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Project by kiefer posted 01-22-2016 08:38 PM 2971 views 14 times favorited 30 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My latest box that I started last year but needed some shelf time as I was not too happy with it and also very busy with other more important things .
The design addition of the added legs gave it a more balanced and lower look and solved the problem .
The box is made from local maple and American walnut which is getting hard to find and also expensive .
I used two different patterns (pyramid and diamond ) on this box which I think gave a more interesting look .
The hinges are leather and the interior is lined with red velvet cloth sewn to a poster board backing .
The finish is BLO and bees wax polished to a satin finish .
The size is 10 1/2 W x 8 D x 4 1/2 H .
I have done a couple of project posts on how I cut the pyramid and diamond pattern and you can find them in my recent posts .
Comments very welcome as they always help .


-- Kiefer

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#1 posted 01-22-2016 09:12 PM

Very cool Klaus, the pyramids and diamonds make this box a real standout.


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#2 posted 01-22-2016 09:16 PM

Klaus nice … I like what you did with the legs… do we have one of your fancy jigs for those as well? :)

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#3 posted 01-22-2016 09:25 PM

Very classy Klaus.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. [email protected]

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#4 posted 01-22-2016 09:28 PM

Nicely done Klaus. I normally hate legs, but these are really nice. The details are very subtle and all work together seamlessly. I like it a lot.

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

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#5 posted 01-22-2016 09:31 PM

Elke keer verbaas je me weer. Well done


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#6 posted 01-22-2016 09:34 PM


-- Nick, Virginia,

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#7 posted 01-22-2016 09:48 PM

Excellent. The shelf time DID this creation wonders! Love the legs on this. It really makes it very regal looking. Nice job all the way around.

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

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#8 posted 01-22-2016 10:30 PM

Like the design and look.

-- Tyvekboy -- Marietta, GA ………….. one can never be too organized

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#9 posted 01-22-2016 10:42 PM

Klaus, another great looking box. The legs just flow. The leg tops/bottoms just blend in with their edge treatment. Thanks for sharing.

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#10 posted 01-22-2016 11:06 PM

Thanks all for the kind comments which I always appreciate .
The additional leg treatment made this box look as it should and no there is no fancy jig to make them with just a folded poster board template and band saw followed by spoke shave and sanding .
RogerBean,jaykaypurand Horky echo my feeing very much it’s the legs that make it .
Sometimes it just takes a bit of shelf time to finish a design just like a good wine .

-- Kiefer

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#11 posted 01-22-2016 11:59 PM

All been said Klaus, but all true and another beauty in the line.
Put me down for agreeing about the legs…. very nice.

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

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#12 posted 01-23-2016 12:56 AM

Very nice Klaus, as always…... :)

-- Jeff .... Minnesota, USA

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#13 posted 01-23-2016 12:57 AM

You have created another winner! I like the pyramid/diamond combination a lot.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#14 posted 01-23-2016 12:57 AM

Each new box is even more impressive than the next! I like the Asian look of it, and love those legs!

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

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#15 posted 01-23-2016 01:28 AM

Studying the first picture head on I can see the nice detail of the legs meeting with the offset of the top. Looks like it was made to be that way. I can see why it was on the shelf. Of course the rest of the box isn’t shabby either. The red velvet compliments it also. Nicely done Klaus.

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

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