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Project by Kaleb the Swede posted 11-11-2018 08:21 PM 820 views 1 time favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A friend of mine who happens to be a lawyer and wears a lot of neckties jokingly asked me if I could make a box that would hold more than 24 ties. I drew out a drawer that held 16 ties and built it just to see if what actually work.

I figured if he didn’t want it I could donate it, but he seems to like it so it’s good.

This is done with ipe wood that I had gotten from my cousin who does decking. Also some plywood that I had laying around that was ugly so I painted a nice blue.

I sculpted the fronts of the drawers with an angle grinder with one of those chainsaw things on it. And then it was just a lot of sanding after that point.

This was all meant to be just trial and error to see what actually worked and just to have some fun and I think it turned out okay.

Thanks for looking,

The Swede

-- Just trying to build something beautiful





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Ken90712

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#1 posted 11-11-2018 09:07 PM

Very cool never seen one of these before.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#2 posted 11-11-2018 09:48 PM

Innovative and useful for your friend. I read an article that said 80% of the men in the world don’t wear a necktie and the guy who invented it should have been hung with one. Haven’t worn one in years and don’t miss it.

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#3 posted 11-11-2018 10:32 PM

Very nice chest, Kaleb. I’m sure he will be very happy with it.

Cheers, Jim

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

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leafherder

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#4 posted 11-11-2018 11:01 PM

Wow! I have a lot of neckties (wear one 5 days a week), never thought of a box to hold them in – always looking for new creative ways to hang them (and they always slide off the hangers – slippery silk rascals.) And a box on top to hold tie pins, cufflinks, etc. Very creative, thanks for sharing.

-- Leafherder

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#5 posted 11-12-2018 12:26 AM

What a fun project!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#6 posted 11-12-2018 12:34 AM



Innovative and useful for your friend. I read an article that said 80% of the men in the world don t wear a necktie and the guy who invented it should have been hung with one. Haven t worn one in years and don t miss it.

- Knothead62


ditto havn’t worn one in over 8 years and hope i dont ever need to again! aside from that you did a great job on this,love the combo of blue and natural wood,it works.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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mahdee

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#7 posted 11-12-2018 01:06 AM

Hot dog. he better represent you for the rest of your life for free i exchange fo that. Beautiful work my friend.

-- earthartandfoods.com

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Kaleb the Swede

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#8 posted 11-12-2018 01:33 AM

Thanks a million all! Means so much with the kindness.

Mahdee my friend he is helping us with getting together our will for the just in case. Always nice hearing from you

-- Just trying to build something beautiful

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#9 posted 11-12-2018 07:34 AM

...I’m not quite fun of blue colour but the design is cool.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#10 posted 11-12-2018 01:50 PM

that is really cool – he will be most happy

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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