A Pekovich tea box #1: Pekovich's tea box

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Blog entry by metolius posted 12-19-2018 12:00 AM 906 reads 2 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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When I may say I like wood working, people ask what I make, and I usually say that I am getting my shop together and I make a lot of shop stuff. This is really about how little time I have had for creative shop work this past year.

Pending Christmas, I decided that it was time, and I was willing, to spend substantial time in the shop with a deadline..

This summer’s FW issue covered Pekovich’s tea box. I haven’t made a box like this before. But, thought it may be perfect to do something different and try some new techniques.

I chose some wenge and curly/spalted maple and got to it with 4 weeks ahead of me.

Getting started, first thing I found was that it was easier to make time for shop time than I had realized. Sometimes it only requires a little more management of other people’s expectations of where I will be and when.

Next, I found my pins were fat ; I didn’t like the proportion to the tails..then decided it wasn’t awful.

1 week to go, and this is where I am at; laying out the inner liner.

For the next step, I prepared a pair of new shooting boards, 45* for mitering and a standard thing sizing, squaring, the small parts.

-- derek / oregon

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#1 posted 12-19-2018 02:36 AM

You situation sounds so similar to mine for time, based on how you describe your woodworking to others. I have been “getting the shop in order” for 3 years now. I love this project idea! I just pulled the trigger on Pekovich’s new book (with autograph) and it’s phenomenal. He is an idle of mine. I am definitely following along on your build!

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#2 posted 12-19-2018 03:39 AM

Mike was on Rough Cuts with Tom McLaughlin and made this box, it was nice seeing his dovetail technique.

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#3 posted 01-08-2019 04:49 AM

Dovetails are really such a pretty way to get your box edges to fit together. I’m waiting to see your final product but for some reason I don’t think I can find the thread. Would you be able to link me up when you’re done or if it’s already complete? Much appreciated!

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