finger joint tea box

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Project by RAH posted 07-29-2008 03:46 AM 2821 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is cherry body and hickory top with finger joints, the wood was re-sawn to 1/4 inch. I just made a jig for the table saw for finger joints. Part of the fun of wood working has been making functional jigs and breaking down the wood to what I want. I still have a little trouble with hinges and the lid closing completely it wants to stay open about a 1/16 of an inch. This was made for the tea packages we have in the house. I will make more for Christmas presents and get ahead of the game. Christmas is right around the corner, 5 months, so two weekends out of the month leaves 20 days to build projects.

-- Ron Central, CA

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#1 posted 07-29-2008 04:08 AM

Without seeing your box. I would guess that the screw heads are holding the lid up your 1/16 of an inch.

Great looking box. Nice job. The Hickory is a nice contrast to the sapwood on the sides.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Appomattox Virginia [email protected]

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#2 posted 07-29-2008 04:12 AM

Great looking place to stash tea. Thanks for sharing.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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#3 posted 07-29-2008 06:08 AM

Nice looking box

-- Glenn, New Mexico

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#4 posted 07-29-2008 12:51 PM

Very nice!

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

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