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Project by kiefer posted 12-31-2011 01:06 PM 1485 views 7 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This box was started on boxing day 2011 and is one of six boxes I managed to get out of a 12”x48”x15/16” piece of mahagony .
I had been looking looking at this beautiful board for some time but could not decide what to make out of it,just needed the right moment to come along for the design .
The box is made from 3/8” material except for the lid which i managed to get from splitting the board in half and that way I managed to get six instead of three boxes.
Four of the boxes are 6”x6” and two are 6”x10” and all the same pattern except for the lid which is not hinged but fitted in a 35 degree bevel rim which allows the lid to just drop in position and fit nice and tight .
The finish is wipe on poly and the inside will be left with the same finish or lined with suede .
I will finish all six boxes as spare time allows which I have very little of lately ( job you know ) and they will make nice gifts during the year and may also be used for a fundraiser .

Kiefer

-- Kiefer 松





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Lidiya Blaznina

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#1 posted 12-31-2011 02:46 PM

Beautiful form !!!

-- Lidiya,Russia.http://www.reznoe.ru/

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#2 posted 12-31-2011 03:07 PM

That’s alot of shaping on the sides for 3/8” material, did you laminate it? What did you do on the lid corners, that looks interesting…..

-- My mind is like lighting, one brilliant flash, then its gone.....

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#3 posted 12-31-2011 04:59 PM

really well done! ....really like those corner treatments.

-- "The beatings will continue until moral improves" -- Bart Ridings, Illinois

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kiefer

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#4 posted 12-31-2011 05:12 PM

Hi Marty
The shaping or grooving is done on the full thickness piece before splitting, with my new ”CMT “boxjoint cutter set and 3/16” deep and the corner detail is done with a rotary tool ( easy)
I would include some pics but the post is limited to 5MB and won’t let me.

Kiefer

-- Kiefer 松

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#5 posted 12-31-2011 05:30 PM

I like it, good job

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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#6 posted 12-31-2011 06:02 PM

The texturing makes it look like it is leather wrapped or inlaid. I like the subtle detail of the grooves on the corners, it frames and accents the top very nicely.

-- gene@toronto.ontario.canada : dovetail free since '53, critiques always welcome.

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#7 posted 12-31-2011 10:28 PM

Kiefer, this is a very attractive box with a very creative design. It reminds me the Japanese style. I particularly like the details you added to the corners of the lid as well as the corners of the lip of the box itself. Great job.

Best,

Serge

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-- Learn from yesterday, work today and enjoy success tomorrow. -- http://atelierdubricoleur.wordpress.com

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#8 posted 12-31-2011 11:03 PM

Love the details.

-- Jen ~ Happiness is being covered in sawdust.

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Roz

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#9 posted 12-31-2011 11:10 PM

Great box, how did you develop the concave shape of the box sides?

-- Terry Roswell, L.A. (Lower Alabama) "Life is what happens to you when you are making other plans."

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#10 posted 12-31-2011 11:10 PM

Very creative and a wonderful design. Great work on this one! Cheers!

Joe

-- "Make something you love tomorrow...and do it slowly" JLB

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#11 posted 12-31-2011 11:53 PM

Another great desing & execution Kiefer, has a real land of the rising sun look about it ;))

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

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#12 posted 01-01-2012 04:04 AM

Great design. I am sure they will be placed where they can be seen by all by the recipient

-- Norman

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#13 posted 01-01-2012 05:16 AM

Very unusual and unique design, very attractive really stands out. Great workmanship.

-- Tom D

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#14 posted 01-01-2012 07:35 AM

wonderful box Kiefer, A outstanding design.

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kiefer

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#15 posted 01-01-2012 06:19 PM

Thank you all for commenting .
Looks like the design and details are OK ,it is one of those designs that developed in the shop as I went ,no real plan just cut and grooved and carved until I had something I liked. Lidiya Thanks and I am always happy to get your comments . Marty here is a pic of the stock for the sides ,all grooves are milled including the rebate for the bottom ,no laminating . 3Gwoodguy Thanks Yes I like those corners too Don Thanks Good to hear from you as always Gene Thanks It,s always a pleasure to read your comments and how you put a project into words ,I wish I had your gifts with words and woodworking ! Serge Thank you and I am sad to hear about your health condition and realy appreciate your contributions to this web site ,keep it coming you have some great ideas . Eye Of The Jen Thanks and I appreciate your comment . Terry Thanks and take a look at the pic of the stock ,the 3rd groove from the left is 3/8” wide and this is where I cut the bevel and then glue the pieces to form the box sides and have the same 1/4” grove as the rest . Joe Cheers !And Thank you . Pete Oh the RisingSun It is not intentional ,like I said it just got to look at it does and I am happy with it and glad you guys like it . Norman Thanks Yes the first one has left the building and found a very prominent spot . Tom Thanks for your comment ,it gives me drive to keep trying new things . Jim Thanks and you are certainly A1 in more ways than one ! Appreciate your comment.
Well it’s a new year and I will be off to the shop shortly ,my little helper will arrive soon and he wants to build a sliding top box .

HAPPY NEW YEAR Kiefer

-- Kiefer 松

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