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Maple and walnut box with solid brass hinges and dark brown velvet liner.
The design of this box is a follow up of the 1882 box I posted recently .
http://lumberjocks.com/projects/135442
On this box I thought I try a more pronunced diamond pattern by veneering maple onto walnut and then cutting the pattern and it worked out beautiful .
See the blog on cutting pattern jig here .
http://lumberjocks.com/kiefer/blog/53553
I love the result of this process and suits this style of box very much .
I will further develop this process which has many more possibilitys and keeps me thinking whats next .
I hope you enjoy and let me know what you think .

Klaus

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Klaus….you are really creating a winner with your diamond pattern designs. I can definitely see the endless possibilities and combinations that you can create. I know you have to be extremely cautious about splintering or chipping one of the pyramids since a bad one would really stand out…
I'm lookin forward to seeing your other combinations and creations…

That pattern would make a good back scratcher also…
 

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Nice Piece. Dijobo desu Yo! Let's have a Sapporo to celebrate!
 

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That is really sharp Klaus.
The combo and design make it really handsome.

Did you have to sand between the pyramids?

Steve
 

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Wauuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu
That's so amazing.
Beautiful box, here all your ideas come together and become a real conversation piece.
Best thoughts,
Mads
 

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Thanks guys
Greg
I fell in love with this pattern and cutting the diamonds is not that difficult as long as the cutter is sharp and I was surprised how well these veneered or laminated panels turned out but taking my time paid of .
Tom.
Our womens curling team is in Sapporo Japan competing at the world championship and this is sort of a tribute to them I hope they do well .
Steve
On this box I sanded the pyramids with 320 paper but the cutter leaves a almost glass like finish so it is almost a waste of time to sand .
 

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Thanks Mads
Yes this came together beautifully and I am very pleased with the overall design and wouldn't change one thing .
 

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....... sand between the pyramids :) ......... Of course Steve, did you expect grass?

This is a special day - new boxes from both Greg and Klaus …. Boy am I glad I don't have to choose one!

I really like the pyramid texture and I can see that you are going to have lots of fun with variations of your theme.
Of course that is just the "finish" added to your always innovative and artistic designs.

Very nice!
 

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Thanks Paul
That is too funny . sand between the pyramids :)
I needed a good laugh and now I am off to celebrate my daughters birth day she turned forty now I feel old .
 

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Klaus,
Really lovely. Perhaps your best yet. I like it a lot. A striking yet very inviting feel to the whole thing. My compliments.
Roger
 

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Klaus,

I hope they do well. But Isn't curly the Canadian national sport? :<)

Tell them to bring back the trophy and my favorite Japanese beer.
 

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Beautifully designed and executed!
 

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Your creation just keep getting better. Laminating 2 dissimilar woods created a spectacular look. The diamond thing is one of the best designs I have seen. You keep raising the bar and I'll be able to walk under it without stooping!
 

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I do not know what to say….speechless.
 

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stunning..I made a turning as you did your diamonds..I sweated thru the whole process, and didn't ruin one. I was delighted as I know you are. super box!
 

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Klaus,
Beautiful boxes. Excellent workmanship.
Your pattern on your boxes reminds me of the textured box I previously posted:
http://lumberjocks.com/projects/96422
Did you create your pattern using a 45 degree router bit on a router table, or do you use a different approach?
Thanks,
Roger
 

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Beautiful Box Klaus! I enjoy every one of your creations! Well done as usual! I really like this look!
 

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Good job Klaus. Not sure exactly how you do it but it is sure a nice effect….(I'm still laughing at Pauls "sand between the pyramids)
 

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Beautiful box, Klaus. The contrast between the pyramids and the background is stunning.
 
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