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Project by DocSavage45 posted 07-07-2020 11:16 PM 778 views 2 times favorited 42 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hey LJ’s,

Especially the people who taught me a box is more than a box. Klaus Kiefer, Blacky, Andy, Greg the Cajun Art Box maker, and Big Al! Thanks!
This is the second of two I made recently. See previous post! Klaus’ posting was inspirational and breought me back!

Box is made from Spaulted maple from my spaulting pile. It’s finished with Danish oil using tung oil as an ingredient.

Using Big Al’s hinge making modified a quality piano hinge.

The walnut trim and splines are homegrown and milled.
Due to problems in glue up spent a lot of time cutting and adjusting the felt and faux leather lining.

The Maple was leftover from practice pieces for my original Butterfly Box!

My sister has been supportive, and she reached one of those milestone birthdays so This box became hers.

She really liked it!

Hope you do as well!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher





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a1Jim

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#1 posted 07-07-2020 11:20 PM

That’s a real beauty, Tom, you have learned your lesson well Grasshopper :) Very nice work! Super nice Gift your sister will love it.

-- https://www.artisticwoodstudio.com/videos

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DocSavage45

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#2 posted 07-07-2020 11:22 PM

Thanks Jim!

Murphy helped a lot in new learning , especially patience!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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recycle1943

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#3 posted 07-07-2020 11:31 PM

Framing the spalted lid with walnut is a really nice touch

-- 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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DocSavage45

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#4 posted 07-07-2020 11:32 PM

Thanks! Have some recycling here with the maple sides from several years ago.

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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Greg the Cajun Wood Artist

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#5 posted 07-08-2020 12:38 AM

Awesome box Tom… your sister has to be very excited. Welcome to the new box master …

-- Wood for projects is like a good Fart..."better when you cut it yourself" Don't take yourself so seriously. No one else does

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#6 posted 07-08-2020 12:50 AM

beautiful doc,i love that spalted maple,natures time and your talents make a pretty good combo.

-- 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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DocSavage45

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#7 posted 07-08-2020 12:52 AM

Greg, Thank-you! Nice words from the true master! Thanks for your support and guidance!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#8 posted 07-08-2020 12:54 AM

Potz,

Thanks! More persistence than talent? Credit Murphy and Jimmy Diresta’s words. “Make it 5 times and it will be yours!”

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#9 posted 07-08-2020 01:00 AM

Nice looking box Tom! The spalted maple sure does help give it some class! i’m sure she will love it!

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

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DocSavage45

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#10 posted 07-08-2020 01:19 AM

Tony,

Thanks for checking in. She was very pleased! Learned a lot about Danish oil mixes while doing the spaulted and walnut combination.

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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DocSavage45

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#11 posted 07-08-2020 01:42 AM

Tony,

Thanks for checking in. She was very pleased! Learned a lot about Danish oil mixes while doing the spaulted and walnut combination.

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#12 posted 07-08-2020 01:56 AM

What a lucky sister to have such a talented brother! You’ve done a beautiful thing … in more ways than one Tom!!

-- Elaine in Duncan

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DocSavage45

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#13 posted 07-08-2020 02:04 AM

Elaine, Thanks!

Was going to show boxes glitches and all this past November at the MNWG annual show in MN. Covid-19 shut down the show.

Got a few projects on the table just need me to get my butt in gear! Really!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#14 posted 07-08-2020 02:20 AM

Sometimes it is the purpose of the box that creates something special!

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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#15 posted 07-08-2020 02:22 AM

That’s a good-looking box, Tom! Well done!

-- Dave - Santa Fe

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