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A Bench With A Secret

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Project by Belford posted 01-19-2017 05:44 PM 1803 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Another bench from Real Mahogany with Holly string inlay and two Birds Eye Maple inlays.
This one shows how I make the secret compartment. The secret tray is held in the up position with a rare earth magnet and pulled down by the short dowel at the trays front.
I also make the tray such a tight fit that it will remain in the up position without the magnet.
The cat is just nosy and has no real interest in woodworking.





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fogbow

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#1 posted 01-19-2017 05:49 PM

Cats keep secrets really well. What a cool idea for a hiding place.

Barbara

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moke

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#2 posted 01-19-2017 06:17 PM

I love the tray..simple and cool…thanks for showing
Mike

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#3 posted 01-19-2017 09:24 PM

You did real good with the birdseye strips inlayed into the top…....but then you got lazy and didn’t finish the underside of the legs! ;=)

-- Artificial intelligence is no match for natural stupidity!

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#4 posted 01-20-2017 01:42 AM

I’m allergic to cats, but the secret tray is really good, well placed and sure to be used.

-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16

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#5 posted 01-20-2017 12:03 PM

This is a nice piece. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#6 posted 01-20-2017 03:18 PM

nice inlays

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Mark Shymanski

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#7 posted 02-19-2017 01:14 AM

A beautiful bench. These secret compartments are really intriguing to me, I need to start experimenting with these.

-- "Checking for square? What madness is this! The cabinet is square because I will it to be so!" Jeremy Greiner LJ Topic#20953 2011 Feb 2

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#8 posted 02-19-2017 01:27 AM

Real nice bench and cool idea.

-- Will work wood for food.

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