Dogebox with Secret Compartment

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Okay, what's a Dogebox? Well, it was conceived as a place to store dogecoins -- not that dogecoins really exist. They are a cryptocurrency that has taken a wild ride recently. It was started as a joke in 2013, and managed to claw it’s way up to about $0.005 USD by January 1, 2021, when a sudden interest by social media and a few comments by celebrities pushed it up to around $0.69 in early May 2021. Since then, it has fallen to less than half of its peak price.

Dogecoin’s icon is a photo of Kabosu, a Japanese Shiba Inu who was rescued from an animal shelter by kindergarten teacher Atsuko Satô. Kabosa’s picture was posted on the Internet in 2010 and inspired a series of popular memes in 2013 – the same year that software engineers Billy Markus and Jackson Palmer began to crypto-mint their currency.

Which makes it a perfect subject for a bit of marquetry – dogemarquetry, if you will. So here is the Dogebox, complete with veneer portrait of Kabosu on the lid. Plus, there's a secret compartment (and some secret dogemarquetry) beneath a false bottom where you can store your true valuables. (This particular dogebox is used to hide dogebiscuits from a persistent doge.) But it doesn't open the way most false bottoms do. Guaranteed to fool any burglar unless they have a really, really good nose. 12 pages in PDF format, including full-size patterns and drawings in both English and metric measurements.

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