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Project by kiefer posted 10-11-2014 10:46 PM 2116 views 3 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this basket a little while ago and it turned out perfect as a Thanksgiving present to our friends that invited us for dinner on monday which is our Canadian Thanksgiving .
Just thought I show and post it here and wish all Canadians a happy Thanksgiving .
The basket is made from plantation teak and steam bent and fitted with leather ribbon and walnut handles .
My dear wife did the decorating and I think she did a wonderful job putting a harvest scene together to compliment the basket .


-- Kiefer

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#1 posted 10-11-2014 10:57 PM

Beautiful work and most timely—what a great present!

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

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#2 posted 10-11-2014 11:39 PM

Thanks Klaus. Happy thanksgiving to you and yours as well.
Beautiful basket and a lovely arrangement of seasonal harvest.

-- Paul M ..............the early bird may get the worm but it’s the second mouse that gets the cheese!

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#3 posted 10-11-2014 11:52 PM

Very nicely done by both you and your wife. Your friends will LOVE it.

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

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#4 posted 10-11-2014 11:54 PM

A great job and a nice team effort. Cool joinery where the two ends meet using the leather. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

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

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#5 posted 10-12-2014 12:02 AM

That is a beautiful, and beautiful decorated Thanksgiving basket. Have a happy Thanksgiving.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#6 posted 10-12-2014 02:10 AM

Nice basket and beautifully decorated for the season!!

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

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#7 posted 10-12-2014 02:29 AM

Very nice basket Klaus. Hope you had a Happy Thanksgiving.

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#8 posted 10-12-2014 02:50 AM

Nice harvest basket, Klaus… has a good country flavor. Kudos to the Mrs on her part in rounding out the look.

-- jbschutz

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#9 posted 10-12-2014 07:45 AM

Very nicely done basket by you and your wife Klaus. Happy Thanksgiving to both of you.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#10 posted 10-12-2014 10:08 AM

Happy Thanksgiving Klaus, that basket turned out amazing you do such nice work, thanks for sharing.

-- Randy - If I'm not on LJ's then I'm making Saw Dust. Please feel free to visit my store location at

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#11 posted 10-12-2014 06:29 PM


Usually get a notice that you’ve posted. didn’t happen this time. Master at work! Great combination!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#12 posted 10-12-2014 07:42 PM

this is a wonderful thanksgiving piece, what did you use for the bottom of this, this does inspire me to give something like this a go…think i will…im sure your friends really liked it.

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#13 posted 10-13-2014 02:40 AM

Thanks all and enjoy the Holiday with all the good food and company .

I used just a piece of a skid that a compressor was shipped on from the USA nice and claen and just wide enough ,planed it to about 5/8” not sure what it is but could be cypress.


-- Kiefer

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#14 posted 10-19-2014 09:49 PM

Outstanding Klaus!

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#15 posted 10-21-2014 02:54 PM

Beautiful basket, Klaus! Would you explain how the handles are attached and how you secured the leather? Thanks for sharing. Your wife’s choice of decor is spot on!

-- God bless, Candy

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