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Walnut and Bocote hidden compartment valet box (Blackie inspired)

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Project by Randy M. posted 09-13-2018 01:45 AM 958 views 3 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have been wanting to attemp this design for sometime but was little taken back until seeing Aj1104 post http://lumberjocks.com/projects/274786 which helped with some steps. Along with some of Randy (Blackie) post I found after I had started which also shed light on my weaknesses.
http://lumberjocks.com/Blackie_/blog/99522

The box is made of walnut and Bocote shell with inside made of pine and cherry wood with zebra wood splines. It was finished with Arm R Seal and a Little wax oh yes the top lid was a piece of Ambrosia maple which I had tinted the camera doesn’t really do it justice but I tried. (Popping the grain)

The overall dimensions are 10” H x 8.5” D x 13” W the top has two hidden compartments under the top trays one is accessed with the hidden change holder using magnets , the remaining hidden compartment is behind the left drawer when pulled out. Box was little taller than had plannned but wanted to have a lid and small bottom on finished project. I will eventually line the drawers and upper tray with some felt once I decide on a color but like the wood showing for now.

This may go to an old friend and may make another for myself once I learn from the real author of the VALET BOX so I can get my mistakes minimized ,,,,

-- Do it with your heart in it.........





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Randy M.

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#1 posted 09-13-2018 01:56 AM

Some of assembly

Have few more which can post from other once I download

-- Do it with your heart in it.........

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majuvla

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#2 posted 09-13-2018 08:41 AM

BEAUTIFUL BOX MADE WITH BEAUTIFUL WOOD. NOT TO MENTION INTERIOR DESIGN AND FINISH.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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recycle1943

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#3 posted 09-13-2018 11:32 AM

outstanding – I like everything about it

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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#4 posted 09-13-2018 01:31 PM

WOW love it!!!

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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#5 posted 09-13-2018 06:47 PM

Great box!

-- Petey

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#6 posted 09-14-2018 01:36 AM

Thanks for the nice comments will keep trying

-- Do it with your heart in it.........

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#7 posted 09-14-2018 02:18 AM

Inspirational! Keep doing the good work Randy.

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#8 posted 09-14-2018 11:26 AM

WOW..Great quality of wood and work. I know you put many hours and days making this.

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