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Project by metolius posted 12-25-2018 10:05 PM 1796 views 12 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

For Christmas I took on a replication of Pekovich’s tea box featured in Aug/2018 FineWoodworking.

The design elements are subtle and the proportions are refined.
Its a shadow of the original, but turned out well and was a very fun build.

I will enjoy to see it in daily use.

-- derek / oregon





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#1 posted 12-26-2018 01:31 AM

The box looks fantastic! I also enjoyed your blog.

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#2 posted 12-26-2018 01:42 AM

Nice build. Beautifully done!

-- AJ

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#3 posted 12-26-2018 05:10 AM

Fine work, sir. I like the contrast.

-- "My god has more wood than your god" ... G. Carlin.

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#4 posted 12-26-2018 06:50 AM

I like this a lot, nice design.

-- Allen, Colorado (Instagram @bobasaurus_woodworking)

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#5 posted 12-26-2018 10:57 AM

Really nice. You have talent.

-- Petey

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#6 posted 12-26-2018 12:28 PM

I had read your blog previously and am glad to see the finished product. It turned out really nice! I’d like to try one too.

-- Kim - imperfection is the pursuit of perfection

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#7 posted 12-26-2018 01:09 PM

Your box turned out fantastic! I modified the original plans with mitered corners but it just didn’t turn out how I expected…it was my practice run using walnut. Now, after learning curve, I have two that I’m currently working on with wenge and birdseye maple and hope they turn out as well as yours. Reading your blog is helpful in knowing how to get the wenge grain to stand out. Great job and favorited!

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#8 posted 12-26-2018 06:13 PM

Beautiful box. That is a project I plan to build. I’ll have to check out your blog.

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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#9 posted 12-26-2018 10:21 PM

Thanks all.

I would love to see the variations that are made.

-- derek / oregon

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#10 posted 12-27-2018 02:55 PM

looks great!!

-- Pete

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#11 posted 12-27-2018 10:54 PM

It’s hard to replicate projects by such talented woodworkers but you did a real nice job of it. I’ll have to check out your blog on the build but I really like the interior wood choice. How was the wire brushing technique?

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metolius

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#12 posted 12-28-2018 07:27 PM



It s hard to replicate projects by such talented woodworkers but you did a real nice job of it. I ll have to check out your blog on the build but I really like the interior wood choice. How was the wire brushing technique?

- Tom Regnier

Hi Tom, I had some comments on wire brushing here: blog: wire brushing

Since completion, I stumbled on a free video segment on the topic:
Video: How to create a textured finish with a wire brush

The approach described in the video didn’t work well for me. Maybe my wire brush was too soft ; maybe my wenge was too hard ; perhaps my expectations of deep texture were too high. In the end, softening the wenge with oil before wire brushing worked well for me.

-- derek / oregon

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#13 posted 07-30-2019 01:15 PM

I very much enjoy seeing different and creative materials being used in place of common woodworking hardware. It blends in well with the overall aesthetic of the box. Very well done!

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