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Project by kiefer posted 08-02-2013 08:28 PM 1633 views 2 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is the second bird eye top box I made from the scraps of the first one .
This one is jatoba and birds eye maple finished in spray lacquer and bees wax mixture .
Again a easy build with the same construction method for the top panel except I mitred the outer strips .
No hinges or tray but a bottom liner and three balls to locate the top, works great .

-- Kiefer

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#1 posted 08-02-2013 08:43 PM

Beautiful work.

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

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woodshaver (Tony)

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#2 posted 08-02-2013 08:45 PM

Another handsome box!
You are so clever Kiefer! Scraps of scraps and up pop’s another beautiful box! You make it so hard to pick a favorite. Let’s see birds eye on the sides or on the top! I like them both but the first one is my favorite one!
Nice work going on in your shop!

-- 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 08-02-2013 09:00 PM

A surprise box Kiefer! Very finely made and beautiful too.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#4 posted 08-02-2013 09:21 PM

Another great looking box. I like it.

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

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#5 posted 08-02-2013 09:44 PM

Awesome design. How do you like working with the jatoba? I never have used it before but I did buy a jatoba board during my last trip to the lumber store so I could give it a go.

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#6 posted 08-02-2013 10:52 PM

Beautiful box and excellent design, nice choice of woods just as your first box like this. I can’t decide which one I like the best as they are both beautiful boxes…well done Kiefer.

-- Dave.......If at first you don’t succeed redefine success....

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#7 posted 08-02-2013 10:53 PM

Now your just showing off—- and, very nicely I might add. ;-)

-- Gary, Florida.

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#8 posted 08-03-2013 12:27 AM

I think you may have outdone yourself on this edition.
I love Jatoba and that maple has more eyes per square inch than I have seen.

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

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#9 posted 08-03-2013 12:27 AM

That is really beautiful.

-- “And the products of wealth push you along on the bow wave of their spiritless undying selves.” ― I. Anderson

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#10 posted 08-03-2013 01:58 PM

Thanks guys
Yes this box design turned out nice and I really like the lid myself ,it’s a great way to use up those little pieces that I just can not throw away .
The lid is a bit of work but well worth the time .
I have several other ideas for lids and will make more gift boxes now that I have the time and lots of little pieces stored up .
There will some of those soon ,I am in the shop a lot and loving it.

Thanks again and I am glad you are enjoying it with me .

-- Kiefer

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#11 posted 08-03-2013 08:22 PM

Another winner.

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

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#12 posted 08-07-2013 10:07 PM

Very elegant box, Kiefer!!

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

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