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Project by TechTeacher04 posted 09-01-2014 12:34 AM 1489 views 10 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a sample valet to challenge my high school students to take their time and create something that they are proud of. The main case dovetails are router cut and the small drawer has hand cut dovetails. The drawer front and removable till are curly maple. Cherry and walnut were used for the rest of the construction. Used some leftover blue flock to add some color and texture to the drawer. Drawer pull is homemade, made it for another project then decided not to use. Minwax satin poly for the finish.

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#1 posted 09-01-2014 12:53 AM

Very nice project and I bet it will be a lifelong cherished item that will instill pride and love of woodworking .
Great project and I like your approach of using power and hand tool mix .


-- Kiefer 松

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#2 posted 09-01-2014 02:38 AM

Very nice! I recently looked after a class that was making something similar as a “desk tidy” but they were nowhere near as ambitious in design, nor as well made.

-- I may have lost my marbles, but I still have my love of woodworking

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#3 posted 09-01-2014 03:33 AM

that’s a nice, sturdy-looking tight little project.

-- Josh; Former Pennsylvanian, current Coloradan

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#4 posted 09-01-2014 07:32 AM

Great looking valet..

-- Larry in sunny and warm Hawaii,

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#5 posted 09-01-2014 02:50 PM

I like it a lot. I am a big fan of making something that will get used daily. Well done!

-- "The beatings will continue until moral improves" -- Bart Ridings, Illinois

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#7 posted 09-01-2014 04:32 PM

Nice job. I want one of those!

-- Matt, Arizona

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#8 posted 09-01-2014 04:45 PM

Hello TechTeacher04

Very nice idea and well done

I like the design and the constrast between the two woods

Thanks for sharing

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

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#9 posted 09-01-2014 08:43 PM

That is really cool. The craftsmanship really shows thru. Great job

-- The Old Rednek Workshop

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#10 posted 09-05-2014 04:39 AM

Tech Teach, nice work especially on the hand cut dove tails. I like the design. You should be proud of this. I would have rounded the top surfaces of the till and edges to make them a little more finger friendly. Example is not a way to teach students, it is the only way to teach students. Here is a variation on this theme. Keep boxing and keep posting.

-- Big Al in IN

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#11 posted 09-05-2014 04:59 AM

looks great

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