Valet Box

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Project by Wingstress posted 02-07-2009 07:27 AM 2885 views 8 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This Valet Box was inspired by fellow lumberjock PGreene.
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I had a piece of Box Elder sitting around so I started to copy the valet box above, but I made a few mistakes so I ran out of wood, so I only made a one sided Valet. The box joints were made with my new box joint jig (just posted). It was the first time I had ever done a double box joint. I think it turned out pretty well. It was finished with a coat of tung oil finish, shellac, and some wax. The bottoms of the tray and compartments were lined with flock.

-- Tom, Simsbury, CT

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#1 posted 02-07-2009 07:39 AM

Great job! I especially like how the “character” and grain in the lid seem to flow into the piece of wood used to make that side of the box. I also like the little detail of the fake finger joints on the lift tab of the lid. The lift-out tray seems to also act as a way to hide a secret compartment underneath. It’s all these little details that make box making an art and a lot of work. And what a great way to break in your new toy! Your new box joint jig seems to work well.

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#2 posted 02-07-2009 08:09 AM

Looks great :-)) What are the corners made of?

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#3 posted 02-07-2009 08:18 PM

Looks great Tom…heck I might get inspired by yours and make one that’s similar! I really like the tray and the contrasting woods. Well done!

-- Patrick

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#4 posted 06-25-2009 11:05 PM

Nice box, I am heading over to the box making jig now,

-- Don't drink and use power tools @

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#5 posted 01-29-2010 06:11 AM

I really like how the box joint jig worked for you. That is some fine woodworking!

-- John A. Thomas, South Carolina,

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