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Project by Roger posted 01-05-2014 09:58 PM 3129 views 18 times favorited 44 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These 2013 Christmas gifts will be on their way to their receivers real soon. OK, yup, this Santa is waaaaay late… (still workin on a few things I don’t wanna post till they’re finished). Musta spent too much time in the hammock… Anyhoo, these are made from some left-over cut-offs and some scraps. Oak and Walnut combinations. Also used 22 brass for the little door pulls, Walnut trim and splines. Their size is about 12×7x1 1/2”. Could have made them just a bit bigger, but, they’ll work out ok. The 2 with the Louisville Cardinals head are for my son and grandson. Cut the heads out of some coasters, then epoxied them onto the Walnut. Thnx for the looks and of coarse, comments, good/bad/ugly are all appreciated. I actually made 6 of these, but the other 2 have already been delivered.

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

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#1 posted 01-05-2014 10:01 PM

Very useful and good looking to boot…

-- Don't drink and use power tools @

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#2 posted 01-05-2014 10:03 PM

very good looking bits of awesomeness right there!

-- Tree, wood, and box lover from Pennsylvania

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#3 posted 01-05-2014 10:30 PM

Good work Roger, ‘specially like the non conventional door pulls. How did you execute the hinges, with dowels or with the walnut door pared down?

-- Greg, No. Cal. - "Gaudete in Domino Semper"

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#4 posted 01-05-2014 10:37 PM

Might be a bit late for Christmas…and then again might be extremely early for next Christmas…however you view it they are really nice Roger. All you need to do is figure out how to dome some woodworking from your hammock…got a hammock in your workshop? Nice design and looks like a lot of useful compartments.

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#5 posted 01-05-2014 11:01 PM

Great work Roger!!!

-- Brian Brooks, Maine

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#6 posted 01-05-2014 11:02 PM

Great Job Roger, and better late than never…
I’m sure they’ll be well-received and appreciated!!

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.

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Joe Lyddon

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#7 posted 01-05-2014 11:15 PM

Beautiful Valets!

Really COOL design!

They will love’em!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:"

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#8 posted 01-05-2014 11:36 PM

Thnx folks. -greg48: I used 1/8” brazing rod, and this little jig to cut them to length, then just sandwiched the doors while gluing it all up. I did round-over the upper edge, so it would open w/a round over bit on the router table. Maybe this pic will help.

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

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#9 posted 01-05-2014 11:37 PM

Nice work as usual Roger!

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#10 posted 01-05-2014 11:52 PM

I really like these, Roger, especially the “doors” !

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#11 posted 01-06-2014 12:14 AM

Wow I really like them. I might make somthimg similar thanks for posting

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#12 posted 01-06-2014 12:34 AM

Really great work!

Have an ice cream on me!

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

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#13 posted 01-06-2014 12:41 AM

Very cool design, great looking and functional! I really like these and I’m sure the recipients will be thrilled—so what’s a liittle delay between friends/relatives?

-- 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 01-06-2014 12:49 AM

These are really cool. Love the design and craftsmanship. Great job

-- The Old Rednek Workshop

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#15 posted 01-06-2014 01:04 AM

Very cool Roger….love the imagination….....

-- Jeff .... Minnesota, USA

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