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Project by Dan Hux posted 204 days ago 966 views 2 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Walnut and Maple dresser valet I made as a Christmas present. The is the second box I’ve made, so it has a few flaws. The small feet are walnut, the box is maple, the splines are walnut, the lid is walnut and maple, the handle is a small piece of walnut I picked up off the floor. The spline jig is something I thought up to mount in my cross-cut sled. I made a few mods to the sled so spline jig wouldn’t move around. The finish is gloss poly, sanded down with wet/dry 600 grit paper. I used a shooting board and donkey’s ear to tune the miters.

-- Dan Hux,,,,Raleigh, NC http://whitdaniel.com





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gfadvm

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#1 posted 204 days ago

Very nice. Particularly like the wood contrast, different sized splines, and the contrasting feet.

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

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steve_in_ohio

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#2 posted 204 days ago

love the box, looks great, the increasing size of the splines make a very nice touch

-- steve, simple and effective woodworking---

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NormG

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#3 posted 204 days ago

Nicely done project

-- Norman

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Boxguy

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#4 posted 204 days ago

Dan, nice work. You get extra credit for style points: contrasting feet, varied spline size, shaped edged on lid, nice wood contrasts, dividers on the inside, and 5 part top. I like that you including the jig you made and did not dwelling on the mistakes you made.

I am sure this gift will be appreciated. Keep boxing and keep posting.

-- Big Al in IN

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aussiedave

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#5 posted 204 days ago

Very nice box Dan, you did a great job…thanks for sharing.

-- Dave.......Keep calm and make more sawdust....

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Mean_Dean

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#6 posted 203 days ago

Very nice looking box! I’ve always love the combination of walnut and maple, and your’s is a great example of that!

-- Dean

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Ross

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#7 posted 203 days ago

Beautiful work Dan.

-- "Man Plans and God Laughs"

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al_z

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#8 posted 198 days ago

Wonderful lines on box!

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