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Project by kiefer posted 04-24-2014 01:48 AM 2045 views 5 times favorited 22 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This box is made from a single board of red willow cut into veneer about an 1/8” thick that I happen to find in a pile that a friend gave me .
The grain and colour in this board are so interesting that it just had to be a box .
The board was only about 24”x3”x3/4” so I had to stretch it by slicing it into veneer and veneer some Baltic birch ply to make the box which measures 11”w x6”d x4” h. I added some walnut trim for contrast along with a cloth interior liner .The finish BLO and bees wax .

-- Kiefer

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#1 posted 04-24-2014 02:07 AM

Nice box. Very slick way to make the top bigger. I would do the same thing. Nice going!!...........Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#2 posted 04-24-2014 02:10 AM

Very nice veneer job and good looking box.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#3 posted 04-24-2014 02:11 AM

You are Masterful at all your creations. I really like the side and top.

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#4 posted 04-24-2014 02:16 AM

Very innovative and imaginative way to stretch the wood available. Your design and joinery are top notch! Great job.

-- Have answers, need the right questions.

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#5 posted 04-24-2014 02:26 AM

You certainly used the grains character very well.
Nice piece!

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#6 posted 04-24-2014 02:39 AM

Beautiful grain, nice job re-sawing that good looking board. I have some walnut that needs a treatment just like yours.
Nice work as always Kiefer!

-- Tony C UAW, St Augustine FL, My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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#7 posted 04-24-2014 02:40 AM

This is some beautiful work. You really stretched that board out. The back of the box is just as great as the front.
Certainly a winner.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#8 posted 04-24-2014 02:54 AM

I like the corners of this box and what beautiful wood. Very interesting box. Well done.

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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#9 posted 04-24-2014 02:59 AM

Outstanding….. You did make the grain POP on that piece….

-- To realize our true destiny, we must be guided not by a myth from our past, but by a vision of our future

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#10 posted 04-24-2014 03:30 AM

You did some really great wood stretching on this box. Looks fantastic…!

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#11 posted 04-24-2014 04:12 AM

That is awesome. Great job buddy

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#12 posted 04-24-2014 05:04 AM

Good job and idea with stretch

-- Rev 22:21

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#13 posted 04-24-2014 05:51 AM

Clean, simple and eminently elegant Klaus.
But store bought hinges ??? Your leather ones are so nice!
Just kidding, I like it a lot.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fibreglass trees.

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#14 posted 04-24-2014 09:36 AM

Love that wood and great job of this too.

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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#15 posted 04-24-2014 11:14 AM

Nice looking box Kiefer, beautiful wood and I like the way you have done the lid..excellent.

-- Dave.......If at first you don’t succeed redefine success....

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