Mans Valet

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Project by jumbojack posted 03-05-2013 01:32 AM 1659 views 3 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I saw a box similar to this in an advertisement around Christmas time. I cut it out and taped it to the door of my shop. Saturday after work, I resawed the last of some Beech, and a scrap of Sapele. I jointed the Beech for the bottom and the Sapele for the sides, dividers. I also had to joint the Sapele for the lid. Its function is to provide a place to dump out your pockets. Change, keys, wallet etc. The ad wanted $42 for this simple little box.
My total cost…....scrap.

-- Made in America, with American made tools....Shopsmith

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#1 posted 03-05-2013 01:34 AM

Nice looking piece.

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

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#2 posted 03-05-2013 01:54 AM

Well done – and you saved $42 to boot.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#3 posted 03-05-2013 04:16 AM

Many people out there (beyond LumberJock Land) don’t have the ability to save themselves money by making their own special items. Doesn’t it feel great to be a creative LumberJock?!

-- Elaine in Duncan

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#4 posted 03-05-2013 06:24 AM

I like that well enough to copy … if you don’t mind!

You may be creative, I’m not in this case!

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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#5 posted 03-05-2013 12:07 PM

Looks very good. I like the way you incorporated the handle in that center piece o wood also.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#6 posted 03-05-2013 10:34 PM

oldnovice; with blessings

-- Made in America, with American made tools....Shopsmith

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#7 posted 03-06-2013 02:50 PM

Very nice Jack! Something like this might be just the thing for me and my youngest to build together. We will also be using the ol’ Shopsmith!

-- Sam S. - Hebron, KY

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#8 posted 03-07-2013 03:59 PM

Handsome valet box! Like the design specially the handle. Has clean lines and looks well made.

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#9 posted 03-07-2013 05:30 PM

You did a good job on this. It’s also very practical and will be used everyday.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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