Wallet / Dresser valet

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Project by Koa posted 01-28-2012 06:58 PM 2137 views 8 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Made this for my youngest son, Something to through his change, wallet and cell phone in. Walnut & Brass

-- An aspiring woodworker.

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#1 posted 01-28-2012 07:30 PM

This is a wonderful valet great job.

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#2 posted 01-28-2012 07:30 PM

Clever, I like this very much. Thanks for posting!

-- Kelly, woodworker under construction

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#3 posted 01-29-2012 03:18 AM

What are the dementions??

-- The Apprentice Ketch

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#4 posted 01-29-2012 03:47 AM

thank you Jim, James and Ketch8. Ketch8 I will have to get back to you on the dimensions, I will have my son measure it.

-- An aspiring woodworker.

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#5 posted 01-29-2012 05:14 AM

Just can’t get enough walnut.

I like the joint work, with the dowels in it. Very nice. And I like the design, not overly elaborate. Nice job.

-- Laywer by day, Carpenter by later in the day.

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#6 posted 01-29-2012 04:10 PM

Really nice, great job

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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#7 posted 01-31-2012 05:18 AM

did you work off of plans or a sketchup design or just free draw it?

-- The Apprentice Ketch

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#8 posted 02-01-2012 11:58 AM

Ketch8; No plans No drawings, I was in box mode, I just had a vision in my mind and started making saw dust and that is what turned out. To answer you prior questions the dimensions are

The over all is 12” wide x 8” deep x 4” tall / The drawer faces are 5.1/2” wide x 1.7/8 tall and the drawers are 4.3/4 wide x 7.3/4 deep x 1.1/4 tall. The hardware is just 2 simple brass pulls and some 3/16 brass rod used as dowels and left exposed.

I hope this helps, I could do a sketch for you if you need one but this should get you their. Let me know and thanks for the questions . . . . . I enjoy the interaction.

OH YA the box took about 1 hr to make plus glue time and 1 hr to finish (oil) plus materials 6 board feet of lumber. I would most likely charge someone

2 shop hrs 50.00 per $ 100.00 (labor / shop time)
Shop Supplies $ 25.00 (Glue sandpaper, finishing materials, blade surcharge)
Lumber $ 50.00 (just a dirty guess not sure what a board ft is to day)
Hardware $ 10.00 (again just a guess / don’t remember what the pulls cost But the 3/16 brass rod is fairly cheep

That would make it a $185.00 solid walnut valet, seams pretty reasonable to me you might be able to get $225.00 in the rite market.

-- An aspiring woodworker.

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#9 posted 02-01-2012 12:06 PM

Ketch8; I forgot . . . . The material was milled to ½” thick while ALL the drawer materials are ¼” thick

-- An aspiring woodworker.

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