Hidden Lock Liquor Box

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Project by WoodSimplyMade posted 06-05-2010 03:18 AM 7136 views 22 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a retirement gift for a Master Sergeant in the Air Force. The object behind this request was to make a traditional looking plaque that could house a bottle of Jack Daniels Whiskey. Only they wanted it hidden, locked and no hinges.

The box is still missing the engraved plaque which wont be ready until earlier next week that will be placed under the opening. However my work here is done.

One coin is a retirement Air Force coin. The other is a Civil Engineering Coin.

Thanks for looking!!

-- Mike, Florida,

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#1 posted 06-05-2010 04:02 AM

cool idea. Never seen that one before. Nicely done.

-- Mike - Antero's Urban Wood Designs

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#2 posted 06-05-2010 04:11 AM

Great idea! How do the lock knobs stay in? Friction, rare earth magnets, some other device?

-- I am responsible for how I respond to everything in my life - - Deadwood SD

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#3 posted 06-05-2010 04:16 AM

Its actually just friction. I lightly sanded the dowels to were they were loose enough to be able to pull them out but tight enough that they can’t easily fall out. Also the length of the dowel helps keep it in place.

-- Mike, Florida,

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#4 posted 06-05-2010 04:20 AM

Nice job,very unique. He should like this extremely well. Great idea

-- Gary, Little River,SC I've Learned that the Lord didn't do it all in one day and neither can I

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#5 posted 06-05-2010 04:54 AM

wow great design

-- Norman

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#6 posted 06-05-2010 04:56 AM

Pretty darn tric well done

-- Custom furniture

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#7 posted 06-05-2010 01:34 PM

I like that…..looks good.

Great little lock.

-- Measure once cut twice....oh wait....ooops.

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#8 posted 06-05-2010 01:56 PM

Be careful, I would mistake it for a “break in case of emergency” kind of thing

-- Every neighborhood has an eccentric neighbor. I wondered for years "who was ours?" Then I realized it was me.

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#9 posted 06-05-2010 02:32 PM

Very cool!

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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#10 posted 06-06-2010 04:19 AM

Wow, nice job on your box, awesome design.

-- Monty Q, Columbia, South Carolina.

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#11 posted 06-10-2010 05:46 AM

Very nice. Aim High 2d Lt Fine

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#12 posted 06-10-2010 07:36 PM

Ditto the “In Case of Emergency..” :)

-- if you can't light a $100 bill on fire and watch it burn, you're in the wrong hobby.

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#13 posted 06-25-2010 10:53 AM

Awesome! Great Job!!!

-- Mike

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#14 posted 09-11-2010 12:38 AM

I am actually looking for a “in case of emergency brake glass”. My boyfriend had one and I dropped in on the floor and broke it. You can all stop laughing now. Please help me find another one. Myra

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#15 posted 10-12-2010 09:06 PM

Very Cool

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