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Project by kiefer posted 12-23-2012 12:03 AM 2904 views 16 times favorited 25 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Another Christmas present done and some smaller ones to go ,running short of time but I am on holidays now and have more time for the shop.
This box is a pointed oval shape with a dished lid made from walnut and maple which I textured because the grain was rather boring .
All the bent parts are made on the same jig by varying the amount of curve ,the lid is two strips folded and the cut on a jig similar to a common tapering jig .
The dished lid is to function as a tray and the style of the box is a medley of several styles .
The finish is a satin wipe on poly .

-- Kiefer

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#1 posted 12-23-2012 12:08 AM

Super nice. I like the textured side, and the whole design. Very kool. Of coarse the wood combos are awesome as well.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#2 posted 12-23-2012 12:14 AM

Wow! What a beautiful and stunning work of art you have created! Very nice kiefer!!!!

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

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#3 posted 12-23-2012 12:16 AM

Wow Kiefer
This is an amazing box, if interred in a show it would be sure to win.

-- Custom furniture

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#4 posted 12-23-2012 12:20 AM

elegant workmanship

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

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#5 posted 12-23-2012 12:26 AM

Looks like you have this microwave bending down! Nice piece…AGAIN!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#6 posted 12-23-2012 12:47 AM

Wow, this is beautiful. I really like the way you textured the wood. This is a really nice design, as well. Is it your own?

-- There is nothing like a Grateful Dead concert.

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#7 posted 12-23-2012 12:58 AM

Super. Very unique!!..............Jim

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

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#8 posted 12-23-2012 01:03 AM

I really like it.
Is it just me or does it look a little shippy?
Anyway it looks very nice for several reasons… Shape, balance, texture, finish …..
Thumbs up !!

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

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#9 posted 12-23-2012 01:04 AM

Kiefer…...the design is extraordinary. The craftsmanship extraordinary. Congratulations on a stunning piece.

-- And my head I'd be a scratchin'

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#10 posted 12-23-2012 01:54 AM

That is quite an accomplishment! Love the texturing and the curved top. Looks a little ark like to me.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#11 posted 12-23-2012 02:28 AM

Yor craftmanship is always “spot on” Kiefer as with this lovely piece. But your design with this one is simply fabulous, just love it.
Merry Xmas

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

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#12 posted 12-23-2012 03:41 AM

Never seen anything like it. That is an amazing piece.

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#13 posted 12-23-2012 03:45 AM

Kiefer….boy, do I like this one! Great design and execution. The textured sides, the curves, the concave lid, everything seems to be in harmony. Great flow and rhythm to the whole piece. Congrats!

-- jbschutz

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#14 posted 12-23-2012 05:56 AM

Beautiful work, very artistic and, of course, nicely done as always.

-- 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 12-23-2012 01:53 PM

Awesome job!

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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