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    Policeman's Valet Box

    Hi Everyone
    Here are a few photos of my newest project. Made from Walnut with Holly accents. The Intarsia Crusader Cross is made from Holly and Ebony surrounded with bookmatched walnut. The interior is lined with blue suede . Measures 15" x 15" x 8". The hardware is Nickel plated. The lock is full mortise . Made to house / organize all daily carry items.
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    I really like the way the walnut and holly play together. Another great job, Mike.

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    Love the texture on the holly inlay on the lid gives a nice sense of depth. The blue works well with the wood and the subject matter. Very nice.

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    It is always a pleasure to see your threads Mike. Your work is just outstanding.
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    That is a cool idea turned into a beautiful, useful, valet.

    I especially like the way you worked the two woods so that they compliment each other. That is a "keep forever" box to be handed down the family line.

    Enjoy,
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    Absolutely Top Notch work. That is fantastic.
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    Beautiful work as always Mike.
    Darren

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    Quote Originally Posted by glenn bradley View Post
    It is always a pleasure to see your threads Mike. Your work is just outstanding.
    I'll second this. Great job on the valet box.
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    Thanks for the comments guys.
    Mike
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    Absolutely beautiful work Mike. Sure brings home how much kit a guy carries daily.
    As others have said wood choices are excellent.
    You make it look real soft to the touch.

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    cheers

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