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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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GaryK

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#1 posted 2245 days ago

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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jockmike2

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#2 posted 2245 days ago

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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cpt_hammer

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#3 posted 2245 days ago

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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pat sherman

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#4 posted 2245 days ago

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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Dan'um Style

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#5 posted 2245 days ago

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

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

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Bradford

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#6 posted 2245 days ago

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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CharlieM1958

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#7 posted 2245 days ago

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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jockmike2

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#8 posted 2245 days ago

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 2245 days ago

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

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Douglas Bordner

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#10 posted 2245 days ago

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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cajunpen

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#11 posted 2245 days ago

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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Thos. Angle

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#12 posted 2245 days ago

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

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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Dadoo

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#13 posted 2245 days ago

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 2244 days ago

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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jockmike2

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#15 posted 2244 days ago

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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