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Mens Valet bandsaw Tray, Spalted hackberry and Alder (Dads Birthday gift)

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Project by Blackie_ posted 654 days ago 1845 views 1 time favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

After my dad seeing my latest two valet boxes he requested this one without drawers just a tray for his up coming 80th birthday to drop things in, this three tray design, I made out of Spalted hackberry and Alder, it measures 12” x 2” x 6” the two outer trays are 1/2” deeper then the center tray.

-- 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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Ken90712

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#1 posted 654 days ago

Very nice job and some great looking wood as well.

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

#2 posted 654 days ago

Very cool and great wood.

-- http://www.landwoodworks.com (L an D Woodworks)

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Donna Menke

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#3 posted 654 days ago

Nice, Blackie, very nice indeed. If it were high enough you could put a shallow drawer under the center tray and make it a hidden one- openable from the back and hidden from the front.

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

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Boxguy

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#4 posted 654 days ago

Randy, I am a fan of your work and this is another great concept. The form and shape are great. Your father will be happy with this. I don’t know what wood you had on hand, but it would have been nice to carry the alder all the way to the end, the spliced look on the end view using highly figured wood is a bit jarring. What do you use to sand out the rounded inside shapes? Thanks for sharing this with us.

-- Big Al in IN

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Blackie_

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#5 posted 654 days ago

Big Al I took a tour through your boxes and I must say an alsome job on your boxes too I might add, I noticed that all of your boxes are joined at the corner by dovetail, spline or ohter means leaving no splice mark. I need to start peering into making boxes with your design, the ole saying “thinking outside of the box” LOL A bandsaw box is tipicaly cutting off a slice from the back of a block of wood then cutting on the cavities gluing back back on to create the box, only I’m changing it up a bit and sliceing off both front and back then cutting out the patteren I have drawn on the wood so with bandsaw boxes there’s no getting out of the seems or spliced look as when you glue the front and back back on to create the box it leaves the splice.

Once I have the front and back cut I then cut out the trays and the bandsaw cut makes the rounded inside, once that’s done before gluing front and back back on I take it over to the spindle sander starting with 80, 240 then hand sanding up to 600 then I glue the front and back on to create the tray.

-- 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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#6 posted 654 days ago

Going back and re looking at it I think I see what you might be talking about Big Al, are you referring the the cross grain meeting up with the end grain apposed to running the alder to the end and not having any differences in grain pattern? The only problem with that is I’d have a seem showing where the two alder boards were glued togehter and also not sure what the end grain of that alder would of looked like after sanding.

-- 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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#7 posted 654 days ago

You are really onto something with this design. I like the contrast between the 2 wood types. Loved Donna’s idea for a skinny secret drawer to keep stuff hidden. Keep up the good work.

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

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jaykaypur

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#8 posted 654 days ago

Very nice design and build. Love the woods used. Great job.

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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IndianJoe

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#9 posted 654 days ago

Nice work

-- Nimkee** Joe

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Roger

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#10 posted 653 days ago

Very slick. That Hackberry is really kool with the Alder combo

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

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Rick

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#11 posted 651 days ago

Very Nice Project! Thanks for Posting!

Rick

-- The Difference Between A BEER And Your OPINION Is, I Asked For The BEER!

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