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Project by kiefer posted 04-27-2014 02:52 AM 2431 views 6 times favorited 24 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The Grandkids all wanted cash boxes for their savings to keep in and I surprised them with these boxes but when I called them I told them that I had the shavings boxes ready .
Well did I hear about that one and made up for it and put some coins in each to make up for it and all is well .

The boxes are all the same made from hard maple and walnut inlay trim. I made dividers inside with the coin compartments having a coved bottom and a vinyl liner for extra slipperiness . Leather and walnut hinges and leather lace for the lid stay .Oil finish and a inlayed penny in the lid for good luck .
A very quick and easy build ,about three hours per box because four take just a little longer then making one .

I hope they all will be good money managers and this my help them to get started and I had fun doing it for them .

-- Kiefer

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#1 posted 04-27-2014 03:16 AM

Wondering what you’ve been doing. LOL! Another well crafted project of love! I’m never disappointed!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#2 posted 04-27-2014 04:13 AM

These are great looking boxes. Good idea for them to start saving. You still should of put some shavings in them.
How about a lock?

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

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#3 posted 04-27-2014 05:21 AM

Nice work Klaus.
Never too soon to get kids to understand basic economics. Some never do.
Multiples are always a good idea too. I tend to cut in fours in marquetry but it certainly makes sense even in solid wood constructions to get the most out of tool setups.
Of course I always admire your hinges.

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

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#4 posted 04-27-2014 07:25 AM

nice work Kiefer.
I admire the way you have developed those leather hinges. That concept really opens up some great design freedom and makes such an eye catching look to the back of the box. Over the years I have made money boxes for each of the 8 Gkids and they all get used. I even made a large one for my loose change and every now and then one of the Grandkids will have some special occasion and thus….my box get emptied!

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

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#5 posted 04-27-2014 08:14 AM

Klaus, nice job. This is solid construction, and it has a nice clean look. The leather stop-strap and leather hinges are a interesting touch and add to the look. Grandpa projects are always the best. Keep boxing and keep posting.

-- Big Al in IN

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#7 posted 04-27-2014 11:30 AM

Always like the work you do and these do not disappoint. Love the design and all the little details you incorporated into these and I really like those leather hinges. Great job.

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

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#8 posted 04-27-2014 11:38 AM

Very well done, Kiefer. When I looked at one of them I thought it was a sketch up drawing with the contrast and the clean lines!
They will love them !!................Jim

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

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#9 posted 04-27-2014 12:11 PM

Beautiful boxes Kiefer and as always really well made. I m sure the Grandkids will treasure these always.
Thanks for sharing.

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

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#10 posted 04-27-2014 12:43 PM

Great looking box, I like the clean lines and the contrasting wood’s and the leather hinges. Your doing some really nice work Kiefer. I’m sure this will get them thinking about filling their boxes with savings not shavings! Well done!

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

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#11 posted 04-27-2014 01:09 PM

kiefer love these ,great looking boxes , they may put some shaving stuff in there at a later age too with some money management :)

-- Jesus Is Alright with me

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#12 posted 04-27-2014 01:12 PM

Thanks Thomas
Yes there is always something in the making and with this crappy weather there is lots of shop time to enjoy .

Thanks Dave
The lock is an idea but it would have to be digital because a key they would loose and then I have to burgle in .

Thanks Paul
Yes it’s never too soon to teach them about money and how to save some for the future.

Thanks for the kind comment and watch your cash those little ones have a way of getting it from me but its so sweet .

Thanks Al
You bet Grandpas projects are in demand and they are free but always appreciated and I get lots of hugs !

Thanks Bob
Glad you had a look .

Thanks and yes it’s all about the detail that make a box .

Thanks Jim
I wish I could draw with Sketch Up but I have a way to go on that .

Thanks Dave
I hope these will be around for a long time and be used for the right purpose .

Thanks Tony
I think shavings is still a good idea and I have lots to give away but savings is what this is all about and it is visible not like a piggy bank that they have now .

-- Kiefer

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#13 posted 04-27-2014 01:15 PM

Thanks for your kind comment I appreciate it !

-- Kiefer

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#14 posted 04-27-2014 01:31 PM

What was I thinking! Your are so right Kiefer! “I think shavings is still a good idea”. Thanks …I’m on track now! LOL!!!

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

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#15 posted 04-27-2014 01:33 PM

You are right Tony
Either way it’s a good idea and lots of fun .

-- Kiefer

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