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Project by kiefer posted 11-17-2012 02:33 AM 7807 views 18 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My first project that is made from a micro wave steam bending process .
A handle design that will possibly find it’s place on the lid of my steam bend box .
I did this design on paper but can much better visualize it on the box when finished .
Woods are douglas fir and roasted maple .

-- Kiefer

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#1 posted 11-17-2012 02:49 AM

very impressive kiefer

could you make some smaller
for the women in your life
to hold their hair
in a pony tail

smooth sweet lines on this

well done

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#2 posted 11-17-2012 02:54 AM

very interesting.

-- John, Colorado's (Wooden Wizard)

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#3 posted 11-17-2012 02:54 AM

Thank’s,that’s a great idea Patron .
I have three grand daughters that may just like them .
Making them smaller should not be a problem .

-- Kiefer

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#4 posted 11-17-2012 02:56 AM

Very sharp looking! Nice job!

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#5 posted 11-17-2012 03:04 AM

Very cool design Kiefer

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#6 posted 11-17-2012 03:39 AM

What a great idea for a handle !

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#7 posted 11-17-2012 08:38 AM

Kiefer that is soo nice

look forward to seeing it on the box.


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#8 posted 11-17-2012 11:19 AM

Great work on this.

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

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#9 posted 11-17-2012 01:21 PM

Nice handle. You are getting good at that bending process. Now that is outside the box!!

I just have to ask you if there is a real wood called roasted maple or is that because it was “roasted ” in the microwave???????..................Jim

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

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#10 posted 11-17-2012 01:46 PM

Really kool. Came out really nice. I like Patron’s idea as well.

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#11 posted 11-17-2012 04:01 PM

Great idea, Kiefer. I like David’s idea about the hair tie too.

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#12 posted 11-17-2012 04:09 PM

Any info you can post of the microwave bending method?


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#13 posted 11-17-2012 04:34 PM

Nice design : )
How will you attach it ?

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#14 posted 11-17-2012 05:51 PM

I had to go back and check your bending jig, bad memory at work here. These are great looking handles, and
could be attached on any of the four long sides, depending on the look and design of the drawer or box they
are attached too, they could even be used in pairs. Great way to let your imagination roam. Thank you for sharing.

-- As ever, Gus-the 79 yr young apprentice carpenter

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#15 posted 11-17-2012 08:28 PM

Thanks to you all.
Jim the roasted maple is heat treated maple that I get locally and comes in different colors from a medium brown to dark brown when oiled .
There is a lot of info on this on the net if you search for heat treated wood .
you ask about the bending method ,Here is the link to the post where I show the process.
Dusty I am thinking about that and any suggestions are welcome.
The uses are endless and that is the fun part ,once you start playing with a design it just keeps going.
Dwight and Jamie I cant wait either but patience is what it takes here !
Roger and Douglas _Yes David had a great idea for this and I already have another for this ,Something to do with votives .

-- Kiefer

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