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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 03-27-2020, 09:13 AM Thread Starter
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I just started to make jewelry box and wanted to make another with a secret latch and compartment. Anyone know of any book or resource that has these mechanism plans?

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Forget the secret mechanism - I'd rather see how you did the box!! Beautiful!

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+1...beautiful box...! ! !
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Really - don't tease us with such 'secrets'. Tell us how you made this fascinating box, willya!?
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yeah, box details please.

And, don't bother with a secret compartment - if someone is robbing your house, they're taking the box with them. lol

OK, so that was just a joke - I'd like to hear what other have to say on secret latches, too.
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Sort of hate to say it, but it looks like that box could have been made with sawdust mixed with glue. Neat if so.

As far as secret compartments, look up details of some of the old roll top desks. Some of those had over a dozen different secret compartments. That should give you some ideas. Puzzle boxes sometimes have secret compartments also.
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It 's a Secret,once a book is put out ,it is no longer a secret. You have to know the secret password to find out. I have made a few, but I can't tell you what they are.
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Sort of hate to say it, but it looks like that box could have been made with sawdust mixed with glue.
That's what it looks like to me but I want to know how he did that. It's something I might want to copy!

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Wood whisper
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https://www.thewoodwhisperer.com/art...-magic-tricks/
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