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Project by jockmike2 posted 02-29-2008 01:51 AM 1895 views 2 times favorited 25 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was made for my grandaughter, just because I love her so much. I put a false bottom in it and of course her mother said thanks Dad for making her a weed box. I told my Daughter-in-law it was a hiding place for her love letters jeeze

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





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#1 posted 02-29-2008 01:53 AM

Great little box mike! How did you do the top?

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#2 posted 02-29-2008 02:12 AM

A layer of maple over walnut then a round nose bit with the router, saw it in a wood magazine a couple years ago. Thanks

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

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#3 posted 02-29-2008 02:29 AM

Of course my response to your daughter would have been much more sarcastic. such as “How do you know about weed?” I like the way you did the top it looks nice. What kind of corners did you do? I think I see a 45 degree corner, but the pictures are a little fuzzy.

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#4 posted 02-29-2008 02:47 AM

nice box. lol love letters huh? lol. mom would rather think of weeds. lol

-- pat,ohio...http://s5.photobucket.com/albums/y198/patshwigar/

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#5 posted 02-29-2008 03:01 AM

interesting top . I like it. the hidden compartment is cool too.

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#6 posted 02-29-2008 03:55 AM

Interesting top Mike. I like the false bottom concept. It gives a sense of privacy in a public displayment. The Mom should be more trusting and appreciate the gift for what it is.

-- so much wood, so little time. Bradford. Wood-a-holics unanimous president

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#7 posted 02-29-2008 04:24 AM

Nice job, Mike. I like the top, too. And I’d say your daughter-in-law just let you in on some of HER past. <g>

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#8 posted 02-29-2008 04:31 AM

I think I agree with you all. The corners are just 45 degree cuts on my Rigid miter saw. Thanks all. mike

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

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#9 posted 02-29-2008 06:33 AM

Nice gift Mike. Nice touch having a place to store old dandelions.

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#10 posted 02-29-2008 06:58 AM

Nice box and sentiment, Grandpa Mike.

Thanks for the chuckle, Dennis. Probably room in there for dessicated Velvetleaf, too.

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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#11 posted 02-29-2008 10:20 AM

Mike I think you really came up with a clever design on the box – I think the top is great. Your granddaughter will probably treasure that box for many years to come and will always remember you when she hides her love letters. I have 3 granddaughters, 9, 6 and 3. The 9 year old lives right across the street from me and her Dad and I have already decided that her first date will coincide with her 50th Birthday :-)).

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased." http://www.cajunpen.com/

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#12 posted 02-29-2008 02:22 PM

That’s dandy box, Mike.Grandpas do those kind of things, don’t we?

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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#13 posted 02-29-2008 03:30 PM

Good one Mike! It’s fun being a Grandpa, ain’t it?!

-- Bob Vila would be so proud of you!

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#14 posted 02-29-2008 06:03 PM

aaaaaw this is wonderful!!! I, too, love the secret compartment. I was thinking of jewelry.. a great place to stash the bling

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

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#15 posted 02-29-2008 07:30 PM

Thanks all, I’m sure she’ll find something to hide in there. she’s 13, looks 18, acts 6, you know that puberty thing, God love em, My wife and I had a boy and a girl, and swear to God, that girl has raised more hell and been in more trouble than the boy ever was in. Yet I just love her to death. Oh yea, she can piss me off the most between the two, cause she’s a spittin image of me. GRRRRRR mike

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

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