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Mens Valet Bandsaw box, Oak, Maple, Walnut

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Project by Blackie_ posted 06-29-2012 12:14 PM 3361 views 12 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was my first actual attemp at a bandsaw valet box, in order to hide edge and end grain of the red oak, I laminated walnut and Brown Maple to the outer surfaces, the drawer fronts are brown maple with walnut drawer pulls, it is finished with General Finishes Arm-R-Seal Gloss.

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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GMman

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#1 posted 06-29-2012 12:17 PM

Looks very good for your 1st, I guess we learn as we go lol, great finish.
Thanks for posting

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#2 posted 06-29-2012 12:19 PM

Awesome! :)

Sheial

-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs (http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com) Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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FloridaArt

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#3 posted 06-29-2012 12:20 PM

A new twist on a band saw box! I like it. I need one of these too! :-)

-- Art | Bradenton, Florida

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Roger

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#4 posted 06-29-2012 12:43 PM

This would look good on any dresser. Like the wood combos, and design.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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Donna Menke

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#5 posted 06-29-2012 12:43 PM

Two compartments are an even better idea for the top. Three would work too. Look at how helpful I am- sheesh, I should be making sawdust too. Instead, I’m picking tomatoes. Life can be so unfair. Sigh.

-- "So much wood. . .so little time!" www.woodworks-by-donna.com

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workerinwood

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#6 posted 06-29-2012 12:52 PM

Very nice, great job!!

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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Blackie_

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#7 posted 06-29-2012 12:56 PM

Donna as long as you are doing something / anything that you love doing then it’s OK :) my yard is small hence big a** building sitting in the middle of my back yard and I have no garden so that gives me time to do what I love, :) I seem to be getting better and stream lining also as I’m now producing 3 boxes and up to 4 boxes a week.

Yep I’m not done yet, going to start throwing a hinged / pull off lid or two on these too, making different varieties :)

And yes you are more helpful then you know :) Thanks you’re a sweety

-- 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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#8 posted 06-29-2012 01:11 PM

Measuresment on this one are 11 1/4” W x 3” H x 5 3/4” D as for as depth goes I could make them prob up to 6-1/2 maybe 7 inches depending on the wood and also by laminating outter skirts of wood from a resaw to add thickness such as I did on this box and also hidding the outter edges of the inter box.

For example if I have boards laminated together to make one whole block such as above then I’d have the edge grain to deal with, end grain I’m not to worried about but by laminated a 1/4” or thicker piece to the edge grain it would resolve that issue. I would cut the inter box out first then the front plate I’d then draw where the drawer fronts are going and cut them out off of the box then laminate it onto the face of the box same with the back piece only I’d have to holes to cut from it just glue it on the back.

-- 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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mmh

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#9 posted 06-29-2012 08:00 PM

Very handsome! I like the wood combination too.

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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Boxguy

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#10 posted 06-30-2012 12:05 AM

Blackie,

This is a really nice design. I like the modern feel of the top and front. Combining that with a more traditional box is a slick idea. This box would function well as an “in and out” box near the door. Men could put the things from their pockets into it and then refill their pockets as they left the house again. High marks on function and design!

Have you considered 45ing your corners and rounding them with a 3/4 bit to match the rounded nature of the top trays? Did you use any guides for the drawers?

Keep boxing and keep posting.

-- Big Al in IN

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Blackie_

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#11 posted 06-30-2012 12:55 AM

Big Al I hope I understand what you are saying about 45ing the corners, are you saying rounding them more so as to match the devider in the top tray?

The drawers just slid in and out of the cavities, no guides other then small runners on the bottom to assist in centering them in the cavity.

-- 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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gfadvm

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#12 posted 06-30-2012 01:42 AM

I REALLY like this one. Great idea to laminate contrasting woods on the outside. Did you bandsaw the openings for the drawers in the walnut. I might rough them out with a jigsaw and then use a flush trim router bit for a perfect fit and to save some sanding. Just thinking here.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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Blackie_

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#13 posted 06-30-2012 02:18 AM

Yes that’s correct Andy, I then glued it back on and used a dremel to flush it up.

-- 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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SergeantSawDust

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#14 posted 06-30-2012 09:15 PM

Awesomeness!

-- Woodworking for the hobbyist woodworker. http://sergeantsawdust.com

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TonyWard

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#15 posted 07-01-2012 08:49 AM

Blackie

Well done, artistic and yet masculine & importantly functional – what more could a bloke ask for?

Your technical skills are “very high” well done !

-- Bandsawn Box Plans available at ~ http://www.tonyward.org

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