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Men's Valet Box, frontal drawers and hidden compartments.

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Project by Blackie_ posted 12-17-2016 02:44 PM 1543 views 8 times favorited 21 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a custom request from a customer in hopes to have it done before Christmas in which I was able to pull off.

I used Mesquite on the walls and lid of this box, the inside is Alder and the splines along with the hinges and drawer pulls are Wenge.

It has two lift out trays a hidden drawer and a hidden compartment that is large enough to house pocket size and most compact size pistols. It measures 13” x 9 1/4” x 7”

The notch in the top center of the back wall is for a cell phone charging cable to pass through with the lid fully closed. I used dark brown flocking for the drawers and hidden compartment.

So the way it was made, the inner part of the box is actually a bandsaw box that I wrapped with typical miter joints to create the box. I custom make my own hinges.

It is finished with a single coat of tung oil and my own mix of wipe on poly satin finish.

Thanks for viewing and Merry Christmas.

-- 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 12-17-2016 04:38 PM

Very nice, Randy. I love hidden drawers and compartments!!!!!!!!!!

cheers, Jim

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

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#2 posted 12-17-2016 06:03 PM

Fantastic work, really great looking valet

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woodshaver (Tony)

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#3 posted 12-17-2016 06:46 PM

Goog looking box! Like the hidden compartment! for a small pistol.

-- Tony UAW, St Augustine FL, My high school shop teacher said "You can do it.." Now I can't stop!

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DocSavage45

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#4 posted 12-17-2016 07:00 PM

Randy,

Good to see you posting work you’re getting paid to do. Merry Christmas! You’ve come a long way from the band saw boxes? LOL!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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Rick M

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#5 posted 12-17-2016 07:12 PM

Handsome, one of the best valets I’ve seen.

-- http://thewoodknack.blogspot.com/

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Hawaiilad

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#6 posted 12-17-2016 07:40 PM

Great looking box Randy. Customer will love it I’m sure.

-- Larry in Hawaii,

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EugdOT

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#7 posted 12-17-2016 08:52 PM

Do you cut out the fronts before or after the splines? once again really nice design.

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Tooch

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#8 posted 12-17-2016 09:22 PM

Very nice work as always, Randy. I’d love to find one of those under my Christmas tree.

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

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helluvawreck

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#9 posted 12-17-2016 09:26 PM

This is a very nice box. It has lots of details and craftsmanship. Well done!

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- 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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#10 posted 12-17-2016 09:32 PM

Thanks everyone and Merry Christmas to you too Tom.

Eugdot, I cut the drawer fronts away before adding the splines. I first glue them back to the drawers and tape them in place efore cutting the spline slots. I use a Dremel tool to sand the splines that I am unable to reach with a cutting blade.

-- 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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EugdOT

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#11 posted 12-17-2016 09:37 PM

Thanks for the info, I kept staring at the valet trying to figure out how you got such a detailed and precision cut with such a thin space and had splines on the corners, it probably would of kept me up all night trying to figure it out. Great job on all of your valets. Enjoy the holidays

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Blackie_

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#12 posted 12-17-2016 11:49 PM

Thanks Eugdot, glad I could help, Merry Christmas to you too.

-- 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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Boxguy

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#13 posted 12-18-2016 12:17 AM

Blackie, I always enjoy seeing your work. The mesquite is beautiful. Time to try a three part finger lift. It would look good on a box this size. I especially like your hinges on this. Your valet design has evolved steadily and become more intricate with time. There are loads of features in this one. Hope this sale provides a new tool for your shop and that Santa will be good to you this year. Merry Christmas, and keep boxing and keep posting.

-- Big Al in IN

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Blackie_

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#14 posted 12-18-2016 04:08 AM

Thanks Alan, I don’t want to take your finger lift, that is yours haha. I might give it a try sometime.

-- 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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#15 posted 12-18-2016 12:39 PM

Always enjoy your valet posts Randy. Very finely crafted

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

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