The Secrets Box
The Secrets Box is the box that started it all! Initially designed for the "Book of Secrets" (A magical book and locked box routine), The Secrets Box is crafted from African Padauk and Cherry. The box features brass hinges and a clasp capable of accepting a lock. If desired, the hardware can be aged instead of bright brass. The box measures approximately 9.5" (front to back) x 10.75" (side to side) x 4.25" (tall). The inside dimensions are approximately 8.5" x 9.75" x 3" respectively. The interior of the box is lined in black velvet. This exquisite box is Ideal for keeping anything precious such as photos, letters, or a diary. The beautiful contrast in the two kinds of wood used makes this box stand out as something uniquely special.
This specific box, the first custom box I crafted, holds a special place with me. It was created in our home back in McCordsville, Indiana, USA. Back then, the workshop was in the garage. But is was also anyplace in the house that had a clear enough space to work. Often this was the kitchen island or floor. Back in the days before marrying my wife, Selena, it wasn't all that uncommon for me to bring my saws into the house to avoid working in the cold. The tools I had at the time were quite limited; a Compound Miter Saw and a handheld Power Drill was pretty much the extent of things. For this particular box, after having glued it all together, I took it to my parent's home in Winchester, Indiana, where my Dad assisted with smoothing out the edges on his Joiner. The circa 1958 Delta Rockwell Joiner now resides in the Mooreni Studio in Hidden Springs, Idaho, USA.
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Please note: The wood used to craft these boxes is the real thing! It is not pine stained to look like an exotic wood. Your box will be carefully crafted from real hardwoods like Bloodwood, Brazilian Cherry, Maple, Padauk, Purple Heart, Walnut, Wenge, just to name a few. Color and grain will vary some as this is a natural product and subject to the designs and characteristics of nature.
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