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Project by kiefer posted 01-21-2015 11:52 PM 2816 views 18 times favorited 27 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was supposed to be a twin to the first one and they looked good in the unfinished state and were made from the same wood and the lids were cut from the same slab that I had laminated .
The big and unpleasant surprise came when I looked at this one the morning after I had applied the first coat of finish . The lids had turned almost black and a sanding and wash did not improve it by much so the choices I had were to replace the lids but wood with a matching grain and colour was nowhere to be found so I thought I put it aside for a bit and the answer will come and a couple of days ago I decided to carve the lids meaning adding some texture and refinished the lids , I like the result .
I still can’t explain what made the difference as both boxes were finished using the same process .
Well it’s done and no more tears were shed and life is good .


-- Kiefer

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#1 posted 01-21-2015 11:55 PM

The texture is a nice touch and adds another level of detail and interest. great save.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#2 posted 01-21-2015 11:59 PM

Fabulous results

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

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#3 posted 01-22-2015 12:05 AM

That sure is strange Klaus, But a mystery, I must follow this to the end, someone may come up with an answer.
Nevertheless this box is as beautiful as it’s mate. Nice contrasting woods and I like the way you did the side drawer’s to get the most use of space. Well done as usual!

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

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#4 posted 01-22-2015 12:18 AM

Another great one, Klaus.

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

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#5 posted 01-22-2015 12:36 AM

Looks great Klaus.
You make good lemonade
Don’t be worrying about life giving you lemons any more.


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

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#6 posted 01-22-2015 01:03 AM

Another one of your beauties!

-- Dean -- "Don't give up the ship -- fight her 'till she sinks!" Capt James Lawrence USN

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#7 posted 01-22-2015 01:45 AM


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#8 posted 01-22-2015 03:50 AM

Same process you say? What are you drinking in the shop these days? Well you still turned it into a beautiful valet.
Keep doing what your doing Klaus.

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

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#9 posted 01-22-2015 05:34 AM

Nice save on the finish. Beautiful wood, style and design.

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

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#10 posted 01-22-2015 09:37 AM

The box is beautiful Klaus. More often than not, problems lead to innovation, and that seems to be the case here.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#11 posted 01-22-2015 10:38 AM

Nice save, Klaus! I like the carving, sets it apart from the other. What method did you use? Can you post a close up of the texture? I’m thinking a toothing plane would do something like that. Thanks for sharing.

-- God bless, Candy

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#12 posted 01-22-2015 11:42 AM

one of the best skills a mature woodworker has is making good choices & “repairing” issues that crop up. Your skills are wonderful. I always enjoy your pieces.

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#13 posted 01-22-2015 01:58 PM

A lot of detail in one box, and nicely done too.
The texturing adds much to the overall design.
Very well done!

-- If I can do it, so can you.

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#14 posted 01-22-2015 02:57 PM

very nice

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#15 posted 01-22-2015 03:54 PM

Great looking box, and great save! Forgot to mention on the last one, but I really like your design for the side drawers.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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