a friends valet box

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Project by grizzman posted 05-05-2011 04:22 AM 2383 views 0 times favorited 22 comments Add to Favorites Watch

this is a project that i was commissioned to make for a friends son and had a wonderful time doing this, its man valet box with one drawer. the wood used to make this are walnut, red cedar, curly maple and some very old poplar for the drawer bottoms, i used a elk antler nub for the drawer pull, as for the top handle piece, i cut into the top with my datto blade cranked at an angle and then finished it straight up and down, i glued in the curly maple and then cut into it with the table saw blade , i then glued in the walnut handle. i wanted it too look different and draw the eye more to it..i put three coats of tung oil in this and sanded it down to 600 grit..the handles on the side are from a heart pine fence post..all of the bottoms are set in a 3 /8 datto, and the top is a full width of walnut and has sap wood on both sides, i then glued a strip of red cedar onto that…i like how this turned out and hope my friends son will like it also..thank you for looking…grizzman

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#1 posted 05-05-2011 04:27 AM

This box is You. I love the way you make boxes…

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#2 posted 05-05-2011 04:37 AM

another of your well done
and interesting mixed designs



you can’t beat that

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#3 posted 05-05-2011 05:06 AM

Great job, Grizz

-- by Lee A. Jesberger

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#4 posted 05-05-2011 05:07 AM

way cool

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#5 posted 05-05-2011 05:21 AM

Very very nice, love the wood.

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#6 posted 05-05-2011 05:27 AM

Really nice

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#7 posted 05-05-2011 07:35 AM

Like the woods too! The handle is cool and is that your new stamp of approval on the back? Nice Grizzzzzzz

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#8 posted 05-05-2011 08:56 AM

Another Grizzman special!
I agree with everyone … the wood and handle are very impressive.

-- "Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good." Voltaire

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#9 posted 05-05-2011 10:53 AM

Real nice work, some great looking wood as well.

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

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#10 posted 05-05-2011 01:04 PM

Grizz, you seem to be in everything these days.
Another fine Grizz project, well done

-- Roger-R, Republic of Texas. "Always look on the Bright Side of Life" - An eyeball to eyeball confrontation with a blind person is as complete waste of Time.

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#11 posted 05-05-2011 01:54 PM

Nice looking box, Grizzman.

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#12 posted 05-05-2011 02:03 PM

I likes it! very nice box with it’s own uniqueness

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#13 posted 05-05-2011 04:14 PM

That is a colorful box….....truly unique. Nobody will miss that in a room full of furniture.

-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska

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#14 posted 05-05-2011 06:06 PM

Beautiful job, Grizz.

They’re going to be bowled over … by … a box ;-)

-- -- Neil

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#15 posted 05-06-2011 01:05 AM

Another beauty Grizz. Nice touch with the antler! Nicely done.

-- On the eighth day God was back in His woodworking shop! Lenny, East Providence, RI

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