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Project by kiefer posted 366 days ago 1639 views 3 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is the box I have been wanting to make for some time because I had this piece of birch bark veneer that I posted some time ago .
All the ideas and materials came together and it seems to work.
The birch bark which I glued to some MDF has not changed in colour or size since I glued it so it seems very stable .The box material is yellow birch from some hardwood flooring and is a nicely colored and grained piece .
The leather hinge is walnut and some leather from a old belt .
The finish is satin spray lacquer and the interior is lined with brown velvet .
The only thing that may get added to this is a lid lift but so far I have not thought of a fitting design .
The hinge on this box still has the dimple from the drill bit and it is something that I have improved along with the size which is down to 1`.
In my next post I will show the new way of how I make the hinge and improved it`s strength and installation .

-- Kiefer 松





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stefang

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#1 posted 366 days ago

Great looking box Kiefer. I love your use of birch bark. Very good material for everything from canoes to shoes and as you have shown us, boxes too. Looking forward to your leather hinge post.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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HillbillyShooter

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#2 posted 366 days ago

stefang +1! When I look at a project, I figure out what I want to say, and stefang’s first sentence was my thought verbatim.

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

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tyvekboy

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#3 posted 366 days ago

How about a leather lid lift?

-- Tyvekboy -- Marietta, GA

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jaykaypur

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#4 posted 366 days ago

Very nice. Love the bark and the hinges.

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

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Jim Jakosh

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#5 posted 366 days ago

Nice box. That hinge is so slick!!

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

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Roger

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#6 posted 366 days ago

Dittos on all of the above. Nice one

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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littlecope

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#7 posted 366 days ago

Super Job Kiefer on a really handsome box… Slick Hinge-work too!

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.

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shipwright

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#8 posted 366 days ago

Nice.
The hinges are just getting better and better.
I’m still working up the nerve to use some arbutus bark (world’s thinnest veneer ~.008”)
My first experiment with it is here.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fiberglass trees. http://prmdesigns.com/

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Andy

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#9 posted 366 days ago

Very nice yet simple. I like this.

-- If I can do it, so can you. www.artboxesbyandy.com

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gilbo

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#10 posted 366 days ago

Boxes are my favorite things to build. Yours is really nice. It’s a minimalist look with a big impact. The cover has terrific color and texture. The hinges are great as well, I look forward to your next post about them. Great work!

-- You have all the resources you need, no matter what you may believe.

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Chris Cook

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#11 posted 366 days ago

Fantastic work!! I just have to know more about the leather hinges! I just found where you posted your test and technique. I have to try this!

-- Chris, “as soon as you come up with something foolproof, they come up with a better fool""

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Dave777

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#12 posted 366 days ago

Really impressive box
Dave

-- the stone rejected by the builders will become the capstone

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Woodbridge

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#13 posted 366 days ago

I would have never thought to use birch bark as a surface. That is a great idea and it looks cool. Thanks for sharing your ideas with us.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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Jeremiah

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#14 posted 366 days ago

with so many people posting boxes, its rare that one catches my eye. Yours very much did. The proportions are grate and so are the choices in materials.

Nicely done.
JD

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aussiedave

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#15 posted 365 days ago

Another beautiful box Kiefer…great looking wood…excellent.

-- Dave.......Keep calm and make more sawdust....

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