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Project by kiefer posted 10-04-2014 01:18 AM 3056 views 16 times favorited 32 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I love the Art Deco style so yesterday I got to work and made a box in the deco style for my wifes birthday .
I made a similar box some time ago and this one came together much easier but of course there had to be some new design elements like the lid lift and the polished nickle hing covers for the leather hinges .
I like how this box tuned out without exception ,the lid closes to perfection as the round lift engages itself into the banding and the leather hinges also work very well with no play when the lid is open or closed .
The laminated banding acts as a lid stop at about 95 DEG opening.
The interior is red velvet cloth with a tray lift that I designed just for this and has a special meaning for the two of us .
Made from jatoba ,black walnut and white aspen .
The size is 11 3/4” W x6 1/2” D x 4” H .
The finish so far is one coat oil and beeswax with more to come .


-- Kiefer

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#1 posted 10-04-2014 01:21 AM

That is our of the park Klaus and happy BD to your wife what a nice gift.

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#2 posted 10-04-2014 01:23 AM

She’s lucky to have a master craftsman to make her such a jewel. Nice touches. Good to see some more art boxes. Hope yor going someplace she likes. LOL!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#3 posted 10-04-2014 01:29 AM

Now that is one really nice box…! LIke the way you put it all together with the Art Deco style. The laminations added some nice class and awesomeness…

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#4 posted 10-04-2014 01:33 AM

Klaus, you have a way of making what ever you touch look good. All of your work has the look of quality and style. At the rate you produce your work, Santa’s work shop comes to mind. Your wife is a very luck woman to have you. Your gift to your her is exquisite, nice work! Happy Birthday to the Mrs :)

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

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#5 posted 10-04-2014 01:39 AM

Always something new and cool Klaus, nice work!

-- Jeff .... Minnesota, USA

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#6 posted 10-04-2014 02:33 AM


-- J.C.Sellers, Norcross, Ga. Just cut it right the first time. The best carpenters make the fewest chips.

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#7 posted 10-04-2014 03:01 AM

Oooh, that’s nice! I might wander into the art deco scene eventually.

-- Steven.......Random Orbital Nailer

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#8 posted 10-04-2014 03:37 AM

So many nice features.
The nickel over the leather hinges is a stroke of genius, looks very nice.
You’re on a roll ….. and I think you’re just getting started.

Thanks Klaus

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

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#9 posted 10-04-2014 08:47 AM

Nice indeed. You have captured the Deco style with the Kiefer panache. I like it!

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

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#10 posted 10-04-2014 09:15 AM

A beautiful box with so many fine details. I love the art deco style too.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#11 posted 10-04-2014 10:01 AM

A true piece of elegance. Love the design and the hinges and….everything! Very nice craftsmanship.

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

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#12 posted 10-04-2014 10:22 AM

Klaus….superb with so many features.
Wel Done

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

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#13 posted 10-04-2014 11:45 AM

Gorgeous. Love art deco myself.

-- Scott, Irmo SC

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#14 posted 10-04-2014 12:16 PM

That is just outstanding, Klaus1 So perfect too. I love great fit up!!
cheers, Jim

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

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#15 posted 10-04-2014 12:51 PM

Very nice Klaus. Lots of nice details in there.
Love what you did with the hinges – I’ve got to remember that.

Well done,

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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