Men's Valet Box, frontal drawers and hidden compartments.

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Project by Blackie_ posted 08-09-2013 11:22 PM 2470 views 6 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Men’s Valet Box, frontal drawers and hidden compartments.

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Jim Jakosh

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#1 posted 08-09-2013 11:40 PM

Real nice one, Randy!!!..........Cheers, Jim

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

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#2 posted 08-09-2013 11:47 PM

Blackie, this is a very intricate design. I like all of the features you have designed into this form: drawers, pulls, trays, hidden compartments, divided areas. This is the whole package for a box all in one item. It should sell well and represents lots of combined skills on your part. Nice work, nice finish, nice wood, nice design, nice photos, nice write-up…this is all together too nice. Keep boxing and keep posting.

-- Big Al in IN

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#3 posted 08-10-2013 12:08 AM

Blackie, I have 5 or 6 of those tree’s standing dead here.

When my hip quits giving me fits I’ll cut them down and slice them up. I hope they come out as useful as what you have!

-- Improvise.... Adapt...... Overcome!

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#4 posted 08-10-2013 12:31 AM

That is a nice valet and some beautifully grained wood. But I have never heard of cedar elm???

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

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#5 posted 08-10-2013 12:46 AM


Excellent crafting, and design. You are moving forward along the creative path!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#6 posted 08-10-2013 01:08 AM

What a really awesome design with some very unique and fantastic looking wood.
Your hybird designs are might fancy…

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#7 posted 08-10-2013 01:12 AM

MAGNIFICANT! Fit and function top of the line, design, truly unique. Craftsmanship absolutelu superb. You get an AAA for this class.

-- Russell Pitner Hixson, TN 37343

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#8 posted 08-10-2013 01:52 AM

A really beautiful box….well thought out, well designed, a combination of a bandsaw box look with conventional box building/joinery… An awesome job well executed. The TCE wood is really beautiful.

-- Dave.......If at first you don’t succeed redefine success....

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#9 posted 08-10-2013 01:59 AM

Randy, love the grain on that wood – you really made it pop.
Andy, recall this thread regarding cedar elm. :-)

-- Randy -- Austin, TX by way of Northwest (Woodville), OH

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#10 posted 08-10-2013 02:04 AM

Thanks Jim

Thanks Big Al actually it’s going to it’s first day view at a show tomorrow. :)

Dallas Very nice to work with.

Andy it gets it’s name cedar Elm due to it growing in and around Juniper and it’s also lime stone and drought hardy, it’s region is mostly Texas and I believe northern Louisiana up into southern Arkansas but not prominent in OK.

Thanks Thomas and Russell

Thanks Greg looking at the wiki for the cedar elm you should be able to find it there in Louisiana, northern part.

-- Randy - If I'm not on LJ's then I'm making Saw Dust. Please feel free to visit my store location at

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woodshaver Tony C

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#11 posted 08-10-2013 02:27 AM

Another fine looking well executed box Randy! Good looking grain also! Good luck at the show!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#12 posted 08-10-2013 03:00 AM

Nice design, I need one of these, added to favourites!!

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#13 posted 08-10-2013 04:39 AM

Nice job!

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

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#14 posted 08-10-2013 09:07 AM

That’s a Great looking box…having fun are you

-- Larry in Hawaii,

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#15 posted 08-10-2013 12:42 PM

Super Job. Like the grain and the finished color.

-- Dick F,Burg Iowa

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