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Project by kiefer posted 03-09-2015 05:19 PM 3289 views 22 times favorited 48 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My latest box design called 1882 because of the amount of pyramids or diamonds .
See the blog on the pattern cutting process here .
I was looking forward to a visit of my wifes niece this summer and have this as a gift ready but as it turns out I have to make another because my wife claimed this one ,oh well I got more wood and time .
Made from red oak and Peruvian walnut with an interior lined with deep brown velvet and solid brass hinges .
The size is 10 1/2” W x 7” D x 4 1/4” H

-- Kiefer

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#1 posted 03-09-2015 05:31 PM

Beautiful work Klaus! I love this pyramid look. I also like the wood choices, very pleasing to the eye. Great looking box!

-- 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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#2 posted 03-09-2015 05:32 PM

Elegant, I like the patterns.


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#3 posted 03-09-2015 05:49 PM

Another great looking box. Very tactile. Thanks for sharing.

-- Tyvekboy -- Marietta, GA ………….. one can never be too organized

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#4 posted 03-09-2015 05:56 PM

That takes a lot of patience. Well done

-- you may only live once, but if you do it right that's all you need

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#5 posted 03-09-2015 06:09 PM

Your boxes always amaze me, I love it

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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#6 posted 03-09-2015 06:13 PM

wow, that is beautiful. the diamond design is very attractive and unique.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#7 posted 03-09-2015 06:19 PM

Wow, Klaus, you really nailed this one. Striking box. The colors work really really well. The texture seems natural and not contrived. The brass polished hinges look right. Nice details on the tray. What’s not to like? Nice work. I would replace the Phillips screws with polished slotted screws to match the hinges, and perfection would occur. But the screws are minor. This is a really nice and innovative box. Lots to like. It “sings”.

-- "Everybody makes mistakes. A craftsman always fixes them." (Monty Kennedy, "The Checkering and Carving of Gunstocks", 1952)

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#8 posted 03-09-2015 06:19 PM

A truly exquisite box, Klaus. I can see why you wife wanted it!!

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

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#9 posted 03-09-2015 06:32 PM

I am really sick of the look of oak, used so much of it over the years, but I have to say this is awesome!

I agree, the contrast and composition is superb. Very well done!

-- Randy "You are judged as much by the questions you ask as the answers you give..."

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#10 posted 03-09-2015 07:25 PM

Stunning. Very much has a ancient appearance. I can see why it was confiscated. Looks like you used the meat tenderizer to make the design in this one. (laughing) Very nice design Klaus.
Great thinking with the matching tray lift.

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

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#11 posted 03-09-2015 07:47 PM

An evolution on some of your basic style elements! I like the step up to texture. Another visually interesting statement Klaus!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#12 posted 03-09-2015 08:16 PM

That is too much trouble. I would just use LEGO blocks on the outside and call it quits.

Stunning job Klaus. I am still in awe.

-- Thor and Odin are still the greatest of Gods.

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#13 posted 03-09-2015 08:46 PM

It’s a beautiful box! I’d be interested in knowing if the sides where you cut the diamonds is end grain wood? One of my clocks, M12, has a diamond sculpted face place and I did that with maple end grain (like a cutting board) and then cut the diamonds with a table saw jig that I designed. What was your method?

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#14 posted 03-09-2015 09:39 PM

Very eye-catching and attractive—well done!

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

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#15 posted 03-09-2015 09:40 PM

Exquisite craftsmanship and design. Your wife is a smart woman by TAKING the first one! LOL

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

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