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Project by kiefer posted 04-09-2014 06:52 PM 2823 views 7 times favorited 41 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This box I named BRANDY because of the beautiful colour the cherry turned when I put on the finish .
This is a box that I had no idea what it would look like and I started with a cherry board and just went from there adding aspen and walnut for contrast just let the design evolve as I tried different ideas and in the end I think I got a beautiful box that will make a nice gift .
The box contains cherry ,aspen and walnut and the liners are made from heavy upholstery cloth and solid brass hinges.
The size is 12” X 6” X 4” and even so it does not conform to the golden rule it has a very balanced look .

-- Kiefer 松

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#1 posted 04-09-2014 06:57 PM

Wow…! what a great looking box. The cherry, aspen and walnut make for a real nice combination and your craftsmanship is as excellent as always… Now you can sit back and drink a bottle of Brandy and enjoy Brandy.

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#2 posted 04-09-2014 07:13 PM

Very nice, love the contrasting woods.

-- John in Florida

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#3 posted 04-09-2014 07:17 PM

Wow that is one nice box! A Great combination of woods. Truly magnificent work Kiefer! You have an eye for making master pieces!

-- Tony C UAW, St Augustine FL, My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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#4 posted 04-09-2014 07:24 PM

Definitely eye pleasing golden rule or not.

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#5 posted 04-09-2014 07:32 PM

One of the prettiest boxes I have seen in a long time!

-- “We all die. The goal isn't to live forever; the goal is to create something that will.” - Chuck Palahniuk

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#6 posted 04-09-2014 07:40 PM

I once had a dog named Brandy, but your box is definitely not a dog Klaus. Great work with beautiful wood contrasts and beautiful inside and out.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#7 posted 04-09-2014 07:48 PM

Another great work Kiefer!

-- Jeff - I have not failed. I've just found 10,002 ways that won't work.

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#8 posted 04-09-2014 07:54 PM

Box very nice, compliments.

-- The common man thinks. The wise man is silent. The stupid man discusses.

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#9 posted 04-09-2014 07:57 PM

Eye candy and job security all in that one box if anyone sees it. Great job.

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

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#10 posted 04-09-2014 09:04 PM

Brandy, she’s a fine girl. Very intricate work indeed. Fantastic work.

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

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#11 posted 04-09-2014 09:19 PM

I like this one a lot. The colors work really well. I’m in love with the lid treatment, both inside and out – the way the straight grained walnut borders the center medallion. The low pedestal feet anchor the bottom nicely. Nice design and execution.

-- "Everybody makes mistakes. A craftsman always fixes them." (Monty Kennedy, "The Checkering and Carving of Gunstocks", 1952)

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#12 posted 04-09-2014 09:42 PM

Very Very fine box, Kiefer!!

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

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#13 posted 04-09-2014 09:46 PM

Very nice job my friend.
I like the way the shape transitions down from the top, and you wood selection is really eye catching.

-- Eric down in sunny Florida.

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#14 posted 04-09-2014 09:54 PM

Really nice combination of design features, wood colors and grain patterns Klaus.
This one just has “Having a ball playing in the shop” written all over it.
It is great to see you getting the most out of every minute of your well earned retirement.

Love the box.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fiberglass trees.

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#15 posted 04-09-2014 10:19 PM

A fine box. I do like the detail you have put into this design. You are obviously spending many happy hours in your shed making these masterpieces.

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

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