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Project by Woodbridge posted 05-17-2020 12:30 PM 988 views 9 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I had a couple kumiko panels left over from a kumiko demonstration I did at our local woodworking club earlier this year. The Tea Chest from Mike Pekovich’s book the How and Why of Woodworking was the perfect project to use these kumiko panels on.

My version of the tea chest is made from some lovely butternut that I had stashed in my shed for over 5 years. The handle and internal dividers are made from walnut.

The hinged lid slide back and forth to access either side of the chest

The chest measures about 15” long x 8” wide x 5.5” tall. The chest is finished with shellac, then rubbed with steel wool and wax.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario





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helluvawreck

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#1 posted 05-17-2020 01:33 PM

Peter, you did a wonderful job on this chest. It will be a nice place to store many things.

-- helluvawreck aka Charles, http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

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#2 posted 05-17-2020 02:07 PM

Nice! Kumiko is on my list.

-- Steven.......Random Orbital Nailer

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#3 posted 05-17-2020 02:22 PM

Very nice Peter! Crisp lines.

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

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#4 posted 05-17-2020 02:59 PM

Nice pix as well—sometimes I see pix on LJ and just can’t assess everything. Thanks for taking the time!

-- Chuck, Pullman, WA

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#5 posted 05-17-2020 03:18 PM

Looks great, love those tea chest, but all my teas are loose leave:( Curious about the butternut wood never seen any in these parts.

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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#6 posted 05-17-2020 03:43 PM

You do nice work!

-- Petey

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MrWolfe

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#7 posted 05-17-2020 04:17 PM

Beautiful!
Well done and the attention to detail is great!
Love the kumiko and choice of woods.
Jon

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Woodbridge

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#8 posted 05-17-2020 04:37 PM

Thanks for the kind comments everyone. Andre—butternut is found in the eastern US and in Canada. It is sometimes referred to a white Walnut. Its a very soft wood and easy to work.. The trees are in decline due to a fungal disease. In Canada the trees are protected. Only diseased or wormy trees can be cut. I acquired a stash from a fellow that cut them down on his farm over 40 years ago. he never got around to using them.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#9 posted 05-17-2020 05:17 PM

Very nice. The kumiko adds greatly to the project. Good craftsmanship.

-- Ron

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Andre

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#10 posted 05-17-2020 07:35 PM



Thanks for the kind comments everyone. Andre—butternut is found in the eastern US and in Canada. It is sometimes referred to a white Walnut. Its a very soft wood and easy to work.. The trees are in decline due to a fungal disease. In Canada the trees are protected. Only diseased or wormy trees can be cut. I acquired a stash from a fellow that cut them down on his farm over 40 years ago. he never got around to using them.

- Woodbridge

Interesting, grain reminded me a little of the Black Limba that I used last year. Closest thing to a hardwood in these parts is Birch, still have a couple of planks somewhere in the shop:)

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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#11 posted 05-17-2020 08:08 PM

Nice work Peter!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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wildwoodbybrianjohns

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#12 posted 05-17-2020 09:26 PM

Great design all round. Very nice work.

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

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#13 posted 05-17-2020 10:55 PM

Nice, Peter!

-- Dave - Santa Fe

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#14 posted 05-18-2020 01:13 PM

Beautiful work, Peter!

-- Paul Mayer, http://youtube.com/c/toolmetrix

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#15 posted 05-18-2020 03:21 PM

Truly elegant, nice work!

I wish I lived in an area that had such a cool variety of trees to create a nice stash of woods. You do fine work getting the most form you stash 8^)

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