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Project by Thorreain posted 03-14-2015 12:08 AM 4152 views 18 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my first project after completing the hybrid Roubo bench. Also I purchased the Kreg system and its the first time using it to build with. The wood is red oak and 3/4” oak ply. The finish is poly shade. The concealed area is locked and to open it you must open the drawers at precisely the right combination. This was the first of 2, and I also made a coffee table and two end tables in the same style and colour. The locking mechanism is made from oak sticks and channels. Here’s some build pics,

Hers my Kreg mounted on a jig to allow for fastening large plywood pieces.

It was a great test for the system. It allowed great adjustment of the drawers.

Hers the stand with finish.

And here’s the concealed area,

And with all open.

Thanks for looking, any questions just ask.

-- Chris, Charlottetown, PEI. I Gotsta Know, Is It Loaded?





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Core2

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#1 posted 03-14-2015 03:14 AM

Very clever.

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hunter71

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#2 posted 03-14-2015 04:10 AM

Put a magnetic lock on it?

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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hunter71

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#3 posted 03-14-2015 04:10 AM

Your shop is TOO clean!

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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Thorreain

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#4 posted 03-14-2015 11:19 AM

The lock is wooden only. Nothing to fail.

-- Chris, Charlottetown, PEI. I Gotsta Know, Is It Loaded?

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helluvawreck

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#5 posted 03-14-2015 12:35 PM

This looks very nice.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- helluvawreck aka Charles, http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

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BigDaddyOf5

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#6 posted 03-14-2015 12:37 PM

Nice use of the pocket screws. You’d never guess it looking at the assembled exterior.

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recycle1943

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#7 posted 03-14-2015 01:22 PM

don’tcha just love KREG – nice cabinet and great hidden drawer

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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Thorreain

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#8 posted 03-14-2015 01:32 PM

Thanks for all the great comments everyone. They were a joy to make, I just love the Kreg pocket hole joinery system. For the first one it took some learning but now it’s so easy, I’ll use this in a bunch of ways in the future. Thank you everyone for looking and commenting, any questions please just ask.

-- Chris, Charlottetown, PEI. I Gotsta Know, Is It Loaded?

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#9 posted 03-14-2015 01:32 PM

Just the thing for my astroglide gel

-- If you don't Play, you can't win

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#10 posted 03-14-2015 01:34 PM

you made that with a RIDGID R4512!!!! Say it aint true. Its hold be all crooked and stuff

-- If you don't Play, you can't win

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#11 posted 03-14-2015 01:47 PM

Nicely done Chris !

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KDO

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#12 posted 03-14-2015 03:04 PM

Nice work!
Would you mind sharing the details of your “locking” system ?

-- Christian, Husband, Grandpa, Salesman, amateur Woodworker.

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leafherder

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#13 posted 03-14-2015 03:30 PM

Great job! I love hidden compartments – such a great way to increase storage space and keep items secure. Thanks for posting.

-- Leafherder

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Thorreain

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#14 posted 03-19-2015 10:18 AM

I won’t post the locking mechanism on this open forum, but if you request I will post a drawing to your personal info on this site.

-- Chris, Charlottetown, PEI. I Gotsta Know, Is It Loaded?

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maxmaggie

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#15 posted 03-19-2015 05:55 PM

Hello again thank you for answering my e-mail.I would appreciate some drawings if you don’t mind.I guess the locking mechanism is something you came up with and i don’t blame you for keeping it a secret.Thank you again from a fellow canadian.

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