Tea boxes

Two tea boxes.  Approximately 10" long X 5" wide 4" high.

Feet are 5/16" X 5/16" mitered and glued to add lift. Rose wood?

Sides resawed from what I thought was walnut, turned out to be bloodwood. 5/16" thick

The liner with dividers are curly maple 1/8" thick

Top is press fitted birds eye mape wrapped with rose wood and yellow heart.  Sanded to fit and glued. 

3/16" brass rods in layed index the top to the bottom. 

Finish is GF satin wipe on. Several coats, but still feels like wood to the touch.

Thanks for looking 



Beautiful! I wanted to see more pictures:)

No name noobie here

those came out real sweet petey. nice work.

working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

Great looking boxes.    More things than tea would fix in those.   Nicely done, like the finish, design and all the rest.


Petey, great work as always.  Did you drum Sand the maple to 1/8 or buy it.  I love the look of the two woods and the splines.  I'm surprised that you didn't recognize the bloodwood right off, when I turned that "magic Wand" the dust was really fine and red and everywhere...like nothing I had ever worked before.  It was my first time with bloodwood.  I was a little shocked.  
Very good work, but I would expect nothing else from your shop...thanks for showing.


Beautiful work. And I like the v-groove option for the dividers. I struggle with joining thin stock like that. 👍🏼

Ryan/// ~sigh~ I blew up another bowl. Moke told me "I made the inside bigger than the outside".

ive only turned pen blanks, never worked with lumber.

working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

Nice looking boxes Petey. Working with that thin stock can be a challenge sometimes.
Nice looking boxes, Petey!!!!!!!!

Cheers, Jim ........................ Variety is the spice of life...............Learn something new every day

 ...I wanted to see more pictures:)

of the build...

If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

Beautiful boxes Petey, great use of contrasting wood. I have been thinking of building a tea box for some time now as I drink tea almost every day and feel a cardboard box for the tea bags just isn't fitting for a woodworker LOL.  

-- Paul--- Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep. — Scott Adams


Resaw to 3/16 or 1/4"? Planer to as thin as I can get, then drum sander.


Beautiful Tea Boxes Petey, the contrast in the woods is wonderful. Well done.

Main Street to the Mountains

These are gorgeous Petey!  Very similar to Mike Pekovic's design but the joinery and the feet make it a whole new animal.  I like it a lot 😎

Gorgeous work.  I love Bloodwood, but heavy and hard stuff.  The splined corners are a nice touch.

daveg, SW Washington & AZ

This looks great! Beautiful colors and just the right amount of detail.