Sheraton style tea caddy

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Project by bbrown posted 01-04-2018 05:39 PM 2639 views 8 times favorited 26 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was a fun project utilizing a variety of inlay. The project sort of evolved. I did not intend to put the boxes in or make the ogee feet, for example. I kept adding details til it looked like it was done.

Thank you for looking and wishing everyone a good New Year…..

—Bill (Snow bound in North Carolina)

Sheraton Tea Caddy

Figured Walnut primary wood
Shell patterae inlays
Rope edging
Shop-made inlay and bandings
Two dovetailed tiger maple tea boxes with inlay, tin lining, and ebony edging
Ogee bracket style feet
Working lockset
Lion ring pulls

-- Traditional Woodworking & Carving classes at my shop in Coastal Maine:

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#1 posted 01-04-2018 05:48 PM

Outstanding, great work. Design, Scale, wood selection and of course craftsmanship – your firing on all cylinders!

-- Cheap is expensive! - my Dad

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Ron Aylor

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#2 posted 01-04-2018 05:53 PM

I kept adding details til it looked like it was done.

- bbrown

The Sheraton style definitely lends itself to this approach. Awesome!

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#3 posted 01-04-2018 05:57 PM

Wow – that is gorgeous. Looks like all of the added details did the trick alright.

-- Earl "I'm a pessamist - generally that increases the chance that things will turn out better than expected"

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Jim Rowe

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#4 posted 01-04-2018 06:52 PM

Quite spectacular!
Did you fabricate the tin inserts?
It all goes together beautifully.

-- It always looks better when it's finished!

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#5 posted 01-04-2018 07:05 PM

Thanks so much of the kind comments.

Jim, I just used tin foil for the box linings. I glued up the small boxes without the bottoms and used thinned Elmer’s glue and pressed in the foil in one piece with a squeegee, trying to get all the bubbles out. I glued tin to the inside face of the bottom and then added the bottoms to the boxes.

-- Traditional Woodworking & Carving classes at my shop in Coastal Maine:

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#6 posted 01-04-2018 07:07 PM

B. Brown, elegant! This is a wonderful box, and it functions well too. I like everything about it: inlays, design, moldings, wood choices, character, and function. Each detail adds more to the finished product. Keep boxing and keep posting.

-- Big Al in IN

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#7 posted 01-04-2018 08:10 PM

Outstanding and elegant sure fit this caddy. The detailing is si precise and everything fits well together. Well done.

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

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#8 posted 01-04-2018 08:23 PM

Beautiful work!

-- by Lee A. Jesberger

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#9 posted 01-04-2018 09:27 PM

Nice work. Tulipwood makes such great bandings.
I like everything about it ….. perfect.

-- Paul M ..............the early bird may get the worm but it’s the second mouse that gets the cheese!

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#10 posted 01-04-2018 10:01 PM

That’s just beautiful. Great work! I won’t be trying something like that for a long time to come. lol.

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#11 posted 01-04-2018 10:42 PM

Well, this tea caddy is just beautiful! I’m sure you’ll enjoy it every day!

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

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#12 posted 01-05-2018 12:12 AM

A first class project! Awesome!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#13 posted 01-05-2018 12:13 AM

That is amazing!

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#14 posted 01-05-2018 12:25 AM

I agree with all of the above.
Well done

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#15 posted 01-05-2018 10:55 AM

It is not often we see work of this caliber. thanks for sharing with us. Quite a lovely project

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