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I started brain storming again trying to reinvent the wheel or should I say my wheel anyway on my already hybrid bandsaw box design (valet box), by adding the slab draw fronts replacing the blade cut rounded corner fronts, I think this gives a newer, sleeker design and a cleaner look, though they both aren't bad, I think I like this new look better, I wasn't sure of the mitered and splined corners with this change so I did a butt joint but will incorporate on future boxes mitered and splined joints, another feather change is the tray over the false bottom door which I hadn't been doing, this will allow a quick removal of items in order to access the hidden compartment.

The rest of the features are the same as my previous valet boxes with two large open trays on top, two large drawers, a hidden drawer inside of the large drawer and the small pull out tray acting as the key to access the false bottom door by way of magnets.

The box is made out of Pecan with knotty alder on the inside as the core and Wenge for the pulls, the Pecan, I cut via chainsaw from a neighboring town on friends property, the box measures 12" x 8" x 5" a very nice large valet box and has plenty of room for storage, I have also changed up my finishing process, I first laid a quick coat of tun oil, (dried) then a nice even coat of non waxed shellac to aid the tung oil in sealing up the end grain then came back with 3 coats of satin wipe on poly and a final coat of paste wax.

Thanks for looking and comments are always enjoyed reading and replying too.

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Another very nice one, Randy!!
 

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Good looking piece.
 

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I likes it. I like those that hidden drawer in there. That Pecan is really nice lookin wood also. The combos you used here are very nice.
 

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Awesome design changes. New ideas and designs always keep things enjoyable and keep the creative juices flowing
 

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Blackie,

Nice work here. I like the new features and am looking forward to the splined version. This has evolved into a beautifully complex design. Keep boxing and keep posting.
 

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Randy I also like the squared corners… give it a rich look. Once again you came up with a Good One
 

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Man there sure are a lot of compartments in this one! Its gotta be challenging enough to keep everything in order and not mix up the parts.

I especially like the drawer inside the big front drawer= would definitely be a great place to sock away a few bucks and hide em from my wife for Deer Season.
 

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Thanks for all the great comments Jim, Monte, Angie, Roger, Greg, Big Al, Larry, Mike and Tranvislucia.
 

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Very Nice! Thanks for sharing.
 

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Just "Wow".
 

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Very nice Valet Boxes/Bandsaw Box Randy, the pecan wood is beautiful. I like the little hidden drawer in the back of one of the other drawers…very cool idea. Excellent job.
 

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Nice work, Randy. My two favorite features of this box are 1) the inclusion of knots on the front and side and 2) the hidden drawer which is on the bottom, backside of the other drawer. Good stuff!
 

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Great job, love all the storage. great design….
 

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Pecan is awsome, box too, ofcourse
 

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Cool design,nice work.
 

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I love the detail. This is a wonderful band saw box. Pecan wood is beautiful.
 

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Wow Randy! You just make me want to rub all the finish off just playing with them! Very well done… AGAIN!
 

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Nice work love the hidden drawer element to your project.
 
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