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Project by kiefer posted 03-29-2016 12:32 AM 1841 views 19 times favorited 62 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This grain reminds me of a tiger and waterfall hence the title .
Just a beautiful figured board of Sapele which just had to be a box and was just the right size .
This box is made from a single piece of sapele veneer that came into my shop as a piece of engineered flooring which had a 3/16” top veneer and walnut trim.
I band sawed the veneer off the plywood core and laminated it to a piece of Baltic birch ply with a maple veneer as a backing veneer.
The two drawers are made from hickory and ride on wooden slides milled into the sides .
The size turned out a bit larger then what I normally make but I wanted to use every bit of this beautiful piece .
The interior is lined with a heavy velvet cloth and the hinges are solid brass .
The overall size is 13 1/2” W x 10” D x 6 1/4” H and all the angles are seven degree and this gave the box a good overall stance and pleasing appearance .The drawer pulls are ebonized walnut and doweled to the drawer fronts .
The box is finished with BLO and clear spray lacquer polished out and a coat of wax which gave it satin and smooth finish .

Questions and comments always welcome .

Klaus

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





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Draeger

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#1 posted 03-29-2016 12:37 AM

Wow…beautiful! Nice work.

-- 'Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.' - Abraham Lincoln

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nonickswood

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#2 posted 03-29-2016 12:38 AM

Klaus,
You did that Beautiful piece of wood justice, Very Beautifully! done.

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

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#3 posted 03-29-2016 12:52 AM

Beautiful piece!

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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doubleDD

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#4 posted 03-29-2016 12:55 AM

Klaus, that is a beautiful piece of figured Sapele. I can see what triggered you into making it a box. I’m surprised you cut off the veneer and re laminated it to the birch ply. Was it too unstable for the panel edges?

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

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kiefer

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#5 posted 03-29-2016 01:02 AM

Thanks Draeger
I appreciate You comment

Thanks Nick
Yes it was an inspiration .

Thanks John
Always nice to hear your comment .

Dave
I don’t like to remove the finish so I glued the finished side to the plywood and sanded the sawn side smooth besides the finish on flooring is a very poor looking finish and not suitable for a box finish .

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

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DocSavage45

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#6 posted 03-29-2016 01:13 AM

Kiefer,

It’s definitely a Klaus Kiefer design. This is a guy box. I can see you putting your calipers and micrometers in this. I like the color and pattern match. Tone on tone. I’ll never catch up cause you keep raising the bar for the rest of us.

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#7 posted 03-29-2016 01:15 AM

Beautiful box, Klaus…..the sapele is spectacular and plays well against the walnut. The soft yellow velvet is a nice touch, as well. You did justice to the beauty of the wood.

-- jbschutz www.johnschutz.com

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kiefer

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#8 posted 03-29-2016 01:19 AM

Thanks Thomas
Yes I agree it is a guy’ box but not that difficult to build just the corners which are a compound angle .
It’s the beautiful grain that got me inspired and working with the size of the material was a challenge , one wrong cut and Murphy would have had it his way .

Klaus

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

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woodshaver (Tony)

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#9 posted 03-29-2016 01:20 AM

Well done Klaus! I Love the drawers. Nice job reusing the veneer on the flooring!

-- 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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doubleDD

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#10 posted 03-29-2016 01:21 AM

I guess I should of known. I have hundreds of pieces of solid bamboo flooring. Trying to remove the urethane finish is a hassle. So I put the top finished side in the inside of projects like you and plane and sand the bottom for a new finish on the outside.

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

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kiefer

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#11 posted 03-29-2016 01:21 AM

Thanks John
I agree it’s the beautiful grain and colour that makes this box and I tried to do it justice .

Klaus

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

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kiefer

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#12 posted 03-29-2016 01:26 AM

Thanks Tony
There is a lot of left over flooring to be had at a very reasonable cost and many pieces with beautiful grain and color .The drawers turned out well and are a very simple design without a double front and slide and fit extremely well .

Klaus

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

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DocSavage45

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#13 posted 03-29-2016 01:27 AM

Klaus,

Murphy’s down here helping me with my box. LOL! I’ve screwed it up and fixed the screw up every step of the way! How big is your bandsaw?

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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kiefer

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#14 posted 03-29-2016 01:28 AM

Dave
Never sand the finish of I have been told by a flooring expert as it contains aluminum oxide which is a real health hazard .

Klaus

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

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Woodenwizard

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#15 posted 03-29-2016 01:28 AM

Great Job Klaus. I always enjoy your boxes. You seem to have a never ending source of ideas.

-- John, Colorado's (Wooden Wizard)

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