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Project by kiefer posted 03-15-2014 11:52 PM 1360 views 14 times favorited 41 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Needed a change of pace and thought that making a box or two would be nice.
A buddy showed up with some nice cuttings of white aspen and that got my mind in the right direction .
Some aspen and roasted maple scraps and I composed this little music box and my wife just fell in love with it the minute I made the little key board top.
I think it turned out nice and the two wood colours worked to perfection .
Size is 8 1/4×6x3 3/4 and finished in gloss lacquer and a wax finish to come the interior bottom, top and tray are lined in a dark tan heavy cloth .

-- Kiefer 松





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Monte Pittman

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#1 posted 03-16-2014 12:31 AM

Great work. Very attractive.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#2 posted 03-16-2014 12:39 AM

I see you changed your tune a little on this one. What is there not to like about this? Would make a great idea for a music box. Nice work Kiefer.

-- --Dave, Downers Grove, Il. When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams

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#3 posted 03-16-2014 12:40 AM

I like the raised keys – very nice 3D effect.
What is roasted maple?
Roger

-- Roger Gaborski, http://www.gaborski.com

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kiefer

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#4 posted 03-16-2014 01:06 AM

Thanks Monte .

Thanks Dave
Music box is a good Idea and I have to see what I can find .

Thanks Roger
I thought of inlaying the keys at first but this I like better .
Roasted maple is the term for heat treated maple around here, it turns a nice shade of brown and darker the more it is heated .
there is lots of info on this on the net .

-- Kiefer 松

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#5 posted 03-16-2014 01:16 AM

wow, that is beautiful, great work

-- steve, simple and effective woodworking---

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#6 posted 03-16-2014 01:20 AM

A very nice piece of work.
I have seen a few keyboard projects lately, and was very interested.
After seeing yours my interest has increased.
I wonder if there is a Musical minded person who I could make one for?

Looks like a Bucket list project

I am definitely impressed with the construction of the tray !!
The change of pace certainly worked well!!

-- Regards Robert

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#7 posted 03-16-2014 01:22 AM

Wow, that is amazing. Great job buddy

-- The Old Rednek Workshop https://www.facebook.com/theoldrednekworkshoptn

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#8 posted 03-16-2014 01:28 AM

Beautiful box.

-- Tyvekboy -- Marietta, GA

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#9 posted 03-16-2014 01:29 AM

Nicely Done. Not only do the woods work well together, the box appears to b flat as well as g sharp. :)

-- John, Colorado's (Wooden Wizard)

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#10 posted 03-16-2014 01:35 AM

Jazzy!

-- |Statistics show that 100% of people bitten by a snake were close to it.|

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#11 posted 03-16-2014 01:48 AM

First thing I thought was”Hmm that’s different from Kiefer’s other stuff.” Then I red the story. Yep! keep pushing outside the box. Hope to have a scrape bin like yours someday

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#12 posted 03-16-2014 01:57 AM

Great idea, great work.

-- Bill, SW Florida

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#13 posted 03-16-2014 02:04 AM

great looking box Kiefer those two woods make the out line bright and crisp, beautiful box

-- Jesus Is Alright with me

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#14 posted 03-16-2014 03:09 AM

Cool idea ,really well done/

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#15 posted 03-16-2014 03:36 AM

Very nice box Kiefer.

Great touch with the keys on the top and excellent wood combo.

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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