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Project by kiefer posted 378 days ago 1701 views 8 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 松

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#1 posted 378 days ago

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

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#2 posted 378 days ago

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

-- "There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as if everything is."– Albert Einstein

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#3 posted 378 days ago

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 378 days ago

That’s just awesome!

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#5 posted 378 days ago

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 378 days ago

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

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#7 posted 378 days ago

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 378 days ago

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.

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#9 posted 378 days ago

Very pretty.

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#10 posted 378 days ago

looks great!

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#11 posted 378 days ago

I love the grain patterns on the top, wonderful.

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#12 posted 378 days ago

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 378 days ago

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.

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#14 posted 378 days ago

A fine piece of work!

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#15 posted 378 days ago

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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