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Trick box ( A short video will show you it works )

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Project by woodshaver Tony C posted 11-04-2019 04:40 PM 1623 views 7 times favorited 35 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I saw a video on YouTube about this trick box. The nice guy shared the plans for free. You can down load his PDF files in his description on YouTube or I will send the PDF files to you if you send a PM with your email address.

I made my box a little different. It’s made with pine and with Walnut splines and handle.

This is a link to Mr. Fisher's YouTube box build.

This is a link to my short video showing how to open the box.

Hey.. I got to used up more scraps!

Thanks for looking in!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!





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wildwoodbybrianjohns

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#1 posted 11-04-2019 05:59 PM

Let me guess, you depress that little knot in the top and the box magically opens???

Kidding. I will watch the vids later.

Not usually keen on building with pine, but here it looks real good with the walnut contrast, Tony!

-- Wildwood by Brian Johns: The Big Bang: Nothing - exploded into Everything. Thanks to Nothing.

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pottz

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#2 posted 11-04-2019 06:22 PM

tony your boxes keep getting trickier and trickier.nice work buddy.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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woodshaver Tony C

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#3 posted 11-04-2019 06:59 PM

Thanks Brian, I usually imbedded the video in my post but for some reason the site won’t let me anymore.
LOL! Try again that the knot won’t open the box.

Thanks pottz, I can’t wait until my neighbors come over to see it. It will drive them crazy!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#4 posted 11-04-2019 07:44 PM

Oh your a tricky man Tony!

I might have to make one for myself/grandson as a result of seeing your fine work!
A very professionally presented project too!
Knot the usual run of the mill project….sorry could not help mysellf ….quack quack

-- Regards Rob

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woodshaver Tony C

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#5 posted 11-04-2019 09:17 PM


Knot the usual run of the mill project….sorry could not help mysellf ….quack quack

- robscastle

Thanks Rob, I thought this would be a fun box to make! Maybe I can win a few bets! Love the pun!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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Joe Lyddon

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#6 posted 11-04-2019 09:51 PM

Very Unique & Sneaky…

COOL also!

YES!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: https://www.ncwoodworker.net/forums/index.php?media/albums/users/joe-lyddon.1389/

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LittleBlackDuck

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#7 posted 11-04-2019 10:32 PM

Neat job wsTC... a great twist on another box.


.... Knot the usual run of the mill project….sorry could not help mysellf ….quack quack
- robscastle

Thanks Rob, I thought this would be a fun box to make! Maybe I can win a few bets! Love the pun!
- woodshaver Tony C


A fair attempt at a duck impersonation rc... however, the real McDuck would quack, quack,

waddle you make next?

Talking about Knots, you guys checked out mtairymd's Hexagon puzzle whick is all “tied up”... while it is different puzzle, the solution is similar. I did make one out of MDF, and though I didn’t do a stand-alone blog for it, I did make a video about my puzzles and this puzzle get covered about 7:30 into the video (or to fast track to the solutin skip to about 9:30… which means I waffled on for over 2 minutes).

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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woodshaver Tony C

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#8 posted 11-04-2019 11:39 PM

Thanks Joe, YouTube is another great source for finding unique and cool things to make.

Thanks LBD, I checked out your puzzles videos very cool. I try to make my videos very short only because I find myself Fast Forwarding though ones that are long. On the other hand sometime I want to see more if I decide to try and make what they demonstrating.

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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LittleBlackDuck

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#9 posted 11-05-2019 12:03 AM



... I try to make my videos very short only because I find myself Fast Forwarding though ones that are long. On the other hand sometime I want to see more if I decide to try and make what they demonstrating.
- woodshaver Tony C

I try the same, however, due to obvious lack of planning and script, as my parole officers always remind me that I’m a failure and, I manage to drag it out. Nevertheless it’s easier to FF, if too much content (and garbage), as slowing down will not increase that special missing content.
FAIW, that’s why I put the “time-stamps” in to fast track past the unrelated BS and reach the real BS quicker.

A video is much like an insurance policy… one needs to read the fine print and not just gloss over the headlines.

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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#10 posted 11-05-2019 12:42 AM

COOL!!!

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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#11 posted 11-05-2019 01:10 AM

Hey No twisting for second prize allowed !

-- Regards Rob

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doubleDD

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#12 posted 11-05-2019 01:16 AM

Trick or treat is over with Tony unless you put some goodies in there as a reward when you figure out how to open it.
Just kidding. I like the centric force (so to speak) to get it open. I bet that will drive the neighbors crazy. Just don’t keep it on a lazy susan. LOL. You can call that box a tongue twister. Looks nice. At first I didn’t realize it was pine. Nice job.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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woodshaver Tony C

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#13 posted 11-05-2019 01:28 AM

Thanks Doug, I had to give it a try when I saw it on YouTube.

Rob, It won’t happen again! LOL!

Thanks Dave, Yup it’s pine. Home Depot has a bunch of it in a 70% off discount bin so I bought some for projects like this one here.
Hey… we have plenty of candy left over I’ll put it in the box and you can take it for a spin and maybe you’ll get lucking! I see your in for a cold snowy blast in your neck of the woods. I’m still in shorts and tank tops! Sorry I don’t mean to rub it in…. ha!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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jeffswildwood

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#14 posted 11-05-2019 02:00 AM

Even if it didn’t have a trick, that would still be a nice box. Yea, I too use pine on many projects. Nice one buddy!

-- We all make mistakes, the trick is to fix it in a way that says "I meant to do that".

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woodshaver Tony C

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#15 posted 11-05-2019 02:10 AM

Thanks Jeff,
Pine gets a bad wrap because it’s so soft, dents easily and it sometimes leaves a sticky residue on your blades. But it’s easy to work with and it don’t look bad. I like pine but prefer cherry, maple or almost any good looking hard wood. This box was a prototype but it looked good so I added some walnut splines and handle.

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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