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Project by kiefer posted 08-29-2015 08:32 PM 2619 views 13 times favorited 34 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This box is sort of a proto type that I designed and am playing around with .
The wood I used for this liftoff lid box is hickory and the corner joint is accented with Peruvian walnut which is a very deep brown when finished . The box is made by simply grooving the front , back and sides which are then mitred .The bottom is installed in a groove in the inside and the box is then glued together and left for the glue to dry .The next step is cutting and gluing the splines into the grooves and sanding everything smooth .
The lid and tray are added and the box and tray bottom is lined with a plush brown cloth .
The size is 10”W x 6 3/8”D x 4 1/4” H
Any comments and questions welcome .


-- Kiefer

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#1 posted 08-29-2015 08:40 PM

A great looking tactile box. The splines, as well as fitting in so well, must add considerable strength to the overall construction. Great!

-- It always looks better when it's finished!

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#2 posted 08-29-2015 08:56 PM


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#3 posted 08-29-2015 08:58 PM

This technique provides a darn nice effect. And since it is just a proto type, I can’t imagine what improvement the final product would have. You are, and you have, such good inspiration Klaus. It’s easy to be tempted to get into box making with such example. Thanks ! (and thanks for the description of all the steps involved).



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#4 posted 08-29-2015 09:05 PM

I really like this and I really like seeing what “new” slant on design that you incorporate in each box. This is definitely a one of a kind, top shelf example of your artistry. The splines really set it off too!

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

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#5 posted 08-29-2015 09:16 PM

Nice looking box Kiefer! Photo type or not I like the clean lines on this one. I’m thinking this would be a good box for a gentleman’s dresser.

-- 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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#6 posted 08-29-2015 09:37 PM

You have a knack for very innovative and attractive combinations of wood, texture, and color. Not easily done, but you make it look easy.

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

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#7 posted 08-29-2015 10:07 PM

Very interesting looking box—I like it!

-- Dean

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#8 posted 08-29-2015 10:13 PM

Sweet! Nice work!!

-- Nick, Virginia,

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#9 posted 08-29-2015 10:33 PM

your work always catches my eye..neat concept!

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#10 posted 08-29-2015 10:54 PM

Very unique and elegant at the same time.

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

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#11 posted 08-29-2015 10:58 PM

Very nice Klaus.
You are doing lots of good exploration in the field of textures. This is going to be another nice series like the pyramids I suspect.
...... Can’t wait!

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

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#12 posted 08-29-2015 11:33 PM

I like it Klaus.
I guess this technique could be used with several types of grooves. Neat.
Good thinking.


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#13 posted 08-29-2015 11:49 PM

Klaus, you’ve once again blown me away. I really enjoyed seeing this wonderful piece. Thanks for sharing.

-- Drew in Ohio -- "The greatest wealth is health".

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#14 posted 08-30-2015 12:13 AM

super design and very fine build Klaus.

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#15 posted 08-30-2015 12:14 AM


Wondered what you were up to. I see! I like the subtle contrasr provided by the lights and shadows.

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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