Tea box

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Project by Kade Knight posted 10-27-2014 06:23 PM 2084 views 2 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a tea box comissioned by my favorite barista at a local coffee shop. The top and interior dividers are highly figured cherry and the carcass is walnut. Finish is thinned BLO and wiping varnish.

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#1 posted 10-27-2014 10:39 PM

I really like your box. Looks like a very balanced design, and well crafted execution. I like it. Hope to see more boxes from you.

-- "Everybody makes mistakes. A craftsman always fixes them." (Monty Kennedy, "The Checkering and Carving of Gunstocks", 1952)

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#2 posted 10-28-2014 02:59 PM

Box is great. Never thought of “will work for a coffee card”


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#3 posted 10-29-2014 04:41 AM

Kade, nice work here. The cherry has a lovely grain. It is difficult to find a good companion wood for a reddish-colored wood. Is the divider inset into the sides or does it just sit inside the box? Why is the center divider higher than the other dividers? I like the clean lines. Does the box lock shut? Keep boxing and keep posting.

-- Big Al in IN

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Kade Knight

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#4 posted 10-31-2014 04:50 PM

Thanks for the kind words everybody. That was an amazing piece of cherry and the funny thing is that a lumber dealer I purchased some cherry from put that piece in the shipping box to fill a void! I will always take free wood that looks like that! Boxguy, the dividers just sit inside the box so they can be removed to clean the bottom of the box if needed. Also the center divider is taller because I thought it looked cool. Lastly the box does not lock.

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#5 posted 10-31-2014 11:17 PM

Kade, thanks for the replies to my questions. Good ideas on all points.

-- Big Al in IN

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