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Project by kiefer posted 08-06-2013 11:50 AM 2488 views 10 times favorited 28 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Another box made from this and that around the shop .
Tried a few different ideas on this one like splines that are showing longer on the front and back then on the sides, a inlay lid lift that has a Lace wood inlay and a Douglas Fir end grain lid .
Just playing with different ideas to see what can be done and this is a test box for one that will be a present made from maple and a inlay lid .
Pallet wood ,Douglas Fir, Mahogany splines , Lace Wood Walnut stain with lacquer spray finish.
Dim. 11”x4 3/4”x 4 1/2”

-- Kiefer

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#1 posted 08-06-2013 11:56 AM

Wow!! just playing around huh?? awesome work kiefer!!!

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

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#2 posted 08-06-2013 12:42 PM

Very nice box- I like the doug fir patterned lid.

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#3 posted 08-06-2013 12:48 PM

Great job, I wouldn’t be disappointed getting your test box as a present.

-- "When the going gets tough, switch to power tools." - Red Green

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#4 posted 08-06-2013 12:50 PM

That’s just awesome!

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#5 posted 08-06-2013 02:03 PM

Saw the last post you made on the previous box. Playing, and experimenting is creation. It’s a “Wow I wish I could do that” box.

I’m enjoying your journey. Nice combination, and integration.

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#6 posted 08-06-2013 02:07 PM

Great display of creativity. Lots of details and I like them all!

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#7 posted 08-06-2013 02:30 PM

All good Kiefer! Box making is a lot of fun and that together with your creativity means we might be seeing quite a few more from your shop. I hope so anyway!

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#8 posted 08-06-2013 06:30 PM

Genius! The splines are nicely balanced, and the colour seems to match the doug fir. The circle in the front is elegant and the button adds a bit of contrast. A beautiful box.

Retirement suits you very well. You’ve produced some amazing stuff in just a month.

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#9 posted 08-06-2013 06:54 PM

Very pretty.

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#10 posted 08-06-2013 06:54 PM

looks great!

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#11 posted 08-06-2013 07:43 PM

I love the grain patterns on the top, wonderful.

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#12 posted 08-06-2013 08:47 PM

Great Test Top 3 Box :) I’m going to start testing my new box joint jig and see what kind of box I come up with :)

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#13 posted 08-06-2013 08:49 PM

Lovely! I love that inset lid lift and the end grain top. Beautiful work!

How are you putting together the end grain top? I’ve got some pieces of end grain I want to use on something, but I’ve been puzzling over how to make it all hang together.

-- Jim, Georgia, USA

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#14 posted 08-07-2013 01:40 AM

A fine piece of work!

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#15 posted 08-07-2013 05:13 AM

Kiefer, nice job of trying new things. Those splines work well with this box. I am curious about how you keep the top pieces from buckling when you glue them together. Do you start with thick pieces and slice them up for tops? Experimenting with new designs does take you out of your comfort zone I am finding. Your new elements are going to come together in something really spectacular. Keep boxing and keep posting.

-- Big Al in IN

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