Tea boxes

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Project by Peteybadboy posted 03-08-2020 12:19 PM 1165 views 2 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My version of a Mike Pecovich tea box. The boxes are made from a Mahogany tree that came down on our golf course (Irma). I have a lot from that tree! The splines and knobs are Ebony, one lid is curly walnut from the cut off bid. The inserts are curly maple. I used a shooting board (made for this project) to sneak up on the fit of the 45’s on the insert parts. This project was a lot more work that I thought. Finish id Waterlox.

-- Petey

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#1 posted 03-08-2020 12:53 PM

I like that curved shape on top….something I should make too….so amny tea bags laying all over the citchen drawers.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#2 posted 03-08-2020 01:12 PM

Fine work, Petey. That hunk of walnut is gorge…

Maple is too.

-- WWBBJ: It is better to be interesting and wrong, than boring and right.

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#3 posted 03-08-2020 02:07 PM

Nice job on them Petey. The design is really cool.

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

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#4 posted 03-08-2020 02:18 PM

Love the woods!
Nice craftsmanship Petey 8^)

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#5 posted 03-08-2020 02:21 PM

Beautiful boxes. That Walnut Burl is fabulous. The Curly Maple inner tray is pretty wild too. Interesting when some Mahog is the sedate wood, cause it’s pretty neat too.

Nice work.

-- Think safe, be safe

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#6 posted 03-08-2020 06:41 PM

Wow. Really like that curly maple! Nice job.


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#7 posted 03-09-2020 12:02 AM

Sharp creative approach Pete on the wood selection. Walnut top and curly maple insert great contrast.

-- William Sharp

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#8 posted 03-09-2020 02:13 AM

Fine work, Petey. That hunk of walnut is gorge…

Maple is too.

- wildwoodbybrianjohns

What he said.

-- Jeff NJ

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#9 posted 03-09-2020 11:39 AM

Beautiful Boxes, tray work.

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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#10 posted 03-09-2020 02:09 PM

Nice job on the boxes. It always takes longer when you are doing fine work. If we had to work my the hour some
of our projects would be real expensive. I have often though that I should charge by the pound of saw dust that is made or by the sheets of sand paper used. LOL

-- buzz saw

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#11 posted 03-10-2020 02:35 PM

Nice tea boxes man. I liked Pecovich’s design so much that I built some of those myself a couple of years ago. Really nice job. I read your home page about the acquisition of tools and materials, sounds like me. I can’t stop buying things. Sounds like you have GAS (gear acquisition syndrome).

-- Mony

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#12 posted 03-11-2020 12:11 AM

Nice job and congratulations on your ‘Daily Top 3’ award.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#13 posted 03-12-2020 06:16 AM

Petey, nice work. Beautiful woods. Good design. Like the splines. In the spirit of sharing ideas, you might look here. Keep boxing and keep posting.

-- Big Al in IN

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