Roy Underhill’s candle box with secret compartments

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Project by Sharky7 posted 11-26-2018 02:51 PM 1736 views 1 time favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

What a fun project! After taking a course at Little Miami Handworks last year, I became interested in using hand tools. Started watching Roy Underhill and saw this project and had the desire to try it. No, I am a blended woodworker and used power tools to mill the wood and make the miter cuts. The rest was done with hand tools. Because of this project I was justified in buying a Veritas combination plane. What tool can I buy next?

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#1 posted 11-26-2018 03:50 PM

Nice job on this build.

-- Galootish log blog,

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#2 posted 11-26-2018 05:40 PM

Nice job, that does look like a fun project.

-- John D, OP, KS

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#3 posted 11-26-2018 08:35 PM

Great work. Those miters are difficult. I tried something similar with hand tools and gave up. good idea to use some power tools. Enjoy!

-- Tom

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#4 posted 11-28-2018 03:59 PM

Very nice. Evidence of your superior design skills.

I am always a nosy person when I see a project with hidden compartments. Where do you get your ideas? From the photos it is hard to see just where the secret compartment is and how it is done.


-- Jerrybox-Boxes Unlimited

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#5 posted 11-28-2018 04:15 PM

Hey Jerry, Roy Underhill season 27 episode 8. Couldn’t sleep one night started watching this and my interest was peak. Found a rough dimensions on web site you can google.

Hope you build it, as it fun.

Good luck.

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#6 posted 11-30-2018 04:19 AM

Woodworking is so addictive isn’t it? Especially when you see what kind of trinkets and storage units you can create with your own hands…

-- Nathan Davidson:

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