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Project by kiefer posted 07-23-2013 02:44 PM 3155 views 11 times favorited 26 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Just a little box that was made from a board that was sitting around waiting to be in the firewood pile .
Looked too interesting so I played with it and found it to be interesting color .
Turned out OK I think and with a little more work it will make a present for someone .

-- Kiefer

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#1 posted 07-23-2013 02:47 PM

That is so nice Kiefer, Really nice save!
How did you do the top pattern?
Is the box being held on by magnets?
Great Work, Great Save!

-- Robert B. Sabina, Ohio.....

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#2 posted 07-23-2013 02:49 PM

Nice work,cool design and great wood.

-- Custom furniture

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#3 posted 07-23-2013 02:56 PM

Robert The top is made from the offcuts in between the knots glued into a slab .
I cut the slabs into thin strips and turned them to show the end grain and glued it up with thin strips of leftovers .
Barely had enough scraps . That are ball bearings that I used to locate the lid on the box ,something I thought I try .

-- Kiefer

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#4 posted 07-23-2013 02:58 PM

Thanks Jim
It’s just a box made from scrap but I like it .
Still don’t know what wood this is .

-- Kiefer

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#5 posted 07-23-2013 03:14 PM

This is such an interesting wood piece and box design
Well done buddy

-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of inventions

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#6 posted 07-23-2013 04:28 PM

Playing is creating! Nice work!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#7 posted 07-23-2013 04:36 PM

Beautiful wood, great design and outstanding workmanship!

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

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#8 posted 07-23-2013 04:39 PM

That is neat looking wood. Nice box you made of it,too!!!!!!!!!!!!.............Jim

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

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#9 posted 07-23-2013 04:44 PM

Nice work Kiefer!

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#10 posted 07-23-2013 05:22 PM

Interesting colour and pattern. I like those corners verry much.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#11 posted 07-23-2013 07:11 PM

Kiefer, the corner splines that go into the legs is a wonderfully creative idea. How did you keep the spline cuts and leg cuts so well aligned? The design creates some possible sanding/finishing difficulties at the corners, but it is a wonderful effect. Did you put a finish on the box and legs and then cut and assemble the corners? Did you use tape to avoid chipping and to keep the squeeze-out from getting on the sides? If the legs extended to the sides of the top would the legs also locate the position of the top without the bearings? Wow, this design has so many possibilities. Thanks for sharing this with us. Keep boxing and keep posting.

-- Big Al in IN

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#12 posted 07-23-2013 09:51 PM

Good looking little box. Nice work Kiefer!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#13 posted 07-24-2013 12:14 AM

Flat out grand slam box. The top AND the legs really make this baby stand proud. Beautiful work.

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

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#14 posted 07-24-2013 12:53 AM

Very unique design. I have seen wood like that and don’t have a clue what it is but it is interesting.

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

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#15 posted 07-24-2013 12:58 AM

Really love the play in the Wood on the sides.
Fine Work.
Best thoughts,

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

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