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Blog entry by Ron Aylor posted 12-11-2017 08:07 PM 1660 reads 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Click … Swoosh -
 
Before tackling the eight panel door, I thought I would give my newly made lamb’s tongue template a work out.
 

 
After locating the stopped chamfers with chalk, laying out the lamb’s tongue(s) was a breeze.
 

 
… not too shabby … if I say so myself!
 
               
 
Aside from the cocobolo butterflies, these stopped chamfers and lamb’s tongues will serve to reference the Trinity without altering the over-all style.
 
               
 
As I was thinking about the drawer for this Prie Dieu, I decided to create a niche of sorts instead of separate drawer runners and guides. In doing so, I ended up with 2-1/4” deep dead spaces behind the barley twist accent pieces …
 

 
… and then I thought … what better place for a secret drawer!
 

 
SO … after fabricating a platform housing a spring loaded wooden catch …
 

 
… and a draw-string release (REVISED: See comment #7 below) …
 

 
… this little drawer fit nicely in one of dead spaces.
 

 
The drawer bottom is notched to fit over the wooden catch.
 

 
Therefore … with a click … the little drawer will rest quietly, unnoticed beside the main drawer.
 

 
Until the main drawer is removed and with a slight tug on the draw-string release (REVISED: See comment #7 below) …
 
               
 
swoosh
 

 
… out pops yet another secret drawer!
 

 
Thanks for looking … all comments and/or questions welcomed. Follow my progress with the links below:
 
Fr. Chad's Prie Dieu #1 - An Ambitious Endeavor

Fr. Chad's Prie Dieu #2 - To the File Box!

Fr. Chad's Prie Dieu #3 - Barley Twist Split Spindle

Fr. Chad's Prie Dieu #4 - A Secret Drawer

Fr. Chad's Prie Dieu #5 - Butterflies & Trim

Fr. Chad's Prie Dieu #6 - Gadrooning

Fr. Chad's Prie Dieu #7 - The Right Color

Fr. Chad's Prie Dieu #8 - Onward & Upward

Fr. Chad's Prie Dieu #9 - On the Rail

Fr. Chad's Prie Dieu #10 – Panels Rising

Fr. Chad's Prie Dieu #11 – Panel Risen

Fr. Chad's Prie Dieu #12 – Upper Case

Fr. Chad's Prie Dieu #13 - Two Become One

Fr. Chad's Prie Dieu #14 - Click … Swoosh

Fr. Chad's Prie Dieu #15 – The Top

Fr. Chad's Prie Dieu #16 – The Drawer

Fr. Chad's Prie Dieu #17 – The Door Panel

Fr. Chad's Prie Dieu #18 – Ambitious Endeavor Realized



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Oldtool

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#1 posted 12-11-2017 08:44 PM

Nice setup on the secret drawer, looks good. The lambs tongues look good too, nice touch to the apprarance of the project.

-- "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The point is to bring them the real facts." - Abraham Lincoln

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Ron Aylor

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#2 posted 12-11-2017 09:13 PM



Nice setup on the secret drawer, looks good. The lambs tongues look good too, nice touch to the apprarance of the project.

- Oldtool

Thanks, Tom!

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Dave Polaschek

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#3 posted 12-12-2017 01:16 AM

The stopped chamfers and lambs tongues are a nice touch, Ron. Subtle, but I think they definitely add something.

The secret drawer’s pretty cool, too. The twelve-year-old in me heartily approves! It’s even cooler than flatulence slots!

-- Dave - Minneapolis

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#4 posted 12-12-2017 02:03 AM

Wow, that secret drawer is an awesome touch! Thanks for providing such detail on it, too!

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Ron Aylor

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#5 posted 12-12-2017 11:38 AM



The stopped chamfers and lambs tongues are a nice touch, Ron. Subtle, but I think they definitely add something.

The secret drawer s pretty cool, too. The twelve-year-old in me heartily approves! It s even cooler than flatulence slots!

- Dave Polaschek

Thanks, Dave. I’m still laughing about the flatulence slots.

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Ron Aylor

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#6 posted 12-12-2017 01:05 PM



Wow, that secret drawer is an awesome touch! Thanks for providing such detail on it, too!

- Dan Wolfgang

Thanks, Dan. Here is more on the wooden catch. Once the catch is released the drawer shoots out via a spring attached to the back of the dead space (upper case side).
 

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Ron Aylor

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#7 posted 12-13-2017 11:09 PM

Slight revision …
 
I didn’t like the drawstring with the wooden ball … so I changed it …
 
               
 
Now instead of pulling the drawstring to eject the drawer … one must press the little tab.
 
               
 
I think this looks better than the wooden ball I had earlier.
 

 
I also took Tom’s (Oldtool) suggestion and cleaned up the area under the false bottom, hiding the carriage bolt’s and created yet another secret compartment. Thanks, Tom!
 

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Dave Polaschek

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#8 posted 12-14-2017 01:22 AM

Lots of secrets! Fun!

-- Dave - Minneapolis

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Ron Aylor

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#9 posted 12-15-2017 12:17 AM



Lots of secrets! Fun!

- Dave Polaschek

I’m debating whether to point these areas out when I present the Prie Dieu, or allowing Fr. Chad the chance to discover them on his own. I just can’t decide.

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