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Project by kiefer posted 11-12-2015 12:08 AM 2822 views 5 times favorited 30 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Made this set of boxes for a friend that wanted give each of his six kids a box for Christmas but said whatever I wanted to make would be fine .
To keep things a little easier for me I made all the boxes the same but varied the lid design and used deep brown and deep green liners so he has some decisions to make as to who gets which one .HA HA !

The boxes are oak with walnut trim ,solid brass hinges and brown and green liners for the bottom and tray .
The size is roughly 10 1/2”W x 6 1/2 D” x 4 1/4” H with an oil and wax finish .
Shop time for all six adds up to about sixty hours which surprised me as it takes normally about sixteen plus to make one box like this but then the new jig I made to cut the pyramid pattern sure made a big difference .
I will post the jig separately once I take some pictures .
Here is another jig that helped greatly with the glue up of each box .
And another sanding device that no wood worker should be without .
Now it’s back to the shop to build the other gifts and the list is still pretty long I think Santa has it in for me this year or the other Elf’s are slacking off.


-- Kiefer

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#1 posted 11-12-2015 12:20 AM

Excellent work Klaus! Those are some great looking boxes. You have been very busy! I really like your pyramid design and I’m looking forward to seeing your Pyramid jig.

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

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#2 posted 11-12-2015 12:34 AM

Gonna be some lucky people getting those beauties! It’s cool seeing them all lined up like that!

-- Dean -- "Don't give up the ship -- fight her 'till she sinks!" Capt James Lawrence USN

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#3 posted 11-12-2015 12:44 AM

They look great Klaus. Nicely done. Looking forward to seeing the jig you came up with. Have fun creating leading up to Christmas!!

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

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#4 posted 11-12-2015 12:51 AM

Put me in for a green lined one just to keep your Christmas list simple. Beautiful as ever and a great idea to change the tops around. I hope his kids cherish these as much as the amount of work you put into them. The pyramid design was a good choice. Well done Klaus.

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

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#5 posted 11-12-2015 12:52 AM

Wow! Beautiful! Boxes Klaus ~ You have been very busy, time to crack the whip on those Elf’s

-- Nick, Virginia,

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#6 posted 11-12-2015 01:00 AM

Klaus, nice job on the boxs. Looking forward to seeing the jig as well.


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#7 posted 11-12-2015 01:48 AM

Great looking 6 pack, Klaus! If I were the recipient/giver, I think I’d just wrap them all and draw names to put on them. No decisions/headaches! You really are putting the rest (some, anyway) of us elves to shame! Thanks for sharing.

-- God bless, Candy

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#8 posted 11-12-2015 01:58 AM

Well done Klaus.
Building in “production mode” does reduce the time per unit but sometimes it is surprising how much. I know it surprised me on the school chevy builds.
These are all so nice, your friend will have some fun decisions to make.
Great work. Thanks for posting.

-- Paul M ..............the early bird may get the worm but it’s the second mouse that gets the cheese!

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#9 posted 11-12-2015 02:08 AM

Great work on the beautiful boxes. I really enjoy the pyrimid pattern.

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#10 posted 11-12-2015 03:43 AM

Santa Klaus,

The take a few lessons from yoy. You have a very lucky friend. Oh yeah I’ve been very good this year??? You could fly by St. James on your way this year??

Merry Christmas.

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#11 posted 11-12-2015 04:23 AM

Very nice kiefer. You’re going to make a memorable Christmas for some folks. Beautiful work.

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#12 posted 11-12-2015 06:30 AM

So now it is mass production? I’ve been thinking of making some boxes, got lots of scrap Maple, Walnut and Birch kicking around the shop. I do have an order for some doll house furniture and maybe a commission job for a bench?
Time to put that new Bench to work, was making some plane stops from scrap Maple on it yesterday and got it all dirty!

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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#13 posted 11-12-2015 07:07 AM

Again they are beautiful Paul. I like them very much. Your friend said that whatever you make would be fine. And indeed he was right. Like too see wath you futher have planed to make for santa.


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#14 posted 11-12-2015 09:30 AM

Great work as always, love these.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#15 posted 11-12-2015 10:51 AM

always wonderful to see your ideas come to life..

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