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Project by kiefer posted 10-03-2013 07:51 PM 3889 views 34 times favorited 54 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This box started with the steam bent hinge idea which extends to form the handle and also acts as a stop as it contacts the side when fully open the and the piece of White Aspen with that beautiful knot at the front of the box which almost dictated the sloped top design .
Well I finally got this box complete and it took quite a few changes to get it to this point .
The biggest design change was the hinge mount which looked way too heavy in it’s original form and did not function well but made the hinges easy to remove ,this version is much more solid and lighter looking .
I tried to use new elements in the design as much as possible as I get bored with things that I have used on previous designs .
The woods I used are White Aspen and Walnut and a little Douglas Fir for the corner detail .
The finish is spray lacquer and the tray and bottom are lined with a heavy upholstery cloth . All in all I am happy with this box and hope some of you will like it .
Please comment and don’t hold back with the criticism ,let me know what you think !
Thanks for now .

-- Kiefer

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#1 posted 10-03-2013 08:04 PM

Outstanding, even for you kiefer. I’ve been wondering how the new hinge would work and this is so not how I envisioned it. I not only love the hinge but I have a great respect for the creativity and the thought process that brought it about.
Oh yes, the box is also a new classic but he hinge upstages the rest of it for me.

Great work my friend.

-- Paul M ..............the early bird may get the worm but it’s the second mouse that gets the cheese!

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#2 posted 10-03-2013 08:07 PM

Very nice. Can’t think of anything to be critical about. I love the look of the white aspen. Very creative. Wish I had some of that creativity.

-- John, Colorado's (Wooden Wizard)

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#3 posted 10-03-2013 08:14 PM

Amazing job! Love the contrasting of the woods, and the design and craftsmanship is out of this world!

-- The Old Rednek Workshop

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#4 posted 10-03-2013 08:14 PM

Beautifuly designed box, I also realy like the white tone of the aspen, has something serene.
I love the hinges, and go perfectly together with the design.

-- -Thomas -

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#5 posted 10-03-2013 08:34 PM

Amazing. Nobody on here does work quite like you.

-- Brian Timmons -

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#6 posted 10-03-2013 08:40 PM

Great design, workmanship is awesome. Your creativity is astounding!

-- Jim, Marostica Italy

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#7 posted 10-03-2013 08:51 PM

Have to admire the fact that your designs are certainly not the same design over and over again!

-- 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 10-03-2013 09:08 PM

Ok, did the hinge idea give birth to the box, or visa-versa? Which ever came first, there is a definite harmony going on here. I am not sure if this is my favorite Kiefer creation, but it is right up there. The aspen with contrasting woods give this a real shoji screen vibe going on here and I really like it. Wonderful design and craftsmanship as usual K-man

-- jbschutz

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#9 posted 10-03-2013 09:19 PM

Whoaaaaaaaaaaa! Is that ever an elegant box!!!!!!! Nice going , Kiefer!!.............Jim

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

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#10 posted 10-03-2013 10:10 PM

Wow. You just pushed the bar even higher. It’s a beauty

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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#11 posted 10-03-2013 10:27 PM

Kiefer – I can’t begin to imagine something like that. Outstanding!

-- Thanks for all the lessons!

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#12 posted 10-03-2013 10:34 PM

You certainly have put a multitude of thoughts into this one.
Just superb.

-- And my head I'd be a scratchin'

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#13 posted 10-03-2013 10:46 PM

It’s the bomb!

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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#14 posted 10-03-2013 11:09 PM

Beautiful Box! Like Douglas said, It’s the bomb! Congrats.

-- Dennis Zongker

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#15 posted 10-03-2013 11:15 PM

That’s a Kiefer “keeper” woweeee

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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