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Project by kiefer posted 11-26-2015 02:15 AM 1560 views 4 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Our wood workers guild is doing presents for the less fortunate and mostly toys and I thought a few boxes would be nice also and this is my first contribution .
I plan on making a few more in different designs to be suitable for boys or girls .
This box is made from locally grown maple donated by a tree service company and walnut from some flooring samples and the top is some nicely figured sapele veneer on a plywood core . The interior is lined with a red velvet cloth sewn to a cardboard backing and I used leather hinges on this one with a brass ball chain as a lid stop . Finished with bees wax and oil mixture and polished to a light sheen.The overall size is 10” X 6 3/4” X 4” .
Instead of mitering the corners I used a corner post with splines which makes assembly less time consuming and also stronger and using the box clamp I designed made clamping the assembly very easy.
The pyramid pattern is cut with my new jig and I also did a post on the leather hinges some time ago but on this box I used a rectangular shape which is super easy as all I have to do is chisel out some pyramids and glue in the leather and cover it with walnut.
The leather hinge has proven itself very durable and I figure if Rolls Royce has used them for engine mounts they should last a long time .

Questions and comments always welcome .


-- Kiefer

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#1 posted 11-26-2015 02:32 AM


NICE! Great choice on patterns and colors. It should do well.

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#2 posted 11-26-2015 02:43 AM

Absolutely beautiful. Great job buddy

-- The Old Rednek Workshop

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#3 posted 11-26-2015 02:49 AM

Excellent work as always Klaus. I’m sure your right about those hinges!

-- 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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#4 posted 11-26-2015 02:58 AM

beautiful work. I’m sure it will become a cherished treasure of whomever receives it.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#5 posted 11-26-2015 03:00 AM

That is one beautiful box, Klaus.

Cheers, Jim

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

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#6 posted 11-26-2015 03:51 AM

That’s gonna make someone happy this Christmas. Well done.

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#7 posted 11-26-2015 04:58 AM

You chose a nice looking box for the donation. The red velvet is a great touch for the season. Well done Klaus.

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

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#8 posted 11-26-2015 05:04 AM

Great balance in all your designs.
No one element steals the show, they all work together as a team to produce a very nice understated elegance.
This one is a fine example and for a worthy cause as well.
Bravo Klaus, bravo!

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

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#9 posted 11-26-2015 08:06 AM

Also this one with the corner post is great. I like the corner joints. Again a question. Do you have a male and female router bit, our do you use a small wood strip in the corner post? When the less fortunate get such a beautiful box they are “fortunate”.

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

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#10 posted 11-26-2015 09:48 AM

Yet another wonderful box. I like the slightly traditional look and the veneered lid is very nice too.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#11 posted 11-26-2015 10:36 AM

Sweet! another one well done.

-- Nick, Virginia,

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#12 posted 11-26-2015 02:51 PM

Klaus, another great box. It will be very well rec’d. For sure you have these type boxed knocked out.

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#13 posted 11-26-2015 03:51 PM

Another great box, Klaus. I hadn’t seen the leather hinge before. I will have to check your post about it out.

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

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#14 posted 11-26-2015 07:20 PM

The pyramid design is interesting for the side of a box and would work great using an incra ts-ls to incorporate it into all kinds of things!

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#15 posted 11-27-2015 01:14 AM

This is a great one with a lot of cool features: I love the cross section look of your corner joinery where the top was sawed off.

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

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