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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. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net





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degoose

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#1 posted 207 days ago

Very useful and good looking to boot…

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ lazylarrywoodworks.com.au For lovers of all things timber...

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josh

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#2 posted 207 days ago

very good looking bits of awesomeness right there!

-- Josh; Former Pennsylvanian, current Coloradan

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greg48

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#3 posted 207 days ago

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.

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Cajun Box Sculptor

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#4 posted 207 days ago

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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captbbrooks

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#5 posted 207 days ago

Great work Roger!!!

-- Brian Brooks, Maine

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littlecope

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#6 posted 207 days ago

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 207 days ago

Beautiful Valets!

Really COOL design!

They will love’em!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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Roger

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#8 posted 207 days ago

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. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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#9 posted 207 days ago

Nice work as usual Roger!

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lew

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#10 posted 207 days ago

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

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

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TNT82

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#11 posted 207 days ago

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

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Monte Pittman

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#12 posted 207 days ago

Really great work!

Have an ice cream on me!

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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HillbillyShooter

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#13 posted 207 days ago

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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hoss12992

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#14 posted 207 days ago

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

-- The Old Rednek Workshop https://www.facebook.com/theoldrednekworkshoptn

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#15 posted 207 days ago

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

-- Jeff - I have not failed. I've just found 10,002 ways that won't work.

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