|Project by Blackie_||posted 02-07-2013 06:50 PM||4036 views||4 times favorited||23 comments|
Pictured: Men’s Valet Box, this box is a replica of my previous box that a customer wanted customized to her tailoring, I like it so much I built another only this box is altered larger by a bit, it is very large box with plenty of storage, great for the man that has a lot of stuff, this box is a combination of a bandsaw box and a mitered corner box, the inner core is Alder and is wrapped with Walnut the outer corner leg trim is Padauk, it offers three very large drawers, a hidden drawer, a very large secret compartment with a false bottom door on top and two pull out trays with one of the trays being the secret to opening the false bottom door on top and the other revealing more storage under it once pulled out, the upper hidden compartment measuring at 6” long x 6 1/2” wide x 2 3/4” deep and will conceal all pocket and most compact sized hand guns. The top left drawer houses the hidden drawer and measures 7” long x 4 1/2” wide x 2 3/4” deep the hidden drawer measures 6” long x 3 1/2” wide x 1” deep, the bottom left drawer houses the small tray for opening the top with and measures 7” long x 4 1/2” wide x 2 1/2” deep, the small tray 3 3/4” long x 3” wide x 2” deep and the final large bottom right drawer which also houses the large lift out tray with more storage under it measures 7” long x 6” wide x 2 1/2” deep and the tray measuring 6” long x 5 1/4” wide x 1 1/4” deep.
Finishing: First coat I finished it with one coat of tung oil, (dried) second, third and forth coat were wipe on poly and the final coat was Minwax paste wax.
Story: This box has a story (see full story) behind it, once it was complete, I butchered the hell out of it as it was my very first ginny pig for receiving mitered corner splines, I had just built my very first spline jig and thought this box would be a great candidate, well it didn’t go so well and after it was all said and done, once the butchering was done my stomach dropped I also thought it was done and would become land fill, I almost scrapped it, but by setting it down and walking away from it I thought long and hard and came up with the solution as you see in the photos above, the Padauk on the corners is actually hiding the many failed attempts on the spline cuts.
Thanks so much for looking and comments are always enjoyed.
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