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Project by ryno101 posted 564 days ago 2523 views 33 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was a fun little project. Curly Makore and cherry.

A place for me to dump keys, wallet, cell phone, cuff links, watches, etc at the end of the day, so I’m not searching all over the house for them.

This is the first project I’ve built without drawing it all out in advance, like a thought puzzle!

Comments/suggestions welcome!

-- Ryno





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CL810

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#1 posted 563 days ago

Very nice! I like everything about this: wood choice, dovetails, design…

-- "It's amazing how much can go wrong when you think you know what you're doing."

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Ken90712

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#2 posted 563 days ago

This came out really nice. Interesting design. Should serve you well.

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

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rdwile

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#3 posted 563 days ago

I really like this design, have been contemplating something like this for a while, the drawers complete it for me!!

Great work.

-- Richard D. Wile, http://richard-wile.blogspot.ca/

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ryno101

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#4 posted 563 days ago

Thanks all…

Honestly, the hardest part of this for me was turning the knobs… Getting one perfect shaker style knob that’s less than 3/4” in diameter was hard enough, never mind turning two perfect knobs that match!

-- Ryno

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Jamie Speirs

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#5 posted 563 days ago

Very nice and practical
What size is it?
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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a1Jim

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#6 posted 563 days ago

Beautiful box looks great and very useful.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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ryno101

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#7 posted 563 days ago

Jamie, size is roughly 14”x10”x4 1/2”.

And yes, very useful to have! I’ll probably make another one. I mistakenly cut the first dovetails aligned with the wrong edge of the drawer front. To fix it, I had to flip them upside down and make the left the right. the little cherry strip ended up on the bottom and the single board for the front ended up mismatched. If you don’t know, it looks fine, but of course I DO know, and… Well, you’re woodworkers, so you understand!

-- Ryno

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Gene Howe

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#8 posted 563 days ago

Unique and, as Jim says, very useful.
Me like it!

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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Fishinbo

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#9 posted 563 days ago

Great way to organize things with a beautiful, hand made and well designed valet box. Great job!

—www.sawblade.com

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HillbillyShooter

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#10 posted 563 days ago

Very nicely done.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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BenR

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#11 posted 563 days ago

Very nice design. Woods look great together. Love it.

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Bill_N

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#12 posted 563 days ago

This is very nice and well done

-- I have the Saw Dust Fever

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Boxguy

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#13 posted 563 days ago

Ryno, congratulations on a well earned “Top 3.” This is a great design, and a very useful and attractive build. What I like best is the variety and types of spaces available. You have easy access to the hidden space under the top. Open space for drop-in items and drawers for longer term storage…in short it has everything in a small footprint. The post and beam construction uses material sparingly and well. This men’s valet or In-And-Out Box does everything and has everything. Thanks for sharing it with us. Keep boxing and keep posting.

-- Big Al in IN

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Dez

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#14 posted 563 days ago

Nice! Another idea for my “things to make” list! Thanks for sharing.

-- Folly ever comes cloaked in opportunity!

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gfadvm

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#15 posted 563 days ago

VERY classy dresser valet of some beautiful woods. Your joinery is big time impressive.

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

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