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Live Edge On Top Of Live Edge - Mens Valet Box

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Project by Blackie_ posted 06-18-2017 11:57 PM 2282 views 3 times favorited 22 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I don’t know if I had already mentioned it but I just had Orthoscopic knee surgery done last month so it kept me out of the shop off of my feet and on my butt. I’m still recovering but am able to spend short periods on my feet in the shop.

Men’s Valet Box

I hadn’t done any live edge in a while so it started out with the lid and while making the hinges they came to me why not make those Live Edge as well.

They woods I used in this box are Alder, Chinaberry, Mesquite and Nogal

The box starts out as a bandsaw box which houses the drawers and a hidden compartment, I then wrapped it with miter joint chinaberry and used live edge Chinaberry for the lid, I like to call it my hybrid.

The large drawer on the left has a hidden drawer that is held in place by a magnet, under the lid there’s a large lift out tray that sits on top of a false bottom door that hides a large Hidden compartment The small coin tray has magnets in it that are used to lift the false bottom door with.

I use a 3/4” hole saw to cut round feet that I glue onto the bottom of the box once they are glued on I then place the box on my large sanding table to level the box with.

The live edge hinges are made from mesquite, are used Peruvian walnut for the dowles also used for the pulls and splines. The launch drilled top center of the back wall is for the phone charging cord to pass through with live fully closed .

It measures 13” x 9 1/2” x 8” and is finished in a single coat of Tung oil and three coats of wipe on poly.

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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tyvekboy

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#1 posted 06-19-2017 12:06 AM

Nice box. The only thing I would change would be to turn one of the hinges around so the live edges were either on the inside or outside of the hinge. Other than that it looks great.

-- Tyvekboy -- Marietta, GA ………….. one can never be too organized

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DocSavage45

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#2 posted 06-19-2017 12:13 AM

Randy,

Good to see you pushing the limits on your boxes. Don’t push the limits of your knees. Get a shop stool. I have one that’s almost as high as I am standing. LOL!

Helps the cartilage in my knees.

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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Jim Jakosh

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#3 posted 06-19-2017 12:14 AM

Nice work Randy. That live edges makes it real neat!!

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

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Blackie_

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#4 posted 06-19-2017 12:17 AM

Thanks thekboy Actually that is what I had intended to do but I cut the wrong end of one of hinges and thus I had no choice but to mount them the way I did.

-- 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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Blackie_

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#5 posted 06-19-2017 12:18 AM

Thanks Tom, already ahead have a stool. :)

Thanks Jim.

-- 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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robscastle

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#6 posted 06-19-2017 01:20 AM

Nice work Blackie, I am still studying the pictures …..exotic timbers ….magnificent crafts manship and some greenbacks left over after it was finished and then … all on one leg ..to Boot …pun!!

-- Regards Robert

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woodshaver Tony C

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#7 posted 06-19-2017 02:44 AM

Really nice Valet Box Randy! I know it took plenty of moves to turn out a top notch project as nice as this. Some day I’ll try making those nice hinges when I have time.

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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Boxguy

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#8 posted 06-19-2017 08:33 AM

Blackie, your really have perfected this form. I like the look of the woods you chose. The liners look crisp and neat too. Hope your knee knits well. Aren’t we lucky that they can fix us and are making new parts for old farts? I had open heart surgery a couple of weeks ago, but can already be back in the shop with some limitations on lifting.

-- Big Al in IN

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Blackie_

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#9 posted 06-19-2017 10:26 AM

Thanks Rob, it’s called “having a hitch in your get-along” :) Those green backs are heading to the bank today. :)

Thanks Tony, if ever you need help on the hinges I’m glad to help.

Alan, thanks! I am so glad I got away from the flocking, these felt liners are so much better aside they last longer, flocking over time has a tendency to lose it’s effectiveness. I go back in to see my orthopedic on the 27th for a follow-up, my knee is riddled with bad arthritis and I’m already bone-on-bone, possible full knee replacement needed.

-- 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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robscastle

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#10 posted 06-19-2017 10:34 AM

Your chit chat between Al prompted me to mention stiffened felt its available in caft shops.
You may be able to do it with nornal felt simply using a hot irom and damp cloth I know it works for ARMY Slouch Hats,...... you can get them so straight and stiff even Odd Job would be impressed!

-- Regards Robert

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Blackie_

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#11 posted 06-19-2017 11:06 AM

Thanks Rob, I’ll check into that, I do know they make it 8” x 12” sheets with peel back stick on them only with those sizes in my case, I am only limited in using one sheet per drawer most of the time, not cost effective in my case as it would take up to three or more in one application.

With using the cardboard backing, it gives the felt a soft cushion effect which I like.

-- 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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helluvawreck

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#12 posted 06-19-2017 11:45 AM

This is a beautiful valet box. I like design and it has lots of nice details and craftsmanship.

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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GR8HUNTER

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#13 posted 06-19-2017 01:46 PM

SUKS getting older …a very nice box you made …love all compartments …and hinges …get well soon I love seeing your work ….GREAT JOB :<))
GRATZ TOP 3

-- Tony Reinholds,Pa. REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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bobasaurus

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#14 posted 06-19-2017 04:51 PM

That’s a well-made valet. I love all the compartments/drawers.

-- Allen, Colorado (Instagram @bobasaurus_woodworking)

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wncguy

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#15 posted 06-20-2017 12:19 AM

Randy – another absolute gem…
Hope your recovery is quick & lasting.

-- Any man can be a father, but it takes someone special to be a Dad

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