Tea box

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Project by Tom Regnier posted 12-22-2017 11:36 PM 1475 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this little walnut box for my sister in law to use as a tea box. Simple design with some maple splines to offset the walnut and wine colored flocking on the inside.
Thanks for looking.

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#1 posted 12-23-2017 06:43 AM

Tom, great details I like the ogee at the top and the trim at the bottom. Of course the splines are a nice touch. The walnut has a lovely grain and color. Your photos are clear and well focused. This is a simple, well-thought-out design. Good work. You night want to look at this posting about cutting down longer hinges to fit the size of the box, and this posting on installing hinges. Just some ideas to think about.

-- Big Al in IN

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Tom Regnier

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#2 posted 12-23-2017 11:25 AM

Thanks for sharing Al, I will definitely study the links you sent. Getting the hinge exactly at the right depth for the top to look and function properly was a challenge!

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#3 posted 12-23-2017 11:48 AM

Pretty nice design with hinge/opening on shorter side and wood you used. How this ’’one’’ hinge lid works? Has it some movement left-right?

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#4 posted 12-23-2017 12:23 PM

Tom, the trim at top and bottom are especially eye-catching on an otherwise simple design. Nice wood choice and nice work!

-- Dave - Santa Fe

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#5 posted 12-23-2017 01:07 PM

I’m sure she will love this beautiful tea box. I like the woods and the detail. You did a fine job.

-- Drew -- "The greatest wealth is health".

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#6 posted 12-23-2017 02:08 PM

Ivan, the box is small enough that the single hinge works pretty well. Perhaps a small side rail hinge would have been a better choice….next time!

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#7 posted 12-23-2017 03:19 PM

Wow! Tom, this box is so impressive and it shows a lot of nice quality.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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