This project is definitely my most ambitious to date.
How complicated can it be right? I’m sure for some of you experts out there, the answer would be “not very”. But for me, this project represents the largest scale project as well as the first that I have had to engineer important aspects entirely on my own.
Here’s what I’m doing:
I have a nephew who is turning 1 and as a special gift I decided I wanted to make him a “toy” box. I use the “s because while yes, it’s a toy box, I think that the real intention is for him to be able to keep the box for a long time and hopefully pass it on to his own son. If it lasts that long… ; )
The thing is, I wanted it to be more than a toy box… so I decided that I would build into this thing a secret compartment that I could make into not only a time capsule from this, his first year of life, but that it would be something that will be a secret that can be between him and I. Plus, when I was a kid if my uncle had built me a secret compartment box, I’d have thought that was pretty kick ass.
So the problem was that I did a lot of searches on the net to try and find outright plans for a box with a secret compartment and came up with none.
Well, I came up with my own and I think it’s pretty neat… but more on what exactly I am doing in the next post.
-- John, Ontario, Canada