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Project by kiefer posted 07-20-2017 06:45 PM 2070 views 5 times favorited 28 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A little box that came about while our grandkids where visiting and we got into wood burning to have some fun in the shop I made this box based on a building that I remember from a trip and the roof deign sort of stayed in my memory but I can’t remember where I saw it . The name is Somewhere because of it .
The box is made from white aspen and all the dark textured areas are burned in with a small electric tool .
The interior is fitted with a burgundy velour just to give it a surprise look when opening the lid and I added some little pieces of walnut to the tray lift and a little medallion to the front .
The overall dimension are 9 X 6 X 4 1/4 and will make a perfect gift for a little girl .. Finished with several coats of satin poly .
The hinges are SOSS barrel hinges .

-- Kiefer

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#1 posted 07-20-2017 06:52 PM

very nice kiefer love the look kinda a little bit of european and asian influence did a beautiful job on the interior,great job buddy.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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#2 posted 07-20-2017 06:58 PM

Kiefer, I totally agree with pottz. I’m also thinking it’s got a little hobbit influence in there as well. It’s totally delightful.

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#3 posted 07-20-2017 07:03 PM

Beautiful work Klaus.
I like to hear when the kids help you too.

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#4 posted 07-20-2017 07:11 PM

Very specific ’’roof’’ and interior realy has ’’wow’’ effect.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#5 posted 07-20-2017 07:13 PM

Absolutely beautiful work buddy

-- The Old Rednek Workshop

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#6 posted 07-20-2017 07:29 PM

Great box, Klaus…...puts me in mind of a little fairy cottage or a gnome home. Ha!
The wood burned texturing is a clever touch of contrast on the Aspen. Nicely done interior, as well.

-- jbschutz

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#7 posted 07-20-2017 07:32 PM

proudy grandpa
beautiful box,little girl will be very happy

-- bambi

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#8 posted 07-20-2017 08:10 PM

Klaus, talk about patience being a virtue, you must have a lot. The tree and the hammered look are outstanding. I hope you are not making the grand kids do all the work. It does remind me of a home from (SOMEWHERE).
Congrats on the top 3

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

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#9 posted 07-20-2017 08:29 PM

Exquisite box for a very lucky girl. Reminds me of Dutch barns. The wood burning details are great. Thanks for sharing.

-- Leafherder

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woodshaver Tony C

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#10 posted 07-20-2017 08:55 PM

Klaus you’ve been busy. All the comments above have said it all. I also agree with Pottz about the European and Asian influence and Bob with the Hobbit look. And what Dave said about the hammers look. I love the way the tree flows into the top. This box has a personality of it’s own. The inside… done so nicely with the burgundy velour. Great job!
So what part did the kids ask you to make? “)

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

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#11 posted 07-20-2017 09:07 PM

Beautiful Box, you have a very creative mind and sharp eye for details!

-- Dennis Zongker

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#12 posted 07-20-2017 09:12 PM

Any cool original design, nice work.


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Jim Jakosh

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#13 posted 07-20-2017 10:11 PM

Sweet box, Klaus!!!!!!!!!

cheers, Jim

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

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#14 posted 07-20-2017 10:40 PM


What a beautiful box!

We are glad the you were somewhere to get inspired for Somewhere! LOL

Thank you!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:

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#15 posted 07-21-2017 12:21 AM

A very fanciful box!
The “burned” sections look like old copper on my tablet!

-- "It's fine in practise but it will never work in theory"

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