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I have been in the shop again making more tea boxes. I try to put a contrasting wood on the box and the top as well as contrasting with the splines. I made several out of walnut with different maple tops & made one of rosewood with a birdseye maple top.

The finish was Minwax Wipe-On Poly (I mixed gloss with satin to get a semi-gloss). I made the lids with a lip that fits inside the box. I use a router mounted in a router table for that. I cut the splines on the tablesaw as well as the slots for the splines. I made several others this week, but didn't take photos.

For the birdseye maple top, I had a really ratty looking board that I had to work with to get the wood. See photo.

Oh, when I was cutting the lip for one of the walnut boards there was a knot near the cut and a piece of the box top got torn out. I looked through the vacuum and found the piece of wood and used super glue to put in back in. I can't see where it was repaired. Malcolm / Kentucky USA.
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Wow! Those boxes are a work of art. Great job Malcolm. Thanks for posting.

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that gorgeous...

This would have been the week that I'd have finished chewing thru the restraints...
If only new layers hadn't been added....

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Malcom - cool tea boxes - are the dividers fixed or friction fit?

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I like em,I like em, Malcolm, You sure do fine work,very nice.

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Malcolm you did a great job there. There beautiful looking

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Malcolm you do some awesome work.
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Beautiful as always Malcolm.
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Inspirational.
Thanks for posting, Malcolm.

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The dividers are friction fit and very snug. Malcolm / Kentucky / USA
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