Tea Box

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Project by CoreyM posted 01-29-2011 03:33 AM 3851 views 15 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a little box to hold tea that I made for my wife. It’s canary wood and lacewood. I hand cut the dovetails and carved the top with a chisel and scrapers and a ton of sanding.

-- Corey

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#1 posted 01-29-2011 03:54 AM

that is so nice, great looking top

-- Dan Hux,,,,Raleigh, NC

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#2 posted 01-29-2011 03:54 AM

Wow! That is beautiful, exquisite, and just plain extraordinary!

I love what you did with the lid! It is carved beautifully, and it is so rare to see anything other than boring old straight lines and right angles and flat surfaces – which you never see in nature. So this is great! I love it!

Good job

-- -Angela, "Christos Anesti!"

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#3 posted 01-29-2011 05:22 AM

That is a fine top.

-- I came, I was conquered, I was born again. ἵνα ὦσιν ἓν

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#4 posted 01-29-2011 05:29 AM

great work, don’t you think a grinder would have worked better on the top well easier anyway? It came out very nice in any case.

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop, http://[email protected]

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#5 posted 01-29-2011 07:16 AM

Very nice tea box. the top is great.

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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#6 posted 01-29-2011 07:16 AM

Very nice.. I’ve never seen grinded/ground lacewood before.. Very sharp.

-- Dan, Rochester, NY

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#7 posted 01-29-2011 07:18 AM

nice hand work!

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#8 posted 01-29-2011 11:53 AM

Very nice, the top really sets it off. Hand cut box joints wow, where do you find the patience? Great work.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#9 posted 01-29-2011 04:37 PM

I especially like the lacewood for the top, and your treatment of it. Sort of looks like a Dali piece, with the front of the box wanting to pour over the front edge.

-- Jonathan, Denver, CO "Constructive criticism is welcome and valued as it gives me new perspectives and helps me to advance as a woodworker."

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#10 posted 01-29-2011 10:29 PM

very nice!

-- Lou

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#11 posted 01-30-2011 06:06 PM

That carving is very cool
That would look great on kitchen cabinets.

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#12 posted 02-01-2011 10:01 PM

Nice carving detail on the lid. I think I would of used a 4” grinder though. Must of been fun watching it develop as you scraped and sanded. Therapeutic?

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#13 posted 02-01-2011 10:35 PM

I’m a hobbyist woodworker, I do this because I love to. I don’t enjoy suiting up to woodwork, I prefer to work quietly if I can, so, yes a 4” grinder would have been quicker, but I don’t know how much so. I roughed out the carving with a very large gouge probably made for timber framing, I then scraped and then sanded to get the final finish. I really enjoy using hand tools, but I’m sure there’s some normish guy out there that could devise a routah jig to make a hundred of these an hour. Enjoy yourself, for me, I’d rather make something besides jigs and still be able to hear when I’m 80.

-- Corey

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#14 posted 02-04-2011 08:45 PM

Nice box, beautiful wood, all by hand, very impressive, bet your hands and arms are getting built up, endurance is a real help on sanding and the like, thanks for sharing

-- It's Mic Keep working and sharing

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#15 posted 09-27-2011 05:02 AM

THIS IS GREAT! The carving on the top creates a great effect w/ the lacewood rays. Gorgeous

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