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Project by kiefer posted 11-27-2013 08:07 PM 2659 views 1 time favorited 24 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a pair of boxes almost like identical twins except that one has a handle .
The boxes are almost made entirely with the table saw except for sanding and planing the assembled strips made up from the mouldings walnut and OSB.
I did not want external splines on these boxes so I use the tray ledge instead ,I cut a groove in the sides and front and back and glued in the tray ledgers which extend into the sides creating a spline joint and then filled the grooves in the sides .
The hinges are leather strips 5/8”W x1 1/4”L glued in and covered with walnut ,they work great and keep perfect alignment and the walnut blocks act as a lid stop when open ,very simple to and inexpensive .
The boxes do have trays and are lined with linen cloth on poster board ,the finish is lacquer and buffed with bees wax finish .
The size is 9”W x5 1/2” D x 4 1/4” H

The motive came from my birthplace which is a northern area of Germany called the Heide (Heather ) .
The texture in the OSB kind of looks like heather branches and the mouldings are sort of representative of the old farm house ornamentation .
These boxes will go to my two daughters as a reminder of their heritage .

-- Kiefer

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#1 posted 11-27-2013 08:18 PM

Beautiful Work my Friend!

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

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#2 posted 11-27-2013 08:30 PM

Man you come up with some really great design ideas. The idea for using the tray ledge as your splines is awesome. I will be stealing that idea by the way. :-)

Love your work great job.

-- Failure is always an option. :-)

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#3 posted 11-27-2013 09:04 PM

Great work on those , Kiefer!!

..............cheers, Jim

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

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#4 posted 11-27-2013 09:08 PM

Beautiful boxes which are sure to become cherished heirlooms Kiefer.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#5 posted 11-27-2013 09:09 PM

Very artistic, and nicely done as always.

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

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#6 posted 11-27-2013 09:14 PM

This is awesome buddy, great job. Love the design and creativity and craftsmanship

-- The Old Rednek Workshop

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#7 posted 11-27-2013 09:19 PM

Very nice boxes Kiefer, you never cease to amaze me with all of your amazing ideas in design and production.
Awesome as always….

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

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#8 posted 11-27-2013 09:19 PM

Keifer, the osb manufacturers should hire you to promote their product….you have taken it to new heights. You are the only guy I know of who is using osb in very artistic ways. Congrats on a great box. Thanks for opening my eyes.

-- jbschutz

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#9 posted 11-27-2013 09:33 PM

Wow Kiefer these are very cool and have an outstanding orignal design. Excelent work.


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#10 posted 11-27-2013 09:40 PM

Very well done freind

-- Chuck, wiswood2

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#11 posted 11-27-2013 10:32 PM

Those hinges are ingenuity at its best. Beautiful job all the way around.

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

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#12 posted 11-27-2013 11:26 PM

Love it!

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

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#13 posted 11-28-2013 12:26 AM

Your ideas are wonderful. Always something fresh. Really nice art. I may try out those hinges. Thanks

-- I,ve had amnesia for as long as I can remember. Vernon

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#14 posted 11-28-2013 02:37 AM

more great boxes. Using the tray ledgers as internal splines in a great innovation.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#15 posted 11-28-2013 03:23 AM

Very Nice Work Indeed! Thanks For Sharing!


-- Richard (Ontario, CANADA)

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