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Project by kiefer posted 04-02-2015 12:26 AM 2464 views 14 times favorited 37 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I designed this box as a special Easter treat and used a light and dark layered chocolate as a design inspiration .
It is made from walnut and maple laminated to it giving the two colour look of a chocolate bar .
I used the same jig that I did a blog on
but increased the pattern size and it worked out just right for this box .
The corner details where added after the box was assembled and shaped individually to add a little extra touch .
The interior is lined with a deep brown velvet cloth and the finish is a oil and bees wax paste .
The size is 8 1/2” w x 5 1/4 d x3 1/2 h and with the tray doubling the space holds plenty of Easter chocolate treats .


-- Kiefer

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#1 posted 04-02-2015 12:38 AM

Beautiful … but when you said “Chocolate Delight” , I was thinking more of something like THIS !

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#2 posted 04-02-2015 12:39 AM

This has a cool mosaic look to it Klaus. It is beautiful and very detailed. I hope you’re not going to eat all those chocolates yourself.

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

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#3 posted 04-02-2015 12:48 AM

That is Sweet Klaus, Beautiful Work!!

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.

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#4 posted 04-02-2015 12:55 AM

Great job, always thinking of new designs

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#5 posted 04-02-2015 01:10 AM

Your box is Beautiful box Klaus! I really like your new design. When the cover is closed it’s hard to see that it’s even there at all. Nicely done!

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

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#6 posted 04-02-2015 01:36 AM

Wowie that looks a tricky make Klaus, man you make some fabulous pieces

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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#7 posted 04-02-2015 01:59 AM

Thanks Joe
That is a big one and would take a big box for you to make of eat it real quick and don’t .

I had one and for Easter I maybe allowed one more .

Thanks Mike
A box of sweets it is .

Thanks Cory
There is always a new design idea you just have to think of it .

Thanks Tony
Not having a noticeable seam was something I was shooting for and this worked out nice along with the base detail being incorporated in the pattern .

Thanks Pete
The hard part is cutting the pattern very accurate or else it will look crappy but refinements like the corners and base and lid to lower box seam sure help with the overall look .

-- Kiefer

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#8 posted 04-02-2015 02:21 AM

It’s got your signature. Now it needs to be encased in gold foil, like most high end candy!

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#9 posted 04-02-2015 02:28 AM

Very eye catching design and beautiful craftsmanship!

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#10 posted 04-02-2015 02:48 AM

Looks good enough to eat Klaus.

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

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#11 posted 04-02-2015 03:10 AM

Very cool.

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#12 posted 04-02-2015 03:27 AM

That will even make the easter bunny jealous….very awesome…!

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#13 posted 04-02-2015 06:11 AM

OMG thats most impressive Klaus.
So just when I thought I had learned the skill, you come out with another tester!

Oh well I didnt have much on over Easter so looks like a return to precision cutting again!!
Great work and brilliant detail, I am already pondering on the corners!
Let alone the internal details and tray finishing work

-- Regards Robert

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#14 posted 04-02-2015 06:17 AM

This looks very good Klaus.

Understanding the jig is one but making this in two colors is outstanding. The difficulty of different thicknesses had to be eliminated and also the wood must be 100% flat. it makes me sweating.

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#15 posted 04-02-2015 06:20 AM

Great project Klaus. Nicely unique.

-- John, British Columbia, Canada

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