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Project by kiefer posted 11-15-2013 12:09 AM 2636 views 3 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have been absent for a while because of some health issues and apologize for not being around and commenting but I am making some progress and have spent some time in the shop lately .
There will be some follow up but it should go easy and not slow me down too much again .

My daughter wanted a banana holder and this is what I came up with ,a fruit stand for her kitchen complete with a tray .
Her husband likes the Steam Punk look and that is what I tried to incorporate in this design with the new kerf bend design I came up with for this project .
Made from birch and the tray is from IKEA finished in beeswax and mineral oil mix to make it food safe .
If anyone would like to see the arch being made look for it soon as a separate post as I am making more of these and will take some pics this time .
Let me know what you think I would appreciate It ,good or bad ,

-- Kiefer

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#1 posted 11-15-2013 12:22 AM

GLAD you are back and hope all is well now and in the future for you and yours.

This fruit holder is a piece of art. I like how you carried the “kerf” design into the bottom as well. Nice job.

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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#2 posted 11-15-2013 12:24 AM

Great idea on the combo stand.
I’d like to see how you did it. It looks like the kerfs were cut almost all the way through and then closed up to a tight surface on the inside. Did you add a veneer to the inside too? I have never see that done like that before. I love new ideas!!
Glad to have you back and pumping out projects!!

.................Cheers, Jim

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

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#3 posted 11-15-2013 01:10 AM

Sorry to hear about the health issues Kiefer. Hope all is well now.
Your work always has a unique flair to it. This would look good in any room. I think you could make a cloths pin look good! Nice work!

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

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#4 posted 11-15-2013 01:23 AM

What a show piece and such a special gift for your daughter

-- Randy - If I'm not on LJ's then I'm making Saw Dust. Please feel free to visit my store location at

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#5 posted 11-15-2013 04:35 AM

Welcome back kiefer, we missed you and your creative mind.
I like the new kerf pattern.

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

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#6 posted 11-15-2013 10:12 AM

So glad you’re back! I like the dowel to hold the banana instead of a hook, and the plate is a nice addition.
Welcome back.

-- Mother Nature talks, I try to listen

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#7 posted 11-15-2013 10:27 AM

Welcome back Keifer. I’m sorry to hear about your health problems, but I’m glad you are better and back in the shop. I love your banana stand. In fact it is a very timely post. I’m thinking what a great Christmas gift one of these would make, and without having to resort to copying your unique design.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#8 posted 11-15-2013 01:01 PM

Hope you’re on the up-side of health issues. This is a very nice place for fruit. Nice build.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. [email protected]

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#9 posted 11-15-2013 01:27 PM

Very creative, very well done.

-- Guy,PEI

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#10 posted 11-15-2013 03:10 PM

Kiefer, I’m sorry about your health problems and hope that they improve. This is very creative and I like the design.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#11 posted 11-15-2013 03:40 PM

Cool project, welcome back to the shop!!!

-- TurnTurnTurn

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#12 posted 11-15-2013 03:48 PM

Glad your back, and 2 Thumbs up on the fruit stand.

-- It's all fun, Terry******N. Idaho

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#13 posted 11-15-2013 06:01 PM

Hello Kiefer

Welcome back with us. I’m glad you are better

A very original idea. I love it

A blog will be a good idea ….......

Thanks for sharing

-- Diggerjack-France ---The only limit is the limit of the mind and the mind has no limit

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#14 posted 11-15-2013 09:12 PM

Sorry to hear about your health problems, but glad your back in the shop. Love the design and creativity. Great job buddy

-- The Old Rednek Workshop

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#15 posted 11-16-2013 02:05 AM

Thank you all for the well wishes ,it helps a lot .
I am working on a jig with a quick clamping device and will post it soon but it’s still slow going .
You all take care of yourself and I appreciate your comments and support .

-- Kiefer

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