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Project by awsum55 posted 06-24-2021 06:36 PM 743 views 1 time favorited 22 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This box is for my youngest grandson. It has 2 compartments, one on each end and I used the middle band to hide the secret compartment.

I used ash, cherry, cedar, some veneer and luan plywood. I struggled to come up with a unique idea that would be as cool as his brother’s. This is what I decided on, even though admittedly it’s not as cool.

I used 2 rare earth magnets for the middle drawer, so you have to pull pretty hard to get it open. I was pretty sure he wouldn’t find that by himself, and I was right.

Not to cause any jealousy, I also made a video for him. I didn’t mention anything about the secret drawer. I sent him a video showing the 2 compartments. All the time knowing he would obviously know how to open it without a video. I just cut it short so he wouldn’t see the end where I showed him how to find the secret drawer.

After a month went by I sent him the long version. When he got the video he told me he had already watched it. I told him to watch it again all the way to the end.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2gFFyGvApHk&ab_channel=Mr.Critique

I also put a check in his for seed money, but he is being punished and has lost use of his phone for a while so I haven’t heard from him yet.

-- John D, OP, KS





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oldrivers

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#1 posted 06-24-2021 06:39 PM

Very nice he will cherish this. Little boys love the secert compartments. Great job.

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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Ivan

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#2 posted 06-24-2021 06:42 PM

Pretty sofisticated design and features

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#3 posted 06-24-2021 06:49 PM

I really like this project. You need some very true 45’s to pull this off and it looks like you did.

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awsum55

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#4 posted 06-24-2021 06:58 PM



Very nice he will cherish this. Little boys love the secert compartments. Great job.

- oldrivers

Thank you.

-- John D, OP, KS

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awsum55

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#5 posted 06-24-2021 06:59 PM



Pretty sofisticated design and features

- Ivan

Thanks buddy

-- John D, OP, KS

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splintergroup

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#6 posted 06-24-2021 07:04 PM

Ahh deep down you are a tormenter! Cutting the video short was genius 8^)

Neat designs with the different woods and shapes!

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awsum55

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#7 posted 06-24-2021 07:05 PM



I really like this project. You need some very true 45 s to pull this off and it looks like you did.

- controlfreak

Thanks, I give all the credit to my INCRA Miter 1000SE and zero clearance inserts.

-- John D, OP, KS

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awsum55

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#8 posted 06-24-2021 07:07 PM



Ahh deep down you are a tormenter! Cutting the video short was genius 8^)

Neat designs with the different woods and shapes!

- splintergroup

Thanks buddy, I wanted to make sure it really was a secret. ;-)

-- John D, OP, KS

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pottz

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#9 posted 06-24-2021 07:49 PM

man your on a roll with special boxes,real nice work john.

-- 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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woodbutcherbynight

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#10 posted 06-24-2021 08:21 PM

Love this, very creative

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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Dave Polaschek

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#11 posted 06-24-2021 08:52 PM

Very nice, John!

-- Dave - Santa Fe

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awsum55

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#12 posted 06-24-2021 09:31 PM



man your on a roll with special boxes,real nice work john.

- pottz

I still have a couple more I haven’t posted yet. I’m doing my best to keep you entertained. Hahaha

-- John D, OP, KS

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awsum55

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#13 posted 06-24-2021 09:32 PM



Love this, very creative

- woodbutcherbynight

Thanks woodbutcher I appreciate it.

-- John D, OP, KS

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pottz

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#14 posted 06-24-2021 10:30 PM


man your on a roll with special boxes,real nice work john.

- pottz

I still have a couple more I haven t posted yet. I m doing my best to keep you entertained. Hahaha

- awsum55


you never disappoint my friend.

-- 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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jeffswildwood

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#15 posted 06-24-2021 10:41 PM

Very nice buddy. He will be showing this one off for years! Awsum job.

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

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