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Project by kiefer posted 09-04-2013 11:29 PM 3376 views 17 times favorited 35 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Tamarac and walnut jewelry box .
Made this one in the last two month and took my time with this one but everything came together and today the finish went on ,could use some beeswax but the lacquer should cure for a few days .
The box is mitred and splined with the vertical spline added to give it a block like look at the corners and the front and sides are coved .The top is a lamination with the tips added which are solid walnut .
The hinges are plated brass but I would have like leather better but could not make it work .
Dimensions are 12” w 6 3/4”d 5” h no stain just spray lacquer and a beige upholstery liner in the bottom with walnut dividers which are removable .

-- Kiefer

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#1 posted 09-04-2013 11:32 PM

Whoa!!!!!!!!!! That is really cool!

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

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#2 posted 09-04-2013 11:36 PM

Beautiful! I really, really like the vertical spline you added. Also, nice interior design.

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

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#3 posted 09-04-2013 11:39 PM

Very impressive

-- the stone rejected by the builders will become the capstone

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#4 posted 09-04-2013 11:49 PM

Really nice sculpted box.
Your design is wonderful and your craftsmanship is outstanding.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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#5 posted 09-05-2013 12:03 AM

Damn! You are good!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#6 posted 09-05-2013 12:09 AM

I like everything about it!

-- Jerry... making sawdust in the Knobs of Southern Indiana

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#7 posted 09-05-2013 12:20 AM

You can stop using your name any time now Kiefer.
No one would ever mistake the creator of this box.
I think it’s mostly the signature “Kiefer Curve” but there are other subtleties as well that would betray you.
Another masterful understatement here, not flashy but oh so elegant.

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

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#8 posted 09-05-2013 12:23 AM

Very nice! I really like the curved sides and interior dividers.

-- Tom Finnigan - Measures? We don't need no stinking measures! - Hmm, maybe thats why my project pieces don't fit.

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#9 posted 09-05-2013 12:32 AM

Awesome design and creation Kiefer. There is just something about curves in a box that add a lot of character.
What did you use for your photo background? It takes away from the beauty of the box.

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#10 posted 09-05-2013 12:34 AM

Wow! You win the unique designs category.

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

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#11 posted 09-05-2013 12:51 AM

Kiefer, what a lovely box. I like the oriental look. The vertical spline is a nice addition and I like the curved dividers inside. Another very unique project.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#12 posted 09-05-2013 01:01 AM

Kiefer, just a stunning design. Beautiful.
I love the way you have made the curves to create this unique piece. it is a pity that you could not get the leather hinges into this design. This deserves a gold star!

-- And my head I'd be a scratchin'

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#13 posted 09-05-2013 01:58 AM

Looks very exotic. Really nicely done

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#14 posted 09-05-2013 01:58 AM

Just love those Oriental type lines you incorporate into your work, this would grace any dresser with style :)

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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#15 posted 09-05-2013 03:46 AM


again you said it all!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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