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Men's Valet Box, Hidden Compartments, Chinaberry

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Project by Blackie_ posted 08-03-2015 12:02 AM 2057 views 8 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This box is the same design as my previous valet boxes only difference is this one is made from Chinaberry, I obtained several good sized logs from my neighbors that live directly behind me when they had their trees cut down, I milled and air dried them for a good couple years and this is what I got out of them.

The drawer on the left has a hidden drawer in the rear held in place by way of earth magnet and the hidden compartment on top is reveled by a false bottom door and is large enough and deep enough to house most compact and pocket sized pistols along with clip and a box of ammo, the small tray is the key to opening the false bottom door.

It measures 13” x 8” x 8”

Thanks for viewing

-- Randy - If I'm not on LJ's then I'm making Saw Dust. Please feel free to visit my store location at http://www.facebook.com/randy.blackstock.custom.wood.designs





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DocSavage45

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#1 posted 08-03-2015 01:45 AM

Randy ,

I really like the colors in this one. Nice variation on your theme.

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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Tooch

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#2 posted 08-03-2015 09:48 AM

Randy, it looks great. I like the color and grain pattern of the Chinaberry, I’ve never seen it before. From the pictures it looks like it resembles Oak or Ash with some red hues in it, which is kinda cool.

I see another DT3 in your future!

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

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Blackie_

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#3 posted 08-03-2015 10:20 AM

Thanks Tom and Tooch, if I’m not mistaken, chinaberry is in the mahogany family.

-- Randy - If I'm not on LJ's then I'm making Saw Dust. Please feel free to visit my store location at http://www.facebook.com/randy.blackstock.custom.wood.designs

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balidoug

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#4 posted 08-03-2015 12:39 PM

Truly exceptional work. Many thanks.

-- From such crooked wood as that which man is made of, nothing straight can be fashioned. Immanuel Kant

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Chad256

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#5 posted 08-03-2015 02:56 PM

Beautiful boxes. This was a treat for me because I had never seen any chinaberry! Thank you! Did you build these from memory or do you have a pattern or guide maybe Sketch Up? Thanks!

-- -- Chad -- T&C Woodworks

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#6 posted 08-03-2015 03:15 PM

I really love this. It’s so different and has a lot of character.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- 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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Blackie_

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#7 posted 08-03-2015 03:47 PM

Thanks everyone, Chad, I build them from memory but I did do a blog on how they are made here.
Blog

-- Randy - If I'm not on LJ's then I'm making Saw Dust. Please feel free to visit my store location at http://www.facebook.com/randy.blackstock.custom.wood.designs

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#8 posted 08-03-2015 09:31 PM

Nice color and grain to that box. I have had some Chinaberry but never any that big. good looking valet box!!

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

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Roger

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#9 posted 08-03-2015 11:21 PM

You’re goin super sonic in that new shop o yours… :). Your boxes/valets are always some nice eye candy.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. Kentuk55@yahoo.com

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Blackie_

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#10 posted 08-04-2015 02:33 AM

Thanks Roger and Jim, I have a couple more in the making but I’m going to add lids to them.

-- Randy - If I'm not on LJ's then I'm making Saw Dust. Please feel free to visit my store location at http://www.facebook.com/randy.blackstock.custom.wood.designs

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