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Project by JADobson posted 01-13-2019 07:45 PM 613 views 1 time favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Small tea box I made this weekend. Solid walnut with a poplar lid painted with milk paint. Bottom is 1/8” plywood veneered with walnut on the bottom and fabric on the interior. Sized to hold twinnings tea bags. Finish is danish oil then shellac and then beeswax. Thanks for looking.

Comments and critiques welcome.

-- No craft is very far from the line beyond which is magic. -- Lord Dunsany — Instagram @grailwoodworks





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Brodan

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#1 posted 01-13-2019 07:53 PM

Very nice. The contrasting lid is a nice touch.

Very clean looking.

-- Dan, TN

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KimAccurso

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#2 posted 01-13-2019 11:04 PM

I love the simplicity of this tiny box. And the milk paint on the lid. I bet it is quite eye catching on the counter of a kitchen!

-- Kim - imperfection is the pursuit of perfection

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#3 posted 01-14-2019 04:26 AM

Great box, love the inside bottom

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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Andre

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#4 posted 01-14-2019 06:45 AM

Might make a good Pen holder? Love the Handle.

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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JADobson

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#5 posted 01-14-2019 12:32 PM

Thanks all. This is for my office at work so a pen holder and candy dish in a similar style are planned. Might take a while though.

-- No craft is very far from the line beyond which is magic. -- Lord Dunsany — Instagram @grailwoodworks

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#6 posted 01-19-2019 04:43 PM

I like this box. It reminds me of the work done by Matt Kenney in “52 Boxes in 52 weeks” I too have incorporated some of his ideas in my box-building work, but have yet to photograph and post. I highly recommend Kenney’s book for its exuding creativity and for the way he shares a critique of his own work.

-- Jerrybox-Boxes Unlimited

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JADobson

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#7 posted 01-19-2019 07:07 PM

Thanks Jerry – yes Kennneys work inspired this box. I also enjoyed his book

-- No craft is very far from the line beyond which is magic. -- Lord Dunsany — Instagram @grailwoodworks

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