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Project by kiefer posted 08-30-2015 11:43 PM 22695 views 36 times favorited 43 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a follow up to the hickory box I posted .
I am very pleased with how this wood combination worked on this box design and also the tray lift I designed is much to my liking and add the special touch to the interior of the box .
The box is lined with a deep brown cloth and is finished with oil and wax and is sized 10” W x6” D x 5” H .

Comments and questions welcome


-- Kiefer

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#1 posted 08-30-2015 11:53 PM

Ok, I like that one even more than your first one. Nice contrast between the lid and the body of the box.
Well done.

-- John, British Columbia, Canada

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#2 posted 08-30-2015 11:58 PM

I agree with John, I like this one even better than the first one!

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#3 posted 08-31-2015 12:07 AM

Well your prototype was nice but this box is much better looking Kiefer! I too like the contrasting woods you have chosen here. I like the nice clean lines, it’s a very handsome work of art all around! Again, a masculine look that’s good for a mans dresser!

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

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#5 posted 08-31-2015 12:38 AM

This is nicer than the first Klaus but since I prefer hickory I’ll stick with the first. Great lift handle, reminds me of the little tapper handle. The top looks like it is floating. Could you show a pic with the lid open?I really like that look. Thanks Dave.

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

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#6 posted 08-31-2015 12:39 AM

Great evolutionary line you are developing. I agree with everyone that this is nicer—can’t wait for your next one.

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

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#7 posted 08-31-2015 12:58 AM

Here you go Dave
Look at pic 6 it shows the lid upside down .

-- Kiefer

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#8 posted 08-31-2015 12:58 AM

Very nice.

Nice lines, nice simplistic look that’s elegant.

-- Jeff NJ

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#9 posted 08-31-2015 01:03 AM

That is really nice!I love the corners!

-- "The secret of getting ahead is getting started" Mark Twain

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#10 posted 08-31-2015 01:04 AM

I agree with the rest, a little more refined and a little more attractive.
Is the top ebonized or dyed? (assuming it is Walnut)

..... I did a little hammer veneering today. I looked at my Two Cherries hammer and then my kiefer hammer…....
and then I chose the latter. It worked perfectly ….... again. :-)

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#11 posted 08-31-2015 01:05 AM

Klaus, this is a lot of work, but I really like the look and craftsmanship. First the carcass, next the dados, then the splines, and finally sanding. Very nice art deco/industrial look. It somehow puts me in mind of some of the grills of the 1920s cars. It does make the craftsmanship more important than the wood, but the top makes up for that. Is the tray textured as well?

Nice flow to the internal lift/handle. Somehow I want to round the corners…but that is always my weakness, and it would probably take away from the look. I like the split spline look of the internal tray. This box is a trove of good ideas. You have put a great deal of thought into this box. Great job. Keep boxing and keep posting.

-- Big Al in IN

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#12 posted 08-31-2015 01:17 AM

Very Nice Klaus, Beautiful clean lines & contrast! Well done!

-- Nick, Virginia,

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#13 posted 08-31-2015 01:20 AM

That is absolutely amazing. Great job buddy

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#14 posted 08-31-2015 02:07 AM


Top 3 AGAIN? LOL! I agree with the crowd. Al did a nice analysis. My thoughts went to architecture? Then to light and balance of the piece.

I like both in that the balance is more subtle in the first and the second a bit bolder, and not overstated re contrast. All of it with the Kiefer touch. Precision!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#15 posted 08-31-2015 02:26 AM

Precision and perfection.
I love it. Contrast and colours blend so well and the inside is top notch.
Thank you for sharing.

-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better. I've cut this piece of wood 4 times and it's still too damn short.

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