Wooden Hinge Tea Box

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Project by Dan P posted 08-17-2015 06:42 PM 2398 views 1 time favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

10” x 6.375” x 4”

Made with Santos Mahogany and Bubinga for the panel and hinges. For the finish I started with a coat of shellac then 3 coats of Arm R Seal. Arm R Seal really darkens the wood. Picture number four is a box made from the same pieces of wood as the tea box, but with just one coat of Shellac.

The tray is removable making this box multipurpose.

-- Daniel P

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#1 posted 08-17-2015 10:13 PM

Nice work Daniel

-- And my head I'd be a scratchin'

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#2 posted 08-18-2015 12:09 AM

Great looking box! I like the thick splines, and those wood hinges!

-- Dean -- "Don't give up the ship -- fight her 'till she sinks!" Capt James Lawrence USN

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#3 posted 08-18-2015 12:34 AM

Thanks Ruddy! Thanks Dean!

-- Daniel P

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#4 posted 08-18-2015 12:56 AM

Nice piece of work….as always. How did you make the hinges…..finger joint?

-- I am going to go stand outside so if anyone asks about me, tell them I'M OUTSTANDING!

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#5 posted 08-18-2015 02:24 AM

Thanks Wrangler!, they are finger joints made by laminating two pieces together with the pivot hole cut out before gluing.

-- Daniel P

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#6 posted 08-18-2015 03:21 AM

Great looking box and the hinges compliment it nicely. I heard somewhere that tea stored in a wooden container last longer and extends its flavor.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#7 posted 08-18-2015 03:22 AM

Beautiful box – I really like the lid and the wooden hinges. Some day I would like to attempt this type of hinge on my own.

Thanks for sharing.

Bill in MI

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#8 posted 08-18-2015 03:51 AM

Thanks Dave! Thanks Bill!

-- Daniel P

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#9 posted 08-18-2015 11:40 AM

Very nice. I like the tray being removable.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. [email protected]

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#11 posted 08-18-2015 08:22 PM

Great work, love the hinges also.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#12 posted 08-18-2015 11:25 PM

Thanks everyone!

-- Daniel P

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