Sliding Valet

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Project by Tooch posted 12-11-2016 02:14 PM 1129 views 4 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Inspired from a picture I saw in a catalog, I made this sliding Valet for my wife for Christmas. I setup the file on my CNC to carve out the trays, then cut them out, sanded to shape, and routed the bottom. As an extra feature, I decided to engrave the inside of the bottom so that it is only visible when opened.

Made from pine, The pieces are held in place with a small metal pin and some CA glue. The felt was put in the top pieces because that’s classy, just like me :-P Finished with several coats of spray poly and a too coat of paste wax.

Thanks for looking, comments welcome and questions are replies too!

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

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Monte Pittman

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#1 posted 12-11-2016 02:20 PM

Great design. I hope newcomers pay attention to using your imagination to build from a picture.

Love your work.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#2 posted 12-11-2016 02:27 PM

Very nice heartwarming valet. Times like this, I wish I had a CNC.

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

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#3 posted 12-11-2016 02:33 PM

I like it. Very nifty

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#4 posted 12-11-2016 02:34 PM

Thanks Monte , Dave and Roger for the nice comments. I forgot to mention, this was just a prototype for a class project, but I really like the way it turned out so I didn’t want it going to waste.

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

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Jim Jakosh

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#5 posted 12-11-2016 06:30 PM

W, that is really neat. May I copy it?


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

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#6 posted 12-11-2016 06:32 PM

Good job on a truly unique item.

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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#7 posted 12-11-2016 08:25 PM

This is a very creative design and so nicely done.

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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#8 posted 12-11-2016 09:34 PM

That’s a nice box Tooch.

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#9 posted 12-12-2016 09:41 AM

So beautiful and complex box – interesting opening.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#10 posted 12-12-2016 10:45 AM

Thanks Ivan, Charles, and Ralbuck for the nice comments.

Jim Absolutely you can copy the idea… Thats what I did!

Randy so good to hear from you again, I’m looking forward to seeing some of your work again.

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

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#11 posted 12-12-2016 03:11 PM

I love decorative little boxes, and I would like to make one for my wife, too. The problem is she would never be able to find it. Her dresser and nightstand are such a disaster it would just get burried :-p Nice work! Cool design.

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