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All Cedar with little secret

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Project by poospleasures posted 156 days ago 2269 views 21 times favorited 24 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is an all cedar box with the inside left unfinished. It smells soo good. The box is very colorful with contrasting cedar colors. The top is made with several pieces cut on a slant and spreading from a sharp point to a full spread on the other side, looks like rays. The box body has nice natural cedar stripes running all around the top and center. A mirror is inset into the under side of the top which is stopped with a brass chain. Inside is a lift out divided tray and a divided space under that lined with felt. The little secret is in the base. When you push down on a small brass pin which sets in a small hole thru the box bottom you push down another tray hidden in the base. Good place to hid documents, small jewelry or money. This tray is held in by rare earth magnets. To rehide it just set the box on it and it jumps back in place. I guess most know how I like hidden spaces. Thanks for looking.

-- I love the smell of sawdust in the morning. Vernon





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WayneC

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#1 posted 156 days ago

Very cool. I love the pattern you achieved.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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John Cobb

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#2 posted 156 days ago

This is a beautiful box. I love the top, very nice craftsmanship.

-- John Cobb

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doubleDD

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#3 posted 156 days ago

Really a sharp looking box. The slanted pieces remind me of the morning sun. Always cool to have those hidden places. Great work.

-- --Dave-- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams

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Diwayne

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#4 posted 155 days ago

Cool design.

-- What one man can do, another man can also do.

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Jim Jakosh

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#5 posted 155 days ago

Gorgeous box, Vernon!! I love the way you oriented the wood on the top!
another masterpiece!!!!!!!!!...........Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!!

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Monte Pittman

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#6 posted 155 days ago

Great design. Great thought on the hiding place.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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snoman

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#7 posted 155 days ago

excellent job Vernon

-- if I have told you once, I have told you a million times, don't exagerate

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dean2336

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#8 posted 155 days ago

great idea.very good eye for detail and craftsmanship.looking foward to more your projects.

-- dean2336,nebr.

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a1Jim

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#9 posted 155 days ago

Nice work.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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Tom Godfrey

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#10 posted 155 days ago

Great design, great box. Going to have to see if i can make one something like this. Hope you don’t mind me using your idea. I love working with cedar and here in South Carolina we are blessed with cedar.
Going to add this to my favorite.
Thanks for sharing

-- Tom Godfrey Landrum South Carolina (tom@thcww.com)

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aussiedave

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#11 posted 155 days ago

Wow great looking box, the lid is awesome and the secret tray underneath is very cool…excellent job.

-- Dave.......Keep calm and make more sawdust....

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Roger

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#12 posted 155 days ago

Luv the top, and the hidden compartment.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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Schwieb

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#13 posted 155 days ago

Really like your box. I’m going to borrow that top idea, with full credit to you for giving the idea. Nice work. I love working with aromatic red cedar

-- Dr. Ken, Florida - Durch harte arbeit werden Träume wahr.

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ward63

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#14 posted 155 days ago

Very nice. Really like how you wrapped the wood around the box, nice grain matching.
Cool secret compartment as well as a very beautiful top too.

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CharlieM1958

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#15 posted 155 days ago

Really nice. I love what you did with the top.

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

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