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Walnut and Alder Men's Valet Box Made With Bandsaw/Miter Saw, Hidden Drawer, Tray And False Bottom.

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Project by Blackie_ posted 11-10-2012 03:38 PM 12893 views 3 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Once again I combined bandsaw box made from Alder with traditional mitered corners cut from my miter saw from Walnut and warped the bandsaw box creating a hybrid box. With Andy’s and Big Al’s help and advise I was able to create a wood grain flow on this box along with a way of a key for opening the top false door eliminating the small wooden key, It has a small pull out tray, a hidden drawer and a false door to a hidden compartment on top, I added a new design to my boxes and removed the wooden key in my previous boxes and have optioned the tray as the key to opening the false door located on top by way of magnets imbedded inside both the bottom of the tray and the bottom of the false door. Measurements are 10 1/2” L x 5 1/4” H x 6” D

Thanks for looking and always look forward to reading comments :)

-- 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 11-10-2012 03:49 PM

Always beautiful and creative. Great work.

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

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#2 posted 11-10-2012 04:27 PM

Nice job keep up the good work..

-- Tim, Missouri ....Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what the heck happened

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Jamie Speirs

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#3 posted 11-10-2012 05:00 PM

Randy that is one nice box

I do like your wrapped box design

I think I would like one beside my bed

I may have a try sometime

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

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#4 posted 11-10-2012 06:13 PM

This looks beautiful, Randy. I love the finish on it too. Great 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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DocSavage45

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#5 posted 11-10-2012 07:12 PM

Evolving!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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Hawaiilad

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#6 posted 11-10-2012 08:27 PM

Another very nice box Randy.

-- Larry in Hawaii,

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FloridaArt

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#7 posted 11-10-2012 09:05 PM

Very nice and functional too!

-- Art | Bradenton, Florida

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#8 posted 11-10-2012 09:31 PM

Nice one , Randy!!............Jim

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

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Boxguy

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#9 posted 11-11-2012 06:31 AM

Randy, thanks so much for the tip of the hat. I think your work is evolving wonderfully. I like your wood choice. I cut my lengths more exactly and undercut the length cuts with 45s so the grain matches perfectly on three corners. I have been thinking that some large corner splines could cut into the block of wood underneath and would tie everything together. This is a beautiful design. Thanks for sharing your creative journey with us. Keep boxing and keep posting.

-- Big Al in IN

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gfadvm

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#10 posted 11-11-2012 04:04 PM

Another great “Randy Valet”. I like the new innovations.

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

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Donna Menke

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#11 posted 11-11-2012 08:50 PM

Super, Randy. Like the ‘key’ innovation better than the last ones. This is a really well hidden hidden chamber.

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

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Roger

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#12 posted 11-12-2012 02:23 PM

Very nice, as all of your valet’s are

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. Kentuk55@yahoo.com

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Surfside

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#13 posted 11-12-2012 04:55 PM

Very creative band saw box! What’s the TPI of your blade?

-- "someone has to be wounded for others to be saved, someone has to sacrifice for others to feel happiness, someone has to die so others could live"

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Blackie_

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#14 posted 11-12-2012 06:07 PM

Thanks Surfside, Bandsaw Blade is a 3/16 14 TPI with the Carter stabilizer, I get them from a local vendor, he makes some good blades at a very…. low cost.

-- 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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Surfside

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#15 posted 11-13-2012 02:45 PM

Whoa .That sounds great! How long have you been making band saw boxes?

-- "someone has to be wounded for others to be saved, someone has to sacrifice for others to feel happiness, someone has to die so others could live"

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