Box w/secret compartment

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Project by awsum55 posted 06-22-2021 09:49 PM 1289 views 4 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I wanted to make something my grandsons thought was cool, so I looked for some ideas on the web. I found something, but thought I could build it a little better and got started.

This box was made with walnut, tiger maple, ash, and poplar.

Here is how the inside was designed.

and this video below is how it works.

-- John D, OP, KS

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#1 posted 06-22-2021 10:03 PM

I see why they call you Awesome . . .

So cool and well done . . .

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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#2 posted 06-22-2021 10:12 PM

Thats a beauty, J.D. Multi-level planning going on there, me likes.

Been wanting to make one of those spring type hidden compartments for awhile now.

-- WWBBJ: It is better to be interesting and wrong, than boring and right.

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#3 posted 06-22-2021 10:16 PM

Nice looking and should be a wonderful treasure for the Grandson.

-- Ron

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#4 posted 06-22-2021 10:32 PM


A complex build getting all those parts to fit and function, great gift idea!

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#5 posted 06-22-2021 10:40 PM

Cool Box John!
REALLY cool compartment. I’m sure your grandson thinks so too.

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#6 posted 06-22-2021 10:58 PM

not only a beautiful box but a damn cool hidden compartment.what kid wouldn’t love that to hide stuff from his parents-lol.

-- 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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#7 posted 06-22-2021 11:25 PM

Nice looking box and how Cool!
I’ll put this one on the list. I know my grandson would think it was cool!
Great job!

-- Dan, TN

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#8 posted 06-22-2021 11:29 PM

very nifty.
Boxguy would be excited with your spline work too!
Are they L shape or triangular?

Hey did you get a buddy from Margaret 97?

-- Regards Rob

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#9 posted 06-23-2021 02:09 AM

Sharp-looking box, John! Well done!

-- Dave - Santa Fe

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#10 posted 06-23-2021 05:54 AM

Cool feature…I like that stand bellow!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#11 posted 06-23-2021 07:21 AM

Beautiful, the colors work good together and the splines make everything stand out. Excellent job !!! Mel

-- MEL, Kansas

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#12 posted 06-23-2021 09:13 AM

The stand caught my eye too. Very well done. We need more hidden compartments!

-- Petey

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#13 posted 06-24-2021 12:39 AM

So neat! Thanks for posting the video of how it works. What a great gift!!

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#14 posted 06-24-2021 12:22 PM

Very cool John! Love it!

-- Gary -

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#15 posted 06-24-2021 12:32 PM

John, that is too cool – nice build

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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