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Project by kiefer posted 09-16-2019 08:58 PM 1757 views 4 times favorited 29 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This box is made from yellow cedar that was given to me by the wife of my friend SEVERIN who passed away .
I have never worked with yellow cedar and was no sure what to make from it so this is the result .
I enjoyed making this as a tribute to my friend who loved carving and this one of many pieces he had collected . I hope I did a good enough design and he can see it from where he is in heaven.
I used the same 7 DEG. jig as on my previous boxes for the body and made the kerf bent lid from a dis colored piece and stained it to go with the walnut trim .The tray is made from walnut scraps also and the liners upholstery cloth on poster board sewn by my wife . The size is 12 1/2” W x 6” D x 5 1/2” H .

Hope you like it and comments always welcome .


-- Kiefer

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#1 posted 09-16-2019 09:19 PM

Beautiful box, Klaus. You did your friend real proud with that piece!!!!!!!

Cheers, Jim

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

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#2 posted 09-16-2019 09:20 PM

Great job and a wonderful tribute to your friend.
My condolences.

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#3 posted 09-16-2019 09:47 PM

a beautiful box and a beautiful way to honor a friend klaus,nice job.

-- 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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#4 posted 09-16-2019 10:19 PM

Sorry to hear about your friend Klaus; My Condolences. The box is beautiful as is all of your work.

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

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#5 posted 09-16-2019 11:23 PM


-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over two decades.

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#6 posted 09-16-2019 11:36 PM

Very nice box and I bet your shop smells great. Yellow Cedar is a very important boat building wood on the west coast and one of my favourites.
Using Yellow Cedar in a tribute to a carver is very fitting as it is also a wonderful wood to carve.

Great work and a fitting tribute.

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

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#7 posted 09-16-2019 11:47 PM

Very unique Klaus. Beautifully done.

-- John, British Columbia, Canada

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#8 posted 09-17-2019 12:34 AM

A beautiful vessel – I hesitate to call it a box, it’s a lot more than that

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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#9 posted 09-17-2019 01:13 AM

Beautiful Klaus. Sorry to hear about your friend.

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

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#10 posted 09-17-2019 01:28 AM

That is one majestic box, I really enjoy the lid and corners. And the rest of it.

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#11 posted 09-17-2019 01:45 AM

Another beauty, Cedar is, can be fun to work with.

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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#12 posted 09-17-2019 02:00 AM

A beautiful tribute kiefer. Extraordinary work as always.

-- Galootish log blog,

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#13 posted 09-17-2019 02:03 AM

Beautiful work Klaus, a great tribute.

-- Jeff .... Minnesota, USA

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#14 posted 09-17-2019 02:27 AM


-- Rick M,

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#15 posted 09-17-2019 07:51 AM

Klaus, that is a work of art! Sorry about your friend.

-- Petey

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