Peruvian Walnut Tea Box

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Project by smartlikestick posted 08-17-2014 09:07 PM 2638 views 14 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a small tea box I designed for a birthday present. The original inspiration came from the jewellery box design recently completed by Marc Spagnuolo and Gary Rogowski on The Wood Whisperer site. The method shown for creating the 3 finger joints was as simple as they made it out to be, and I would highly recommend others give it a go.

Details of the project include the following:

All made of solid Peruvian Walnut with a plywood bottom, with the interior of the box bottom lined with felt. The interior dividers are made of 3/16” cherry, and the lid includes an ebony knob I turned for the project. Hardware is brusso solid brass hinges. Approximate dimensions of the box are 11”x7”x4.5”.

Let me know your comments good or bad. Thanks

-- -- Mike Beauvais

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#1 posted 08-17-2014 10:24 PM

Looks great. I like how you chamfered the corners of the joints.

-- Brian Timmons -

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#2 posted 08-17-2014 11:38 PM

Nice and clean looking box and your care for good joinery shows.
Well done and a nice gift with a personal touch .


-- Kiefer

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#3 posted 08-18-2014 02:52 PM

Very nice box in design and execution.

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#4 posted 08-18-2014 04:03 PM

Great looking box. I especially love the joints. Nice choice of hardware too. Is the bottom piece glued in with a butt joint or do you have a better method?

-- Richard- Tulsa, Oklahoma

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#5 posted 08-18-2014 05:53 PM

That is a very nice box. I like it.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#6 posted 08-19-2014 02:08 AM

nice box! I have been wanting to make a tea box for a while now.

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#7 posted 05-02-2017 01:11 AM

I like it.

-- Don K, (Holland, Michigan)

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