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Mens Valet # 13

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Project by fineamerican posted 01-21-2010 10:11 PM 2696 views 30 times favorited 23 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This curvy valet box was hand crafted in solid Curly Maple, Black Walnut, & Zebrawood Veneer. The dark Walnut legs accentuates the body of this piece, mixing light and dark. The joinery used here was mortise and tenon. The cheeks and shoulders of the Maple tenons was scuplted using files and sand paper to expose the joinery in a subtle way. The lid is a veneered panel of Zebra wood, framed in matching Curly Maple, and Walnut Inlay. On the front of the lid is an addtional piece of Walnut, hand sculpted & dovetailed to the lid frame. The lid is completed with shop made hidden brass pins to secure the lid to the body, and provides a smooth opening and closing motion. Finally this piece features a wine suede interior, and was finished by hand using Tung Oil.

Final Dimensions-
12.5×8.5×4.5

Species List-
Curly Maple-N.America
Black Walnut-N.America
Zebrawood-Africa

-- John A. Thomas, South Carolina, www.thomaswoodworker.com





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Andy

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#1 posted 01-21-2010 10:26 PM

This is a real beauty. Very fine craftsmanship and details.
Well done!

-- If I can do it, so can you.

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#2 posted 01-21-2010 10:36 PM

13 is a lucky number as far as this box is concerned!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#3 posted 01-21-2010 10:44 PM

Fantastiac! Nice work. I really like the dovetail handle. It’s the little details like this that really set your work apart!

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Bret

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#4 posted 01-21-2010 11:31 PM

Gorgeous.

-- Woodworking is easy as 3.14159265358979323846264338327950288419716939937510...

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#5 posted 01-21-2010 11:55 PM

nice

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop, http://www.icombadaniels@yahoo.com

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WistysWoodWorkingWonders

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#6 posted 01-21-2010 11:59 PM

Very nice valet box…

-- New Project = New Tool... it's just the way it is, don't fight it... :)

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mgb_2x

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#7 posted 01-22-2010 12:38 AM

Very nice work. Thanks for sharing.

-- "aim small miss small" m g breedlove

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ChrisN

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#8 posted 01-22-2010 12:43 AM

Love it!!! Contrasting wood, shape…everything!

-- Chris N, Westford, MA - "If you won't eat something from your fridge that turned green...why would you eat something that started out that way?"

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#9 posted 01-22-2010 01:15 AM

Awesome

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huff

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#10 posted 01-22-2010 02:44 AM

John, This has to be one of your best pieces so far. From your design, your use of contrasting wood, craftsmanship, finish and best of all, your attention to detail. Beautiful work.

-- John @ http://www.thehuffordfurnituregroup.com

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#11 posted 01-22-2010 03:25 AM

Beautiful!

-- Dennis Zongker

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#12 posted 01-22-2010 04:14 AM

Nice!

-- Max the "night janitor" at www.hardwoodclocks.com

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#13 posted 01-22-2010 05:19 AM

This is, indeed, an exceptional piece. it is one of the best boxes I have seen on this website.

-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.

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#14 posted 01-22-2010 08:12 AM

Great box every thing done perfect wonderful work John

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#15 posted 01-22-2010 08:28 AM

Fantastic box. All aspects (wood, design, build) all work very well together.

Keep up the wonderfull work.

Scrappy

-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!

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