walnut valet

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Project by webwood posted 01-15-2011 03:45 AM 1748 views 6 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

hey gang – this design features peruvian walnt , with curly maple and purple heart accents . the joinery is incra double dovetail , consisting of a single joint for each side . tray is through doves and all tops and bottoms are rabbeted in . hinged with woodcraft economy quadrants . sanding was light and finish was 10 coats of blo as we wanted to maintain the rustic warmth of the walnut – thanks for looking

-- -erik & christy-

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#1 posted 01-15-2011 03:48 AM


-- Jeff - I have not failed. I've just found 10,002 ways that won't work.

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#2 posted 01-15-2011 03:55 AM

Very Nice. My daughter wants me to make three valets. They won’t be this fancy but you have given me a couple ideas. Thanks for sharing.

-- John, Colorado's (Wooden Wizard)

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#3 posted 01-15-2011 03:57 AM

what a beauty

well done !

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#4 posted 01-15-2011 04:15 AM

Absolutely fantastic!

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#5 posted 01-15-2011 04:21 AM

great work, the dovetail joinery is very unique. The walnut is amazing also. ;)

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop,

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#6 posted 01-15-2011 04:39 AM

Great design and use of woods.

-- Karen - a little bit of stupid goes a long way

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#7 posted 01-15-2011 06:47 AM

I like everything about this project – the wood, design, joinery, finish – It’s a winner!

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#8 posted 01-15-2011 08:34 AM

Really love the use of colors and the way they accent the design and you craftsmanship is top notch
Great valet, awesome work

-- Scott "Some days you are the big dog, some days you are the fire hydrant"

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#9 posted 01-15-2011 10:05 AM

My Oh My!! Marvelous!!

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#10 posted 01-15-2011 01:57 PM

Much to admire in this box. Obviously a lot of planning, and it shows.

-- "Everybody makes mistakes. A craftsman always fixes them." (Monty Kennedy, "The Checkering and Carving of Gunstocks", 1952)

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#11 posted 01-15-2011 03:26 PM

Good use of just one joint a side, it gives it a nice clean look. Great choice of woods also…that walnut looks so rich…makes you want to pick this up. Thanks for sharing.

-- Jeff , Illinois Please...can I stay in the basement a little longer, please!

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#12 posted 01-15-2011 03:29 PM

thanks for all the great comments – we had to move the shop into my house for $$$ reasons and i now spend alot of time “playing” with new ideas rather than do my work and go home – kinda nice!

-- -erik & christy-

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#13 posted 01-15-2011 11:26 PM

Classy and interesting to look at. Nice.

-- Art | Bradenton, Florida

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#14 posted 01-16-2011 07:09 PM

Joinery is cool & l really like the rustic look.

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#15 posted 02-01-2011 03:49 AM

Very nice box, sharp design with exquisite craftsmanship, very artistic, thanks for sharing

-- It's Mic Keep working and sharing

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