Men's Valet boxes

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Project by Hawaiilad posted 04-21-2014 11:50 PM 1417 views 3 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These are not as fancy as some of the men’s valet boxes that have been shown here…just a few I have made.

The first one is made from Koa, then Mango and the light colored one is white oak…lined with light grey spray on felt.

-- Larry in Hawaii,

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#1 posted 04-22-2014 12:34 AM

Nice job on the men,s valet boxes Larry. I really like the grain pattern of the Koa.

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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#2 posted 04-22-2014 02:23 AM

I really like this design. No top needed to hide anything if you don’t have anything. Nicely done. Good work with the Koa.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#3 posted 04-22-2014 02:38 AM

very nice work! Is mango hard to work with? I’ve never heard/seen anyone use it before

-- "Well, the world needs ditch-diggers too..." - Judge Smails

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#4 posted 04-22-2014 06:29 AM

Mango as Koa to me is really fun to work with. To me it’s between hard and soft wood. A dozen different boards will provide you with a dozen different looks in the grain. The curly (or wavy look to the grain) is very soft after and of course cost the most…I have seen it go for $50 a foot here. Most of what I build is cut with either a band saw or scroll saw and apart from a knot or two, every board is beautiful.

Thanks for the nice comments.

-- Larry in Hawaii,

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#5 posted 04-22-2014 11:02 AM

Fancy and functional do not have to go together. Maybe my eyes are failing but it sure looks F & F to me. All 3 are nice but I really like the mango.

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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#6 posted 04-22-2014 12:10 PM

Some nice wood choices Larry, & great job on hiding cut lines! Will these be for personal use/gifts or gallery?

-- Any man can be a father, but it takes someone special to be a Dad

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#7 posted 04-22-2014 02:04 PM

Great Valet Boxs Larry Like your design and great selection of timbers well done ::

-- BAZZ, WINDSOR UK A workshop is not a luxury . We need it to preserve our sanity in this frantic world we live in. A place to be at peace.

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#8 posted 04-22-2014 02:08 PM

This is very nice looking. I like the design.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#9 posted 04-22-2014 07:20 PM

Wow interesting design, and lovely workmanship too. Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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#10 posted 04-22-2014 07:47 PM

These are headed to a Gallery in hopes they sell. Thank you for the very kind comments

-- Larry in Hawaii,

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