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Since Christmas 2020 I have made a few wooden baskets and boxes. I believe 5-baskets, 4-tea boxes (for tea bags) and 13 boxes. I have photos of 3-of the tea boxes. All will be gone this week - mostly to Down Syndrome Society.

The tea boxes displayed are made of quarter-sawn spalted red oak with a top made of bubinga, leopard wood with a top made of tiger maple and a box made of birdseye maple with a top made of padauk.

Malcolm/ Kentucky / USA
 

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Since Christmas 2020 I have made a few wooden baskets and boxes. I believe 5-baskets, 4-tea boxes (for tea bags) and 13 boxes. I have photos of 3-of the tea boxes. All will be gone this week - mostly to Down Syndrome Society.

The tea boxes displayed are made of quarter-sawn spalted red oak with a top made of bubinga, leopard wood with a top made of tiger maple and a box made of birdseye maple with a top made of padauk.

Malcolm/ Kentucky / USA
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WHAT A GREAT PROJECT. YOU ARE TO BE CONGRATULATED ON THIS PROJECT.
 

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Another fine group of boxes. My first time seeing quarter sawn spalted red oak.
When I purchased the quarter-sawn, spalted red oak the fellow said he only see that about once every 10 years. I bought all that he had - about 100 bf. That is the last of the purchase. I have made a couple funeral urns out of it and some boxes.
 

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Malcolm, at the rate you're going you'll soon have to put on a second shift!
Some nights I get up around 4 a.m. to work some in the shop - sanding some boxes or applying finish. I'll work in the shop until 5 p.m. or so. I'll put a coat on items around 7 p.m. Then before going to bed around 10, I'll turn some of the pieces over and put a coat on that side of the board. I generally have 6 to 10 boxes or baskets in the assembly line. Most of the time is taken up with applying the finish. It only takes an hour or so to cut out a box or basket. I got down pretty good. I don't want any item leaving the shop with a flaw even though most of my pieces go to little kids.
 

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I love rough carpentry ( not saying yours is, of course),

Finishing has always been my bug bear.

Great boxes....
 
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