Tea Box

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Project by NoSpace posted 01-29-2017 07:45 PM 918 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Really simple Peruvian Walnut tea box. Will probably make a few of these of different styles to get finger joints down. Might as well mention the work table it setting on was a finger-joint test piece and I’ll make several more of those to stack Russian doll style—super, super strong.

I didn’t include the dividers for the tea box in the pic because it was one of those efforts where you tell yourself, you know you’re doing it totally wrong, but just want to get it over with the “easy way” (for me, getting out fewer tools and avoiding setup) and then it takes three times longer than it would have taken and comes out bad. The bottom has green velvet—finally found a simple method to accomplish that without ruining everything.

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#1 posted 01-29-2017 08:43 PM

That’s some beautiful wood and a beautiful box.

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#2 posted 01-30-2017 04:35 PM

looks great!! btw, what “simple” method did you employ for the velvet bottom?

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#3 posted 01-30-2017 06:54 PM

This is a very nice box. Congratulations.

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#4 posted 01-31-2017 01:44 AM

Snowman: I found this on one of those instruction sites; can’t remember where. Cut poster board just under size. Cut velvet slightly bigger—cuts don’t need to be straight and fraying is okay. spray poster board with 3M super 77 glue, apply velvet w/overlapping the edges. dry a little, turn over, spray bottom and pull the ragged edges of the velvet over the edge of the board and stick to the underside. then just use same glue to glue it to bottom.

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