliment.
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#11 posted 12-06-2013 09:27 AM
-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"
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#12 posted 12-06-2013 12:33 PM
It is simple, and this is very positive property of the work, and no doubt it’s elegant too. Great work!
-- Yuri (10x4 -- yeah, that's my tiny shop!)
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#13 posted 12-06-2013 01:04 PM
-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.
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#14 posted 12-06-2013 01:50 PM
These are all very nice. If my wife sees this she’ll want me to make one.
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#15 posted 12-06-2013 09:51 PM
Nice workmanship, has that beauty in function look.
-- Tom D
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