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Project by kiefer posted 11-18-2012 09:47 PM 5771 views 49 times favorited 32 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Had some time today and bend up another piece for my steam bend box and it is just like watching tar dry on a driveway and waiting to drive on it .
Well I had some bend wood pieces that cracked near the ends and I could not see them go to waste,
a look in the scrap bin and I had all the ingredients for this votive stand .
About two hours to get the design from paper to finish project.
Materials are Douglas fir and roasted maple ( heat treated maple )
Finish is wipe on poly .

-- Kiefer 松

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#1 posted 11-18-2012 09:53 PM

really nice

-- Bruce, Boise, ID

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#2 posted 11-18-2012 10:05 PM

How cool is that!! A master piece if I ever saw one! Looks like you have found a great way to bend wood! Love the “roosted Maple” comment too!

-- Tony C St Augustine FL, My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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#3 posted 11-18-2012 10:14 PM

Excellent design! I knew you were onto something after your steam bent handle post.

Thanks for posting,

-- Cal Noguchi -

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#4 posted 11-18-2012 10:20 PM

Beautiful, Kiefer!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
If I ever made that, I’d be cutting that radius out a great big piece of wood. You have the bending down pat!


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

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#5 posted 11-18-2012 10:31 PM

Beautiful, Kiefer. How did you cut the through mortises in the top arch?

-- Ones' greatest strength is most often their greatest weakness.

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#6 posted 11-18-2012 10:35 PM

Very elegant & would add greatly to any setting. well done

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

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#7 posted 11-18-2012 10:40 PM

A very simple yet bold statement this piece makes. Simply beautiful. NICE job!!!!!!

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

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#8 posted 11-18-2012 11:04 PM

Great looking design – Well executed..

Thanks for sharing.

-- Scotty - aka... SgtSnafu - Randleman NC

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#9 posted 11-18-2012 11:30 PM

Well guys Thank you all for the kind comments .
Thanks Bruce
I appreciate your comment
Yes my wife is pleased with it and gave it the privilege to sit on the coffee table and I am allowed to keep using the micro wave .
Yes Tony that bending process works good for me but the pieces that don’t work out get used for projects like this . Thanks Cal
I like to play with designs and this is one that I think turned out well.
Thanks Jim
You can bend wood too I know you can no point using too much on a project .
Thanks JP
I rill with a 1/16 under size bit to open the mortise to get a square file started and finish the opening with the file eyeballing the direction ,next one I will use my coping saw .
Thanks Pete
My wife and daughters love it and it sits on the coffee table , Quite an honor !
Thanks Jay
It’s just a little thing but I really appreciate your comment !
Thanks Scotty
Glad you like it and sharing is what this site is all about !

-- Kiefer 松

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#10 posted 11-18-2012 11:38 PM

GREAT JOB! Those are really nice….. Love the lines…

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

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#11 posted 11-19-2012 12:18 AM

That is very kool. Just lookin at it relaxes me.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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#12 posted 11-19-2012 12:34 AM

Keifer i like that ,beautiful design,

-- Jesus Is Alright with me

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#13 posted 11-19-2012 12:39 AM

A classic design and well done Keifer.

-- Custom furniture

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#14 posted 11-19-2012 01:40 AM

Very nicely done and great use of your steaming jig/technique.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#15 posted 11-19-2012 02:48 AM

this is great i would love to see one done!

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop,

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