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Project by kiefer posted 06-22-2017 08:14 PM 2399 views 6 times favorited 69 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This box was sitting for the longest time because I cut the four sides upside down and did not realize it until I started to put splines into the grooves so what to do scrap it no redesign the corners and make something out of it .
The box is made from spruce and walnut veneer and my wife made some nice fitting liners for the tray and bottom of the box . I added a new design feature to the laminated kerf bent lid with some walnut strips and to solve the corner issue I designed some legs which gave totally different look to the box as compared to my previous box .
I am very pleased how this box turned out and I am sure it will soon find a new owner .
Now back to the shop and continue with the next box which I started while the finish was drying on this one .

Comments are always appreciated


-- Kiefer

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#1 posted 06-22-2017 08:18 PM

great work,as usual,Klaus

-- bambi

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#2 posted 06-22-2017 08:32 PM

Oh LaLa !!!!!!!!!
This is a knockout box my friend … so beautiful… magnificent work !!!

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

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#3 posted 06-22-2017 08:35 PM


Another magnificent creation!

Just awesome…

Thank you!

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

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#4 posted 06-22-2017 09:08 PM

Your hands and your skills are still sharp Klaus. Another masterpiece of yours.
Yet another great design. You must have Asian blood flowing in your veins !
You must be a patient man (think zen) !


-- Learn from yesterday, work today and enjoy success tomorrow. --

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#5 posted 06-22-2017 09:22 PM

This box is a real beauty. You did a fine job on it.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#6 posted 06-22-2017 09:58 PM

I think it’s really quite stunning! excellent job…good on you for following through with design too


-- Travishammerthumb, Vancouver WA

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#7 posted 06-22-2017 10:09 PM

Hard to believe that was initially a mistake! Great design.

-- You have to go on and be crazy. Craziness is like heaven - Jimi Hendrix

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#8 posted 06-22-2017 10:30 PM

Nice Klaus. I particularly like the “double diamond” corner look.
Kind of makes me think of an exotic Japanese bee hive.
Another beauty anyway!

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

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#9 posted 06-22-2017 11:08 PM

Top shelf as usual Klaus :) I can see a race of cheque books for this one

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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#10 posted 06-22-2017 11:28 PM

wow i wish i could make more mistakes like that,mine end up in the scrap bin.i love the lid design on this,absolutly beautiful,love the asian influence.fantastic work as always kluas.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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#11 posted 06-23-2017 12:11 AM

Beautiful work Klaus. This deserved the Top 3.

-- John, British Columbia, Canada

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#12 posted 06-23-2017 12:17 AM

Very elegant buddy. The spruce is clean and shows well. The strips in the top and the corners along with a beautiful tray make this a keeper. I also like the flared out corners in the top.

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

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#13 posted 06-23-2017 12:43 AM

Brilliant work there K. Must plagiarise the design, cutting curves like that come naturally to me… especially when I’m not trying.


... my wife made some nice fitting liners for the tray and boom of the box …

- kiefer

Please don’t mis-read this, but… do you ever flock?

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

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#14 posted 06-23-2017 12:53 AM

Brilliant Kluse… Turning a mistake into another master piece that most likely would have never been made! There is always something else lurking mistake waiting for you to discover it. Nice work as always My friend! Love the look of his one! The contrast is so nice !

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

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#15 posted 06-23-2017 01:04 AM


I didn’t know that my master Murphy decided to come see you. He teaches us to think “outside the box.” You’re a great student!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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