Box with hidden compartment

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Project by Mark Parker posted 03-29-2012 01:43 AM 3240 views 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a jewelry box I made for my sister-in-law last Christmas. I really like making boxes with splined corners. It helps dress up an otherwise simple box. She loved the hidden compartment. I made sure to keep the tolerances tight so you can pick up the box and the bottom stays in place. This is one of the first projects where I really took my time and made sure I sneaked up on the final fit. I am still learning patience and woodworking is an excellent teacher.

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#1 posted 03-29-2012 01:50 AM

Very nice piece. I like the splines in your design.

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#2 posted 03-29-2012 01:54 AM

Very nice work Mark,very cool box.

-- Custom furniture

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#3 posted 03-29-2012 03:14 AM

Great looking box. the hidden compartment is a nice touch.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#4 posted 03-29-2012 02:03 PM

Nice work, bet she loves it.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#5 posted 03-29-2012 04:10 PM

I think I would have liked to see a band of contrast around the edges of the top, Otherwise very nice

-- Lizardhead---Yeah but it's a dry heat--Tempe, Az

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#6 posted 03-29-2012 04:18 PM

Very nice and the secret compartment is a wonderful extra. I’m sure that she loved it.


-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#7 posted 03-29-2012 05:45 PM

Nice Work, this box is a natural bueaty, style and fine wood combo, thanks for sharing

-- It's Mic Keep working and sharing

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#8 posted 03-29-2012 10:11 PM

Nice looking wood, cool design, great box

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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#9 posted 03-31-2012 08:57 AM

Very Nice Project! Thanks For posting!

-- COMMON SENSE Is Like Deodorant. The People Who need It Most, Never Use It.

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#10 posted 04-01-2012 02:16 AM

Sneaking up on the proper fit for a small box; sounds like my afternoon. There is a nice relaxation to it: trim a little, test, repeat. And then that wonderful moment when the pieces just fit, no gaps. You’re box looks great.

-- - Nicholas, Silver Spring, MD

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