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Project by kiefer posted 05-29-2017 01:26 AM 2401 views 11 times favorited 45 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a box with a couple new design elements that I came up with which are the curved lid with the kerfed front and back and the end winged caps which are done in the same fashion and just had to try and I think it turned out well .This all started with a couple of solid mahogany boards that my LJ buddy Andre gave to me last year they are salvage boards from a bookcase I believe and I have to thank him here again for the gift and in the spirit of giving .It took some time to come up with a project and I finally put on the last coat of finish today and came up with a name for the box that I thought is perfect .
The box is made from the mahogany and walnut fitted with a pair of SOSS hinges and a couple maple strips for the tray lift and just a little medallion on the tray lift. The tray and bottom are lined with a nice velour in deep brown and I used wipe on poly as finish .The size is 10” X 5 3/4” 5 1/2” . Now for a little tip to remove the smell of the poly finish I spray the inside with FABRIZE after the finish has completely cured .
Thank You Andre and I much appreciate the beautiful wood that got me into the spirit to design and make this box .

Klaus

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





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Druid

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#1 posted 05-29-2017 01:33 AM

Well Klaus, you said that you think that “it turned out well”. You are underestimating your project. I think that it is beautifully done in both design and production.
Excellent work.

-- John, British Columbia, Canada

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a1Jim

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#2 posted 05-29-2017 01:38 AM

Outstanding design and build Klaus.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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bushmaster

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#3 posted 05-29-2017 02:05 AM

Great job on the box. I will try the fabrize on my boxes. Just got the hinges etc put on them this morning.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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Andre

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#4 posted 05-29-2017 02:27 AM

Another classic! Thought that Mahogany looks familiar, think I still have some slivers from my Saw till (still haven’t finished it), every do anything with the Dousse?

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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Gary

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#5 posted 05-29-2017 02:34 AM

When I saw this project I thought wow..what a beautiful box. As I kept looking, I began to think .. this guy is really good. Then I looked to see who the builder was….. that settled that. One of the real masters. No wonder it’s a beautiful box.

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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hoss12992

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#6 posted 05-29-2017 02:43 AM

Outstanding job buddy

-- The Old Rednek Workshop https://www.facebook.com/theoldrednekworkshoptn

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Jim Jakosh

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#7 posted 05-29-2017 03:14 AM

WOW…that is a gorgeous box, Klaus! Very nice design!!!!!!!!!!!!!

cheers, Jim

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

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woodshaver Tony C

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#8 posted 05-29-2017 03:22 AM

Fantastic looking box Klaus! You just keep on raising the bar! This is a beautiful box with so many nice details!
Love this design!

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

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doubleDD

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#9 posted 05-29-2017 03:24 AM

Beautiful box Klaus. The vents around the lid are very unique. As always the tray lift handle is above and beyond perfect. Well done.

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

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Joe Lyddon

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#10 posted 05-29-2017 05:08 AM

Klaus,

WOW!

Yes… WOW!

What a fantastic box!

My first thought was a Oriental flair with the curved top… etc. Very COOL!

Very unique handle for the top tray… COOL… design!

What appears to be inlaid darker wood instead of just kerf cuts in the sides is COOL too…
... which is it… inlaid… or just kerf cuts….??

Very COOL box!

Thank you!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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DocSavage45

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#11 posted 05-29-2017 05:31 AM

Klaus,

Looks like you got bored with making great tools/jigs and now you’re using them in your own unique way.

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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steliart

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#12 posted 05-29-2017 06:58 AM

Love the design Klaus, it has something Japanese in my eyes !!!
Your lines and attention to detail it shows my friend !!!!!!!
You did an excellent work on it buddy as always… bravo !!!

-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of inventions

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Dutchy

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#13 posted 05-29-2017 07:47 AM

Wieder einen Kiefer Kasten.

Every time you are surprising with a new/different box. You can see it is a Kiefer, but despite that they all look different. That is what makes it so nice to see your contributions.
Well done Klaus.

-- https://dutchypatterns.com/

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LittleBlackDuck

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#14 posted 05-29-2017 08:34 AM

Yo Keifer, I have found THE major flaw with your box…. How are you gonna better it???

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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mdzehr

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#15 posted 05-29-2017 10:43 AM

Klaus I stand in awe at the way you think outside the box. You do remarkable work and so seemingly easily meld 1/3 creative genius, 1/3 master craftsmanship , and 1/3 Shintoesque artisanship. As a new LJ woodbutcher I can see that I have so much to learn from master craftsmen like you.

My curiosity is piqued: how do you do the corners? Are those individual splines?

-- Mike, Lancaster PA

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