a friends valet box

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Project by grizzman posted 1206 days ago 1546 views 0 times favorited 22 comments Add to Favorites Watch

this is a project that i was commissioned to make for a friends son and had a wonderful time doing this, its man valet box with one drawer. the wood used to make this are walnut, red cedar, curly maple and some very old poplar for the drawer bottoms, i used a elk antler nub for the drawer pull, as for the top handle piece, i cut into the top with my datto blade cranked at an angle and then finished it straight up and down, i glued in the curly maple and then cut into it with the table saw blade , i then glued in the walnut handle. i wanted it too look different and draw the eye more to it..i put three coats of tung oil in this and sanded it down to 600 grit..the handles on the side are from a heart pine fence post..all of the bottoms are set in a 3 /8 datto, and the top is a full width of walnut and has sap wood on both sides, i then glued a strip of red cedar onto that…i like how this turned out and hope my friends son will like it also..thank you for looking…grizzman

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#1 posted 1206 days ago

This box is You. I love the way you make boxes…

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#2 posted 1206 days ago

another of your well done
and interesting mixed designs



you can’t beat that

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#3 posted 1206 days ago

Great job, Grizz

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#4 posted 1206 days ago

way cool

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#5 posted 1206 days ago

Very very nice, love the wood.

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Greg..the Cajun Box Sculptor

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#6 posted 1206 days ago

Really nice

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#7 posted 1206 days ago

Like the woods too! The handle is cool and is that your new stamp of approval on the back? Nice Grizzzzzzz

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#8 posted 1206 days ago

Another Grizzman special!
I agree with everyone … the wood and handle are very impressive.

-- "Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good." Voltaire

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#9 posted 1206 days ago

Real nice work, some great looking wood as well.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#10 posted 1206 days ago

Grizz, you seem to be in everything these days.
Another fine Grizz project, well done

-- Roger-R, Republic of Texas. "Always look on the Bright Side of Life" - An eyeball to eyeball confrontation with a blind person is as complete waste of Time.

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#11 posted 1206 days ago

Nice looking box, Grizzman.

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#12 posted 1206 days ago

I likes it! very nice box with it’s own uniqueness

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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Jim Bertelson

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#13 posted 1206 days ago

That is a colorful box….....truly unique. Nobody will miss that in a room full of furniture.

-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska

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#14 posted 1206 days ago

Beautiful job, Grizz.

They’re going to be bowled over … by … a box ;-)

-- -- Neil

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#15 posted 1205 days ago

Another beauty Grizz. Nice touch with the antler! Nicely done.

-- On the eighth day God was back in His woodworking shop! Lenny, East Providence, RI

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