Redneck Kiefer Basket

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Project by jaykaypur posted 10-18-2014 03:10 AM 1199 views 2 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my redneck version of Kiefer’s Thanksgiving basket. The woods are tiger maple and walnut. Instead of steam-bending the maple, I threw it outside and left it lay in a rainstorm for a day. The maple was a sliver that I had off another project and it was already pretty flimsy so I just had to get it good and wet. Fashioned the handles up and they look nice against the maple. Didn’t have any “Thanksgiving” props, so I used a Christmas tea-towel and homemade jams and chestnuts. It is 8” around and sets 2 3/4” high. The bottom is 3/8” maple. Finished with Howards wax. Thanks for the looks and comments.

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

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#1 posted 10-18-2014 05:38 AM

That’s purdy, looks like polished copper! The “threw it outside and left it lay in a rainstorm for a day” part made me laugh. What kind of fasteners did you use, Jay? Thanks for sharing.

-- God bless, Candy

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#2 posted 10-18-2014 09:45 AM

CFrye—-the fasteners along the bottom edge are 3/4” brads with the heads painted black. They worked out real well.

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

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#3 posted 10-18-2014 11:57 AM

looks good Jay

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#4 posted 10-18-2014 02:00 PM


I love the shape on the handles.

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#5 posted 10-18-2014 02:12 PM

Totally unique nice work.

-- Custom furniture

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#6 posted 10-18-2014 03:26 PM

Very nice, I like the use of scraps. Who needs a steamer?

-- bowtie,.....jus passin thru....

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#7 posted 10-18-2014 04:26 PM

Very cool work. Love it.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#8 posted 10-18-2014 05:21 PM

Turned out nice. I have been thinking of doing one myself. Totally cool.

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

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#9 posted 10-19-2014 01:17 AM

That looks great. Great job

-- The Old Rednek Workshop

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#10 posted 10-19-2014 02:56 AM

So brilliant! In the rain no less! Love it

-- “There is nothing like looking, if you want to find something. You certainly usually find something, if you look, but it is not always quite the something you were after.” ~ JRR Tolkien

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#11 posted 10-20-2014 11:53 AM

Very nice. Is that a home canned Jalapeno jelly in there??

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

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#12 posted 10-20-2014 08:38 PM

Roger——greengage plum jam and blackberry jam. I harvested and processed both.

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

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#13 posted 10-21-2014 02:26 PM

Very nice and your own design not a copy but where is the leather ribbon ? LOL


-- Kiefer

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