Heirloom secret box

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Project by Julio Alonso posted 07-14-2010 04:24 PM 8199 views 16 times favorited 27 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My favorite task is jointing, so I thought to create a simple box but with one of the funniest joint I know by now: The twisted dovetail.
This is my first one but not the ultimate. I´m squeezing my brain for the next.
Meet the heirloom secret box


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#1 posted 07-14-2010 04:54 PM

I love this stuff….I’m always looking for new ideas on secret boxes, I always want to incorporate something like this into a project. I like the contrasting woods and joinery is really nice. Love the hinges.

-- Ian - Life's a game, if you don't play, you can't win.

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#2 posted 07-14-2010 05:26 PM

This is sooooo cool! I love the design, craftsmanship and joinery.

Thanks for posting.

-- Cal Noguchi -

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#3 posted 07-14-2010 05:37 PM

way good !

you do very nice work

excellent !

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#4 posted 07-14-2010 05:46 PM

cool project

Welcome to LJ

-- If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail!

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#5 posted 07-14-2010 05:49 PM

Delightful and beautiful. Nice craftsmanship.

-- Gnettie the Gnome

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#6 posted 07-14-2010 06:33 PM

Nice…but not a secret anymore. Very impressive box.

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#7 posted 07-14-2010 07:08 PM

I like that one:-)) Great idea!! Welcome to LJ.

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#8 posted 07-14-2010 07:31 PM

Okay. I have now had my WOW for today. ¡Increíble!

-- Gary, Huntsville. Two wrongs don't make a right, but three lefts do.

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#9 posted 07-14-2010 08:05 PM

Beautiful box, job well done ! I love the joinery, the design and hinges…........... actually, everything about it!!

Welcome to LJ’s, and keep the project coming…...

You mentioned in your profile that you were a “trainee”............... well, in my mind, you are way beyond a “trainee”......... you do beautiful work.

-- Gene, Majestic Eagle Woodworks,,

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Julio Alonso

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#10 posted 07-14-2010 08:10 PM

what is really WOW ! is your words mates I can believe so grateful web. I love lumberjocks
All of you are very kind people. Thanks till the end


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#11 posted 07-14-2010 09:23 PM

Great stuff!

-- Jason - Colorado Springs

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#12 posted 07-14-2010 09:43 PM

Fantastic work, senhor! And congratulations on taking the Soccer World Cup! And welcome to LJ’s from my side.

-- Div @ the bottom end of Africa. "A woodworker's sharpest tool should be his mind."

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#13 posted 07-15-2010 12:14 AM

Love your stuff on YouTube, welcome to Lumberjocks and keep up the great work!

-- The Hand Tool School is Open for Business! Check out my blog and podcast "The Renaissance Woodworker" at

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#14 posted 07-15-2010 01:00 AM

Como has podido comprobar, a la gente le encantan los trabajos bien hechos.Creo que has tenido un gran recibimiento ¿no?.El trabajo, se lo merecía, ya sabia que a la gente le iba ha encantar.Disfruta.

-- Work is my road to knowledge,Curiosity is my fellow traveler. El trabajo es mi camino al conocimiento, la curiosidad es mi compañero de viaje. Héctor

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#15 posted 07-15-2010 03:28 AM

Very nice! This is a great looking box and sure to be an heirloom!

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

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