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Project by phil7b7 posted 10-11-2018 06:37 PM 479 views 2 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Valet with box made as graduation gift. 11 inch x 18 inch. Made from walnut, curly maple and purple heart. Lap joint corners secured w/ 1/4 inch cut brass dowels. Brass plaque on inside w/ name, class and school.
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Monte Pittman

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#1 posted 10-11-2018 08:27 PM

Nice design, beautiful wood

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#2 posted 10-12-2018 12:18 AM

Looks great.

How did you prep the ends with the brass dowels exposed? Just sand up to 220ish? Did you polish the brass after sanding flush?

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#3 posted 10-12-2018 01:20 AM

Those brass dowels are a nice touch on that wood. Nicely done.

-- Galootish log blog, http://www.timberframe-tools.com

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#4 posted 10-12-2018 03:31 AM

Sharp !!!! Great job.

-- MEL, Kansas

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#5 posted 10-12-2018 05:53 PM

I would also like to hear some details on how this piece was constructed witht he dowels.

Wonderful piece, it looks beautiful. I love the handles or pulls on the lid!
Nice Job

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#6 posted 10-13-2018 01:59 PM

Love it mann.

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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#7 posted 10-18-2018 03:48 AM

1/4 brass dowel, dowels were cut to length of 1 inch and then after lap joints glued, drilled 1/4 inch holes into joints and used gorilla glue and hammered dowels into place. Dowel ends were then sanded up to 400 grit on ends.

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