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Project by kiefer posted 09-20-2015 07:41 PM 3308 views 19 times favorited 41 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is sort of a follow up to the box I posted recently as I liked the shape of it but this box is made from a piece of red oak that had some black stains which made it useless for anything other then fire wood but it gave me some inspiration , a ebonized box . This is the result a box with seven degree tapered sides some corner detail and some shop made metal bling to brighten it up a bit .The interior contains a top suspended tray and both tray bottom and box bottom are fitted with a green suede liner . I used SOSS barrel hinges on this box which work very well . All wood parts are ebonized red oak except for the plywood bottoms .
The box size is 11” W x 6 1/2” D x 4 1/4” H
This is going into the annual Wood Workers Guild competition and if it does well I will donate it to a good cause to auction it of to raise some money .

Enjoy and comments and questions are always welcome and appreciated .


-- Kiefer

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#1 posted 09-20-2015 07:46 PM

As usual another awesome project. What method did you use to ebonize the oak – it turned out great.

Thanks for sharing.

Bill in MI

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#2 posted 09-20-2015 07:52 PM

Great box.

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#3 posted 09-20-2015 07:55 PM

Outstanding Klaus. I really like the corner detail.

-- Drew -- "The greatest wealth is health".

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#4 posted 09-20-2015 07:55 PM

Beautiful ebonized box. You can’t see it’s oak.

Did you also use a steelwool and vinager mix?


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#5 posted 09-20-2015 08:04 PM

I like the black a lot. The design and the color work great together.

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

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#7 posted 09-20-2015 08:59 PM

First off, I like the name you gave it. You did a great job on trimming it out. It’s a winner in my book. Hope it does well for you Klaus.

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

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#8 posted 09-20-2015 10:02 PM

Another great box. I really like this one. I hope it raises lots of cash when it’s auctioned.

-- It always looks better when it's finished!

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#9 posted 09-20-2015 11:04 PM

Nice looking box Klaus. The metal (aluminum?) handles and pulls add a nice contemporary contrast.

-- Greg, No. Cal. - "Gaudete in Domino Semper"

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#10 posted 09-20-2015 11:27 PM

Great looking box Klaus.

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#11 posted 09-20-2015 11:30 PM

Very unique. nice job on that box, Klaus. You have a great creative imagination!!

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

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#12 posted 09-20-2015 11:44 PM

Nice one Klaus. You know how I like the ebonized look and oak is perfect for it with its very high tannin content.
Your highlights work really well to compliment the black and the sloping sides give it a strong, well grounded feel.
Not much to no like here. Looks like another home run.
Congrats on another beauty and thanks for sharing.

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

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#13 posted 09-21-2015 12:16 AM

Hey Klaus, another really nice one.

I really like the way you added some little half posts to drill for the Soss hinges. This seems like a great way to use them on a thin walled box. Thanks for the tip.


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#14 posted 09-21-2015 12:18 AM

Another brilliant creation Klaus…

-- Jeff .... Minnesota, USA

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#15 posted 09-21-2015 12:29 AM


Nice engineering, design, and one step outside the box! LOL! I’d like to see a blog on the assembly of the 7 degree corners????? if you haven’t done one.

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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