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Walnut Tea Box

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Project by Nick_R posted 01-11-2014 01:03 AM 993 views 2 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Made from Walnut and Hickory. Coated with lacquer and ready for tea or trinkets..

The lid is several pieces with an experiment in grain direction. I had lots of fun on this one except for the spines… They never turn out the way I expect. Oh well I guess I will have to keep practicing till I get it right. :) . I made it for my cousin in Italy as a surprise when we visit this year.

-- Hope for the best but plan for the worst. - 7 finger Nick :)





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Avg_Joe

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#1 posted 01-11-2014 04:26 AM

Sipping Tea in Italy… what can be better? Your cousin will love your Walnut Tea Box. The design with the dark wood surrounding the light wood, both in the box and the lid, is charming and sharp. Very cool! And the grain pattern is great! La tua casella per il tè è bello. :)

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Boxguy

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#2 posted 01-11-2014 04:44 AM

Nick, this will hold a lot of tea! Things look about right on sizes though I wish you would have included dimensions in your post.

I like what you have done. Your teabox is nicely made. I like the dividers and the top is an interesting experiment. I wonder how it would look if the walnut corners were at a 45 degree angle? I also think a piano hinge is the only answer for a box of this size. Good choice.

The maple and walnut woods seem to go together well. From your home page I see you have been adding tools to your shop. I know what you mean by learning from books and PBS. May I suggest some tutorials and posts that would give you some ideas for splines and other methods? You might start with those specifically geared toward splines. Keep boxing and keep posting.

Tutorials: For methods used to make boxes just click on the blue links below. They are arranged by topic.

Combining Wood Colors:
Jig for 45ing corners:
Routers and Rounding edges
Why round box corners?
Organizing a glue-up table:
$5 band clamps:
Adding splines to a box:
Making a jig to cut spline slots:
Measuring for spline slot cuts:
Making splines with a simple jig:
Installing an attached top: like that pictured above.
Cutting off the box top and sizing piano hinges
Adding finger indents:
Mortising and installing hinges:
Tips on making trays: for inside boxes:
Finishing tips:
Swapping Wood By Mail:

-- Big Al in IN

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majuvla

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#3 posted 01-11-2014 03:19 PM

Very nice box. Those small cases are lovely.Beautiful wood combination on top

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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helluvawreck

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#4 posted 01-11-2014 03:23 PM

This is a very attractive box and well done too.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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Nick_R

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#5 posted 01-12-2014 12:36 AM

Hi Boxguy.. Thanks for the links.. The box is 12×12 x 3

Grazie Mille AVG_Giuseppe

-- Hope for the best but plan for the worst. - 7 finger Nick :)

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Avg_Joe

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#6 posted 01-12-2014 06:28 PM

Tu sei il benvenuto! Mi piace il mio nuovo nome. Forse dovremmo avere una convenzione lumberjocks in Italia.

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Nick_R

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#7 posted 01-12-2014 07:03 PM

Si! Bene! quando?

-- Hope for the best but plan for the worst. - 7 finger Nick :)

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Avg_Joe

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#8 posted 01-13-2014 04:23 PM

quando si sta per l’Italia? questo può richiedere un comitato di pianificazione. :)

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