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SNAILS PACE PICNIC BASKET

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Project by kiefer posted 639 days ago 7879 views 25 times favorited 67 comments Add to Favorites Watch

!Back from vacation and transporting visitors for the last two weeks and back in the shop to finish my picnic basket entry . This is the project I build my spiral band saw jig for as my idea for this basket was a snail design .

We call it the snail pace basket because we will have a very relaxed and slow time having a picnic on a day away in the country without the daily rush and obligations with good food and wine .
The basket is constructed mainly from spruce ply (textured ) and jatoba for the basket weave .
The cutting board is maple and jatoba about 1/8” thick but should be usable for a long time as this is not a daily use item.
The challenge I gave myself was to incorporate a eating surface and plenty of storage for a day away .
The finish is wipe on poly and the mats and place settings and food are my wife’s touch .
The dimensions are 24”x12”x14” high 20” to top of handle .
I hope you enjoy.

-- Kiefer 松





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Mosquito

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#1 posted 639 days ago

Looks quite nice, and well made. It sort of reminds me of an owl when it’s closed

-- Mos - Twin Cities, MN -- Stanley #45 Evangelist - www.youtube.com/MosquitoMods

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Kookaburra

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#2 posted 639 days ago

This is extraordinarily clever. What a fabulous design – everything is useful and attractive. I have never seen anything like this and now that I have I can not believe no one designed it before. Wowza.

This contest brought out the best.

-- Kay - Just a girl who loves wood.

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kiefer

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#3 posted 639 days ago

My wife thought it looked like a couple of birds Chris .
Funny what peaple see in a design .

-- Kiefer 松

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kiefer

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#4 posted 639 days ago

Thank you Kay
I tried to come up with a original design and so far the word around here is positive .
Glad you enjoy it and much appreciate your generous comment .

-- Kiefer 松

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Boxguy

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#5 posted 639 days ago

What genuine fun this is, and practical too. It made me smile. Thanks for sharing this, it helped make my day. The extra effort makes this project special…the striped board, leather handles, textured sides, woven ends, dark colored ties and spinners. Each thoughtful touch adds to the charm of your design. Keep boxing and keep posting.

-- Big Al in IN

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kiefer

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#6 posted 639 days ago

Thanks Al .
Always happy to make some ones day and see a big smile .
Yes this is a fun project with many design changes and my wife got to the point where she ask ,is it done yet ?
But she will enjoy the quiet picnics to come .

-- Kiefer 松

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cathyb

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#7 posted 639 days ago

I love the way your mind works! Nice spread too, it’s making me feel a little hungry :)
Thanks for sharing…..

-- cathyb, Hawaii, www.cathyswoodworking.com

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JoeyG

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#8 posted 639 days ago

I was wondering what you had up your sleeve with that jig. This excellent!!! Your attention to detail is amazing as is your creativeness in design.

Thanks for sharing your work with us.

Joey

-- JoeyG ~~~ http://www.facebook.com/JHGWoodWorks

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jaykaypur

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#9 posted 639 days ago

A very innovative design. It could also be used as an emergency animal carrier too…..like if you wanted to take home a couple squirrels after the picnic. LOL

Seriously though, you did a great job on this.

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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mafe

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#10 posted 639 days ago

Hi Kiefer,
That is a one of a kind basket, really creative and clever.
I love that you have made the eating surface a part of the design, in this way we will not need to eat on the ground.
Yes this one s really clever!
Best thoughts,
Mads

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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Ken90712

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#11 posted 639 days ago

What a great basket, I really like this. How fun to take this out for the day. Great job….

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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Jim Jakosh

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#12 posted 639 days ago

Wow, Kiefer. That is a beautiful creation!! A lot of thinking went in to that basket!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!!

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Lidiya Blaznina

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#13 posted 639 days ago

Hi Kiefer,your work is super !!!

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

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Monte Pittman

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#14 posted 639 days ago

Great idea, nice work!

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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Roger

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#15 posted 639 days ago

Very nice keifer. Really well thought out. The wine & food looks yummy.. Good luck with the contest

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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