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Project by kiefer posted 10-05-2013 10:38 PM 3310 views 13 times favorited 41 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I called this one maple fudge because it gives the feeling of a candy store
I made this box for a buddy who gave me the wood sample that I used for the lid .
The box is made from maple, walnut and the wood sample and I let you guess for a day and then reveal the name .
The size is 9 1/2” W x 6” D x 4” H ,lined with red cloth and finished with bees wax and oil mixture .
The hinges are barrel type made by SOSS and I got them to fit just perfect with all the splines aligning all around ,piece of cake after a couple of boxes .

-- Kiefer

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#1 posted 10-05-2013 10:43 PM

Love it. I can only wish to have a build of quality.

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#2 posted 10-05-2013 11:06 PM

Another beauty. The mystery wood looks sort of like that engineered strand board (whatever it’s called).

-- Mother Nature talks, I try to listen

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#3 posted 10-06-2013 12:00 AM

Another awesome box Kiefer….you just keep producing amazing looking boxes…great job.

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

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#4 posted 10-06-2013 12:02 AM

Beautiful and those hinges would have resembled swiss cheese if I were to try them! I think the wood is box elder. The lining is nicely done and your friend will certainly like it.

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

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#5 posted 10-06-2013 12:15 AM

Awesome wood. Beautiful box.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#6 posted 10-06-2013 12:16 AM

This box is so nice Kiefer! I couldn’t even dream up something this nice let alone make one. I have no idea the type of wood you used for the top but I’ll take a guess that it’s a hunk of engineered support beam lumber. It just looks like something compressed to me. I hope you don’t take this as an insult to your amazing work! I love all of your beautiful projects.

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#7 posted 10-06-2013 12:16 AM

Another great box. This one focuses on the wood. I still am afraid to try those hinges but looks like they worked perfectly for you. As far as the mystery wood, all I can say is it probably doesn’t grow where I live.

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

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#8 posted 10-06-2013 12:26 AM

Really outstanding box kiefer. the wood combinations work well. The top wood reminds me of black palm but I would say it is white palm. I look forward to your masterpieces.

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#9 posted 10-06-2013 01:25 AM


You work has amazed me again. The box is stunning.

Since my favorite sport is being wrong, I’ll guess that the wood is engineered. That’s my best stab.

-- Thanks for all the lessons!

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#10 posted 10-06-2013 02:10 AM

Awesome job. Love the box. Im gonna guess its bamboo

-- The Old Rednek Workshop

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#11 posted 10-06-2013 02:16 AM

Thanks and this is easy just give it a try .
Thanks and the answer tomorrow .
Thanks but just a plain box with some enhancements .
Thanks but those hinges are easy once you have done a couple .
Yes my wife does a good job on the lining .
I have seen your work and this would be a piece of cake for you but you cant eat it and I think that stops you from doing it . LOL
Thanks Andy ,yes the focus is on wood that I have not used before and the lid on this once turned out nice and interesting .
Greg The Cajun Box Sculptor
Thanks and I look forward to your report on how the show is going .
Thanks Mark and the answer tomorrow with some pics I hope . hoss12992
Thanks Hoss and the answer tomorrow on this common type of material .

-- Kiefer

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#12 posted 10-06-2013 03:29 AM

Boy you sure make them nice Kiefer.

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#13 posted 10-06-2013 03:36 AM


-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#14 posted 10-06-2013 03:43 AM

Gorgeous box : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#15 posted 10-06-2013 04:03 AM

Wow, another beautiful box~! Looks like a straw broom somehow transformed into a board. I’m interested to see what this mystery material is.

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