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Project by kiefer posted 08-12-2013 09:12 PM 3556 views 12 times favorited 23 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is my take on a modern Asian style box .
The box is birds eye maple and walnut and has 35mm leather hinges which worked out well ,my first try at thes and I will do a separate post on these soon .

The are two effects that just showed up ,one is in the top when you look at pic # 6 ,looks like a row of five wizards and the other is on the lift insert which looks like the sun setting over the ocean waves .

I made this box for my grandsons TAE KWON DO instructor ,a young fellow from Korea who has such a interesting approach to build confidence in young people .
This box is to thank let him and that we appreciate his work and effort .

-- Kiefer

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#1 posted 08-12-2013 09:22 PM

Very nice as always, with a subtle oriental flare. I’m sure your grandson’s TKD teacher will appreciate it; and, best wishes to your grandson in his quest for oriental wisdom.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#2 posted 08-12-2013 09:23 PM

Nice one. I like it.

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

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#3 posted 08-12-2013 09:36 PM

Looks great kiefer, I’m interested in seeing those hinges.

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

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#4 posted 08-12-2013 10:02 PM

Great look, Kiefer…..I like how the lift echos the hinges. Excellent wood combination and clean lines. Looking forward to learning more about the leather hinges.

-- jbschutz

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#5 posted 08-12-2013 10:07 PM

I love the repetitive top..subtle, & lovely. those hinges interest me too..never heard of them.

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woodshaver Tony C

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#6 posted 08-12-2013 10:49 PM

Very nice box Kiefer! I like this style! I’ll be looking for those hinges!

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

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#7 posted 08-12-2013 10:58 PM

Ah, so. Very nice Asian style box with mighty fine hinges!!!!!!!!!!!

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

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#8 posted 08-12-2013 11:33 PM

Very nice Kiefer…the box looks great and the hinges are excellent….would like to see some pics on the making of the hinges if you have any.

-- Dave.......If at first you don’t succeed redefine success....

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#9 posted 08-12-2013 11:44 PM

Kire! Desu Kiefer san! ( Very pretty, Kiefer!)

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#10 posted 08-13-2013 12:37 AM

Another winner!
You are always coming up with new innovations.
Keep em coming!

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

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#11 posted 08-13-2013 12:45 AM

Beautiful Box Kiefer,
great job on the modern interpretation…
I like your application of the age-old Leather Hinges using Epoxy
rather than the usual tacks, much better idea!
You are on a roll my Friend, keep ‘em coming!! :)

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.

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#12 posted 08-13-2013 01:28 AM

great looking box. I like the Asian style. The top is really nice and I’m looking forward to seeing your post on the leather hinges.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#13 posted 08-13-2013 04:40 AM

Beautiful box all around. The top has me intrigued. Looks like a piece of maple 1X3X5(however deep the box is,front to back) cut into 1X1/4” slices, laid flat and edge glued to make 1/4” thick X 8-ish” wide X 5” deep. Am I close? Way to stretch some beautiful wood! The hinges are brilliant too! Thanks for sharing!

-- God bless, Candy

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#14 posted 08-13-2013 08:18 AM

Nice box Kiefer. I like the unique leather hinges, the wizards and the whole thing actually. A very nice thank you gift. I’m sure it was well received.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#15 posted 08-13-2013 09:57 AM

Both beautiful in design and functional as well. Excellent job.

-- John, Illinois,

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