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Men's Spalted Ash Valet Box, mitered & Bandsaw with Hidden Drawer & False Bottom

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Project by Blackie_ posted 09-21-2012 01:16 AM 7360 views 7 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I handcrafted this men’s valet box from spalted ash, wrapped around alder, the ash, was still in log form when I picked it up from curb side waiting for land fill then I stuck in my spalting pile for around a year. This valet box has both traditional mitered corners wrapped around a bandsaw box (alder) which creates a new hybrid of a box, it has two large drawers with one hidden drawer and a false bottom or hidden compartment on top which is opened way by way of a wooden key using rare earth magnets. It measures 10 1/2” x 5” x 6”

Thanks for viewing and comments are always enjoyed reading.

-- 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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Monte Pittman

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#1 posted 09-21-2012 01:18 AM

You’re still untouchable on these. Great job.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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woodshaver

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#2 posted 09-21-2012 01:26 AM

Very nice Blackie! I always enjoy the boxes you make. I like the key!

-- Tony C St Augustine FL, My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#3 posted 09-21-2012 09:44 AM

Really nice valet box! You did a wonderful job! :)

Sheila

-- 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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hunter71

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#4 posted 09-21-2012 11:00 AM

looks great Blackie, with all my stuff on my dresser I would need 2.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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Roger

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#5 posted 09-21-2012 12:17 PM

I likes it. I also like the handle for taking the lid off. Very nice

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

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Grumpymike

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#6 posted 09-21-2012 03:26 PM

I really like your concept and execution.

OK, so there is a washer on the inside of the lid and the “key” has the magnet??
Or do you slide a pin with the “key”

-- Grumpy old guy, and lookin' good Doin' it. ... Surprise Az.

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Jamie Speirs

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#7 posted 09-21-2012 04:32 PM

Randy another great box

Your on a roll

jamie

-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

#8 posted 09-21-2012 05:36 PM

You come up with some really cool boxes.

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

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Jim Jakosh

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#9 posted 09-21-2012 06:29 PM

Nice valet. I love that wood!!..............Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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Hawaiilad

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#10 posted 09-21-2012 07:07 PM

Randy, you made another lovely box. Having fun with these aren’t you..

-- Larry in sunny and warm Hawaii,

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gfadvm

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#11 posted 09-22-2012 01:17 AM

Another winner! I like the hybrid design. Not sure I can cut corners that square with the bandsaw. The secret drawers and compartments are a nice touch.

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

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Blackie_

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#12 posted 09-22-2012 01:26 AM

Andy, I use my dewalt miter saw for the miter corners, it’s not entirely all bandsaw. :)

-- 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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#13 posted 09-22-2012 03:06 AM

Randy, I was talking about the corners of the bandsaw box which has to fit perfectly inside the mitered corners of the outer box. Or do I have the entire design confused in my feeble mind? My miter saw sucks so bad that I would be better off cutting my miters with a hatchet! I cut all mine on the TS.

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

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TonyWard

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#14 posted 09-22-2012 06:23 AM

Randy

Well done. You could do away with the glued handles and rely solely upon the magnetic connection?

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

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TonyWard

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#15 posted 09-22-2012 06:25 AM

Randy

Well done. You could do away with the glued handles and rely solely upon the magnetic connection?

(duplicated by error)

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

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