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Project by netized posted 04-12-2007 02:08 PM 2032 views 6 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this for my son’s wedding present (in addition to the cash, of course). Whenever I make a box or case for my sons, it has become a tradition for me to build in a secret compartment for them to find. This case has a back length of bottom molding held on with rare earth magnets revealing a shallow felt lined drawer. The top was coopered using a bird’s beak bit on the router table. The top unit of the chest is open to accept larger items and the bottom unit has one large drawer. I carved our family name in the top. I used red oak and lyptus for this project. I had to ship this bad boy clear across the country!

-- Jeff, Santa Fe





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MsDebbieP

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#1 posted 04-12-2007 02:32 PM

what a great keepsake—and keepsake holder!
Love the tradition of the secret compartment.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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#2 posted 04-12-2007 02:34 PM

Excellent dove tailing on this project. Great job and thanks for sharing this with us.

-- Carpe Lignum; Tornare Lignum (Seize the wood, to Turn the wood)

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lclashley

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#3 posted 04-12-2007 02:45 PM

Beautiful. Love the contrasting woods, and the dovetails.

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dennis mitchell

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#4 posted 04-12-2007 04:08 PM

Monumental looking.

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Chip

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#5 posted 04-12-2007 05:22 PM

Awesome. Wonderful craftsmanship and I really like the hidden compartment idea.

-- Better to say nothing and be thought the fool... then to speak and erase all doubt!

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#6 posted 04-12-2007 05:30 PM

A beautiful heirloom, this chest will last for centuries.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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#7 posted 04-12-2007 05:50 PM

Awesome – love the tradition!

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- http://blanchardcreative.etsy.com -- http://snbcreative.wordpress.com/

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Allen

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#8 posted 04-12-2007 09:50 PM

Beautiful work! I especially love the dovetails and the detail on the lid.

-- We may never know who let the dogs out, but I'd bet anything PETA was involved.

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Lou

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#9 posted 04-12-2007 11:20 PM

very beautiful work, i like the dovetails, and the secret compartment! awsome idea! im sure they will love it…

-- "What one can make with good tools is limited only by one's talent" (lucius-hill@comcast.net)

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Don

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#10 posted 04-13-2007 08:37 AM

All of the above, nice work, Jeff. I am sure your son and his wife must love this piece.

-- CanuckDon "I just love small wooden boxes!" http://www.dpb-photos.com/

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jockmike2

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#11 posted 04-13-2007 06:58 PM

Absolutely beautiful, what a work of traditional art. The dovetails really set it off, but the form is very unique. jockmike

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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Karson

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#12 posted 04-13-2007 07:54 PM

Very nice chest Jeff. You family will keep things like that for generations.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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oscorner

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#13 posted 04-14-2007 08:55 AM

That’s a wonderful present(with cash, of course) LOL. Just beautiful.

-- Jesus is Lord!

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David

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#14 posted 04-17-2007 09:08 PM

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#15 posted 05-05-2008 06:08 AM

Beautiful chest! I love making hidding places. Look at my projects and you can see how I made a hidden room. Thanks for posting.

God Bless
tom

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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