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Project by kiefer posted 03-21-2015 10:15 PM 4373 views 33 times favorited 54 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Maple and walnut box with solid brass hinges and dark brown velvet liner.
The design of this box is a follow up of the 1882 box I posted recently .
On this box I thought I try a more pronunced diamond pattern by veneering maple onto walnut and then cutting the pattern and it worked out beautiful .
See the blog on cutting pattern jig here .
I love the result of this process and suits this style of box very much . I will further develop this process which has many more possibilitys and keeps me thinking whats next .
I hope you enjoy and let me know what you think .


-- Kiefer

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#1 posted 03-21-2015 10:19 PM

Klaus….you are really creating a winner with your diamond pattern designs. I can definitely see the endless possibilities and combinations that you can create. I know you have to be extremely cautious about splintering or chipping one of the pyramids since a bad one would really stand out…
I’m lookin forward to seeing your other combinations and creations…

That pattern would make a good back scratcher also…

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#2 posted 03-21-2015 10:21 PM

Nice Piece. Dijobo desu Yo! Let’s have a Sapporo to celebrate!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#3 posted 03-21-2015 10:23 PM

That is really sharp Klaus.
The combo and design make it really handsome.

Did you have to sand between the pyramids?


-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#4 posted 03-21-2015 10:25 PM

That’s so amazing.
Beautiful box, here all your ideas come together and become a real conversation piece.
Best thoughts,

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#5 posted 03-21-2015 10:30 PM

Thanks guys
I fell in love with this pattern and cutting the diamonds is not that difficult as long as the cutter is sharp and I was surprised how well these veneered or laminated panels turned out but taking my time paid of .
Our womens curling team is in Sapporo Japan competing at the world championship and this is sort of a tribute to them I hope they do well .
On this box I sanded the pyramids with 320 paper but the cutter leaves a almost glass like finish so it is almost a waste of time to sand .

-- Kiefer

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#6 posted 03-21-2015 10:33 PM

Thanks Mads
Yes this came together beautifully and I am very pleased with the overall design and wouldn’t change one thing .

-- Kiefer

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#7 posted 03-21-2015 10:33 PM

....... sand between the pyramids :-) ......... Of course Steve, did you expect grass?

This is a special day – new boxes from both Greg and Klaus …. Boy am I glad I don’t have to choose one!

I really like the pyramid texture and I can see that you are going to have lots of fun with variations of your theme.
Of course that is just the “finish” added to your always innovative and artistic designs.

Very nice!

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

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#8 posted 03-21-2015 10:38 PM

Thanks Paul
That is too funny . sand between the pyramids :-)
I needed a good laugh and now I am off to celebrate my daughters birth day she turned forty now I feel old .

-- Kiefer

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#9 posted 03-21-2015 10:41 PM

Really lovely. Perhaps your best yet. I like it a lot. A striking yet very inviting feel to the whole thing. My compliments.

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

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#10 posted 03-21-2015 10:49 PM


I hope they do well. But Isn’t curly the Canadian national sport? :<)

Tell them to bring back the trophy and my favorite Japanese beer.

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#11 posted 03-21-2015 11:26 PM

Curling team…I’m more of a bench press type of person

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#12 posted 03-21-2015 11:39 PM

Beautifully designed and executed!

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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#13 posted 03-21-2015 11:40 PM

Your creation just keep getting better. Laminating 2 dissimilar woods created a spectacular look. The diamond thing is one of the best designs I have seen. You keep raising the bar and I’ll be able to walk under it without stooping!

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#14 posted 03-21-2015 11:45 PM

I do not know what to say….speechless.

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

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#15 posted 03-21-2015 11:54 PM

stunning..I made a turning as you did your diamonds..I sweated thru the whole process, and didn’t ruin one. I was delighted as I know you are. super box!

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