Tea Pot

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Project by Jess Littlefield posted 07-01-2018 05:19 PM 1077 views 2 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

All accessories are maple wood and the pot is plum which I had to take up because it was old and dying..

I used 100% tung oil thinned with about 30 % paint thinner to bring out the color of the wood then after sitting for a few days, I used Rustoleum gloss rattle can lacquer with about 10 coats over about four days spraying and between some coats I used 0000 steel wool to knock off the dust and bugs that got stuck in the finish. I spray outside in the summer. I left the flaws on each side to show what I had started with since it won’t ever be used to hold anything for I don’t have to tools to hollow it out. This time I started with a picture of a tea pot but I don’t worry about anything matching for I wing it as I go.
I will still use 0000 steel wool with Johnson’s paste wax to give it that smooth slick feeling that people like to do when they see something they like… I did use a yellow printers ink for the maple wood then before the clear lacquer was applied I removed most all the stain along the edges like it had been used for years and years reducing that area back to the original color of maple.

-- Jess Littlefield

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#1 posted 07-01-2018 05:23 PM

I forgot to add, the carving type look I used a Dremel 3000 with a flexable shaft with a few good bits from Wood Carvers Amazing what a dremel can do to wood for I don’t own any hand carving tools, just the grinder..

-- Jess Littlefield

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#2 posted 07-01-2018 05:32 PM

Very pretty.

Good thing it is not to be used for tea; I am positive the tea would have a “Woody” taste.

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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#3 posted 07-01-2018 06:20 PM

Beautiful… just beautiful! :)

-- The only difference between try and triumph is a little umph... and many a splinter in the hands! ;)

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#4 posted 07-01-2018 07:21 PM

They turned out fantastic, Jess!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#5 posted 07-01-2018 07:36 PM

Downright Disney-esque. It’s wonderful.

-- Mark

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#6 posted 07-01-2018 09:06 PM

What a fun little piece Jess! Thanks for sharing!

-- Mike, A Yooper with a drawl,

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#7 posted 07-01-2018 09:09 PM

Very nice & Well done Jess!

-- Richard (Ontario, CANADA)

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#8 posted 07-01-2018 09:34 PM

WOW, great job!!

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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#9 posted 07-01-2018 10:10 PM

Fantastic display of craftsmanship, one very unique & beautiful wooden creation. Well done!

-- "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The point is to bring them the real facts." - Abraham Lincoln

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#10 posted 07-02-2018 06:52 PM

Reminds me on ’’Beauty and the beast’’ tea pot…

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#11 posted 07-03-2018 11:48 PM

That’s a beautiful tea pot—very stylish!

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

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