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Figured Pecan Men's Valet Box

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Project by Blackie_ posted 07-20-2016 01:44 PM 634 views 2 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I think this is just about as rustic as it gets and I don’t know whether to call this Pecan spalted or nicely figured but it sure is beautifully colored. I cut this wood via chainsaw from a 7’ tall dead standing pecan stump and this is the outcome. I think the pecan and the alder compliment each other in this build.

As my previous boxes, it offers a hidden drawer along with a hidden compartment. The inside is a bandsaw box (alder) the outside is a miter joint wrapped around the bandsaw box with Wenge used for the corner splines and drawer pulls. The top tray is made from pecan with wenge as handles, it also offers a coin tray with large drawers with one being very deep. It measures 13” x 9” x 6” and is finished with a single coat of Tung Oil followed by 3 coats of wipe on poly satin finish and a final rub of paste wax. The hidden compartment on this box is a deep 3” x 7” x 5-3/4” which will easily house a pocket and or compact sized hand gun (pistol). The drawer are flocked with a dark brown felt, I used a custom made oil base paint instead of the normal glue that comes with the flocking to secure it to the wood.

Thanks for viewing.


Giving a view of how I the splines are separated from the box in the drawers.

-- 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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Jim Jakosh

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#1 posted 07-20-2016 01:57 PM

Real nice, Randy. I like hidden compartments!! Just think what could be stashed in there!!

Cheers, Jim

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

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bosum3919

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#2 posted 07-20-2016 01:58 PM

Keep this up and you just might figure out how to make one of these. :) Another nice one.

-- Bob

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DocSavage45

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#3 posted 07-20-2016 05:03 PM

Randy,

Love the pattern, tone and combination. You are the master of the hybrid bandsaw box!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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grizzman

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#4 posted 07-20-2016 05:15 PM

hey randy, thanks for the kind words, and i love this one, i love pecan wood and your right this wood has a good amount of figure, its a beauty…keep it up, i think this one will sell pretty quickly…

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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Boxguy

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#5 posted 07-20-2016 10:08 PM

Blackie, these are a unique and wonderful creations. I have really enjoyed watching these evolve and improve over the years. You keep making nice, small improvements. Of course you have the basic design down pat, but I think this iteration is especially beautiful. The pecan is remarkably warm and grainy. That first coat of tung oil always brings out the beauty of the wood and continues to improve the colors as it slowly sinks into the wood over the years.

Blackie, your photographic techniques have also improved and evolved. This was another professional looking post with good focus, lay-out, and color balance. Nice work on that as well. Keep boxing and keep posting. I hope to get back in my shop in a few months.

-- Big Al in IN

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Blackie_

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#6 posted 07-20-2016 10:18 PM

Thanks Jim, I like to think that these hidden features are what sell the box. :)

Bob, I sometimes walk into my shop without a clue of what’s going on. LOL

Thanks Tom.

You’re welcome Bob, hope you’re starting to get your feet under you again.

Alan, I’ve already got my focus on the next two boxes which will appease to the ladies. :)

Thanks everyone.

-- 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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gsimon

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#7 posted 07-21-2016 12:47 AM

love everything about this, design, color, wood species etc
I’m pleasantly surprised there is no lid per se which makes total sense in the functionality

-- Greg Simon

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Blackie_

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#8 posted 07-21-2016 02:33 AM

Thanks Greg, actually I do make them with lids too and they still retain the function of phone charging with lid fully closed, the secret is by boring a small notch top center of the back wall to allow the cord to pass through, the difference is that this style at times better fits the pocket books of some customers as I charge less without the lid.

-- 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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kiefer

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#9 posted 07-21-2016 02:12 PM

Keep on building this design Randy and in any wood species they will sell .
Rustic is the right word and in demand these days .

Klaus

-- Kiefer https://www.youtube.com/user/woodkiefer1/videos

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Blackie_

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#10 posted 07-21-2016 03:11 PM

Thanks Klaus.

-- 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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Roger

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#11 posted 07-23-2016 02:11 PM

Mighty fine Randy.

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

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