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Project by kiefer posted 08-09-2015 08:23 PM 2138 views 7 times favorited 32 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This box has been sitting on the shelf unfinished for about a year because I could not come up with a design for the base and top trim .From time to time I would pull it down from the shelf and take a look at it and play around with some ideas but nothing worked to my satisfaction .
A couple of days ago while working on another project I took another look at it and suddenly this idea came about and everything just fell together .
I guess sometimes it just takes time and patience to get the design just right and I am very happy with the result .
The box is made from sawn spalted beech veneer which is laminated with hot hide glue to Baltic birch plywood and American walnut for the trim .
Size : 9 1/4” W x 6 1/4” D x 4 1/4” h all measured at lid .
The box bottom , lid and tray are lined with a deep brown cloth and sown on poster board backing . It is finished with BLO and several coats of satin lacquer and a couple coats of bees wax .

-- Kiefer https://www.youtube.com/user/woodkiefer1/videos





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Bud_3

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#1 posted 08-09-2015 08:30 PM

I guess all come at the right time.Nice box.

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Dutchy

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#2 posted 08-09-2015 08:32 PM

This one is also a beauty, Nice wood colors and texture,

-- My englisch is bad but how is your dutch?

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tyvekboy

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#3 posted 08-09-2015 08:41 PM

Nice design. Beautiful.

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

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#4 posted 08-09-2015 08:53 PM

It was worth the wait ,it truly is an outstanding box,the design is fantastic and so is the wood you selected. Beautiful and original.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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Andre

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#5 posted 08-09-2015 09:00 PM

Pretty fancy, well worth the wait!

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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woodshaver (Tony)

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#6 posted 08-09-2015 10:12 PM

Your patience paid off, it’s a beautiful box! Love the wood combos you chose.

-- 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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#7 posted 08-09-2015 10:56 PM

Very nicely done, attractive design.

-- John, British Columbia, Canada

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Jim Jakosh

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#8 posted 08-10-2015 12:18 AM

You have finished it off beautifully!!

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

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nonickswood

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#9 posted 08-10-2015 12:20 AM

Well Done! that is some Beautiful Grain and nice color combinations.

-- Nick, Virginia, http://www.etsy.com/shop/NONICKSWOOD

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DocSavage45

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#10 posted 08-10-2015 12:24 AM

Klaus,

Of course it came together! It just had to catch up to you. LOL! SPAULTED NICE!

How thick is the veneer and did you slice it? Been working/playing on the bandsaw today trying to figure out how to get the best from some figured wood that I had cut awhile ago.

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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RogerBean

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#11 posted 08-10-2015 12:52 AM

Klaus,
Lovely combination of woods that come together nicely in this box. I like it.
Roger

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

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#12 posted 08-10-2015 12:58 AM

Klaus, nice one…the beech and walnut play well together…good choice. What are the little black accent blocks?
Great harmony of design and craftsmanship.

-- jbschutz www.johnschutz.com

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#13 posted 08-10-2015 12:58 AM

Oh yeah, well worth the wait, Klaus! Beautiful. Are the black squares ebonized walnut? Thanks for sharing.

-- God bless, Candy

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#14 posted 08-10-2015 01:27 AM

Good things come to those who wait. Waiting really paid off on this box.

-- Bob

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shipwright

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#15 posted 08-10-2015 01:36 AM

Worth waiting for Klaus ….... and the HHG wasn’t lost on me either. Good on ya. It won’t be long before it’s all you want to use.
I like the top and bottom trim a lot. Well done.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fibreglass trees. http://thecanadianschooloffrenchmarquetry.com/

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