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Project by kiefer posted 08-08-2016 01:30 AM 2200 views 20 times favorited 39 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This box is a design follow up from the previous box I posted .
The first lid I had designed did not work with the previous box so I decided to make this box which is hard maple and sepele with walnut for the feet .
The size is 13” W X 9” D X 5 1/2” H which is ample for multiple uses like a watch box /pen box /jewelry box and the lid and drawer combination allow for very easy access .
The drawer handles are a simple design but the use of the metal ferrules give them that special touch which I always strive for on my boxes . The interior bottoms are lined with velvet cloth sewn to cardstock backing .
The lid is hinged with SOSS hinges and I include a few pictures to show the installation process which is quite accurate and works for me . I would be glad to answer any questions that you may have and comments are always welcome .
Here is the hinge installation process I use.
I start with a nice straight piece of hardwood long enough to cover the back edge of the box and clamp it to the outside of the box and then mark out the hinge location on the box and jig strip and also putting a alignment mark on the box and lid and jig strip as a reference using a marking knife and sliding square and then using an awl to mark the hinge hole centres .I use the drill press with a table and fence to drill the holes ensuring accuracy of the hole locations which is the trick to a flawless installation ,alignment and operation of the hinges .
Once I have the jig drilled I clamp it to the box using the alignment mark as reference to locate the jig and drill the holes into the box to the specified depth and do the same to the lid which have a slight different hole location closer to the back edge because of the reveal/step between the box and lid (look close at picture .
The installation of the hinges is easy and using a square ensures the are perpendicular to the box .
I insert the hinge in the box first and tighten the locking screw and then install the lid and tighten the locking screw also and everything is done that easy and the hinge is totally invisible on the outside of the box and .


-- Kiefer

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#1 posted 08-08-2016 01:34 AM

Impressive and a outstanding work of art,another wonderful Klaus original.

-- Custom furniture

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woodshaver (Tony)

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#2 posted 08-08-2016 01:53 AM

Outstanding, Love this look! Your work is beautiful Klaus!

-- 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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#3 posted 08-08-2016 02:03 AM

Beautiful box ! Thanks for your usual detailed build process.

-- AJ, Long Island. New York

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#4 posted 08-08-2016 02:16 AM

That is so beautiful Klaus GREAT Job

-- Al Breit

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#5 posted 08-08-2016 02:49 AM

That is some nice box. Excellent work!!

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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#6 posted 08-08-2016 02:50 AM

Love this one too.

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

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#7 posted 08-08-2016 03:13 AM


-- God bless, Candy

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#8 posted 08-08-2016 03:30 AM

Oh, just typical Klaus. Another outstanding box.

-- Bob

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#9 posted 08-08-2016 03:42 AM

Your craftsmanship is top notch Klaus.
And the way you explain, and share the content is also top notch.
Thank you.

-- Eric, central Florida

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#10 posted 08-08-2016 04:19 AM

What great work

-- Quicksilver

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#11 posted 08-08-2016 04:22 AM

A Kiefer Keeper! Great tutorial so I can copy the master. One suggestion? It would be more accurate to call it a Pagoda box as Japanese boxes are far different than yours. LOL!

So desu Yo Kiefersan.

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#12 posted 08-08-2016 05:04 AM

Another beauty Klaus.
Well done and in your own very recognizable style.

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

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#13 posted 08-08-2016 05:08 AM

Well done! Thanks for the tutorial regarding installing those hinges.


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#14 posted 08-08-2016 05:38 AM

Much better than the 1st one… your improvements WORKED!


Thank you…

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:"

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#15 posted 08-08-2016 07:26 AM

Great work Klaus. So much to be admired about your work.

-- And my head I'd be a scratchin'

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