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Just finished these two Valet boxes after a month of spare time fun. The wood is Bocote with poplar base and trim. Before it was oiled with Danish oil, it looked as though the poplar wood matched with the sapwood of the Bocote; oil changed that look. One box is for my Bro-in-law and the other is for ME! It's been a long time since I made anything for myself. I love the radical grain of this exotic hardwood. This wood is heavy, dense and a bit oily in texture. Saws, planes and sanding are surprisingly easy, and I noticed minimal slivering, so easy on my hands too. Most of the joints are glued with 5 min. epoxy. The poplar was no problem with normal wood gluing.
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I think the character on those boxes is great...

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If only new layers hadn't been added....

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I really like those...good job!

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Great job Reg. That grain really pops. Awesome.
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Those look brilliant Reg.

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I wasn't sure what a valet box was so I thought I had better take a look. Very glad I did - those are really nice. I'm thinking maybe I need one too.
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Beautiful wood, and nicely put together too!

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Like that wood! Nice boxes too.

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Intriguing wood and very nicely done.

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