A couple of people asked me to explain how the secret drawer would work, I will try to explain the best I can.
From a previous blog , here is the construction of the box, note the spring , this will push out the drawer.
The spring is made from a old bandsaw blade.
The first operation was to route grooves in the drawer sides to accommodate guides.
Then I made the guides out of quarter sawn oak, they need to slide freely but very little play.
The holes for the screws and countersunk were next.
As the location of the guides is critical if you want to hide the drawer, I measured the top of the drawer side to the top of the routed groove and made spacer slightly larger.
The spacer was used to locate the guides.
I needed a latch to hold the drawer in place but finding one proved elusive, here is my attempt of making one,It cosists of four pieces.
Photo of the latch installed.
Photo of the underside of the box with drawer and spring.
After a lot of time fine tuning the drawer ,here are some pics of the side of my marquetry box with the secret drawer.
The opposite side with no drawer and the front.
I still have lots to do before finishing but I hope this helps
All the best