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Friday, June 8, 2012

Secret compartment pencil holder

I think it's great that a lot of kids watch my show. So I decided to come up with a project that almost any kid can make with very little experience and just a few basic tools.

The hard part was coming up with an idea that wasn't boring. I see a lot of "woodworking for kids" projects that are often just dumbed-down versions of projects for adults.

So I thought about the kinds of things that fascinated me as a child and one of those was anything with a secret compartment. Even today, I think it would be awesome to have a secret room in my house. Especially if it had one of those Scooby-Doo spinning bookcases for entry. But, for now, here's a pencil holder that holds a hidden compartment with a secret for opening it.


  1. Steve, super cool.watching your videos got me into wood working.i still suck but am getting better.these projects r cool gifts and help get my skills up.cant wait to make this for a ten yard old I know as well as a certain 30 yr old as well keep up the great videos

  2. Steve, another brilliant but simple idea. Keep up the good work!

  3. Using magnets is a very good idea. Great !!

  4. good work keep it up