Tea Box

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Project by bondogaposis posted 228 days ago 1377 views 8 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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

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Monte Pittman

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#1 posted 228 days ago

Simple with a touch of elegance.

-- 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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#2 posted 228 days ago

Nifty Tea Box very nice old chap!

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#3 posted 228 days ago

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 228 days ago

Nice box! At first glance I thought it was zebrawood and lacewood.

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#5 posted 228 days ago

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

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#6 posted 228 days ago

Thanks for the tip Boxguy, the dividers sound like a good idea I may still add them.

-- Bondo Gaposis

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#7 posted 228 days ago

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 228 days ago

here’s one I made for my daughter


-- Real_cowtown_eric

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#9 posted 228 days ago

Great job

-- The Old Rednek Workshop

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#10 posted 228 days ago

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.


-- Real_cowtown_eric

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#11 posted 228 days ago

Great work,,,,,

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#12 posted 228 days ago

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 228 days ago

Handsome work…

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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#14 posted 228 days ago

These are all very nice. If my wife sees this she’ll want me to make one.

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#15 posted 227 days ago

Nice workmanship, has that beauty in function look.

-- Tom D

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