Hidden drawer handgun box "I,ve Got Secrets"

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Project by poospleasures posted 08-18-2011 04:24 AM 7598 views 41 times favorited 26 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hello again,
Have been making and refining the working functions of this style box for several years. This one is really plain with little tooling. Notice the playing card in the front top slot. Card is moved to center which trips a spring loaded catch to open the lid (secret one). There is a framed mirror on the under side of the lid which is held in place with magnets. There is a 1/2” deep compartment here below the top inlay panel secret two). Next the base of the assembly slides forward to revile the hidden drawer for your personel protection device (secret three). If you want you can slip a pin in a hole in the lower box compartment to lock the drawer in place. Most people don,t because they want to get it open quick sometimes. If you don,t tell no one will know the drawer is there. Have taken these to shows and customers have not found the tricks yet. Thanks for looking.

-- I,ve had amnesia for as long as I can remember. Vernon

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#1 posted 08-18-2011 04:33 AM

Man, that’s clever. I was intrigued that the plinth concealed a drawer. I hadn’t even read the text about the mechanism! Who doesn’t like a secret compartment.

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#2 posted 08-18-2011 04:34 AM

I really enjoyed reading about this and looking at the pictures to examine the tricks, the precision is amazing. Really cool idea thanks for sharing.

-- There is nothing wrong with America that cannot be cured by what is right with America. ~William J. Clinton

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#3 posted 08-18-2011 04:46 AM

I love the ingenuity!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#4 posted 08-18-2011 04:58 AM

Very ingenious! We love hidden compartments. Thanks for sharing.


-- Jesus is the ONLY reason for ANY season.

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#5 posted 08-18-2011 06:30 AM

I love it! Very ingenious design and beautiful wood choices. How many have you made?

-- A Veteran is someone who, at one point in their life, wrote a blank check payable to the United States of America for an amount up to and including their life. That is beyond honor

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#6 posted 08-18-2011 08:49 AM

Cleverly though out and executed – thanks.

-- Andrew Crawford, Shropshire, UK

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#7 posted 08-18-2011 11:21 AM

Thats a great box and very cleaver with all the hidden gems! Well done!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#8 posted 08-18-2011 01:35 PM

Nicely done indeed. Attractive design and very clever mechanisms, and skillfully made. Perhaps the most innovative gun box I’ve seen. The spalted maple lid inset is perfect. I like this box a lot.

-- "Everybody makes mistakes. A craftsman always fixes them." (Monty Kennedy, "The Checkering and Carving of Gunstocks", 1952)

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#9 posted 08-18-2011 01:52 PM

Now that is slick !!! The are a box magician for sure.

-- Mike, Missouri --- “A positive life can not happen with a negative mind.” ---

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#10 posted 08-18-2011 02:52 PM

Very nice. Great craftsmanship.

-- Terri, Rocky Mountain High Colorado!

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#11 posted 08-18-2011 03:01 PM

Great Looking Box and I love the “Surprises”!!

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.

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#12 posted 08-18-2011 04:58 PM

Well done – Great looking box of secrets..

Thanks for sharing

-- Scotty - aka... SgtSnafu - Randleman NC

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#13 posted 08-18-2011 05:20 PM

Great looking Box full of ingenious features, I love it, very clean and crafted with perfection, style, and artistic flair, great job, thanks for sharing

-- It's Mic Keep working and sharing

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#14 posted 08-18-2011 05:31 PM

Awesome looking box, love the secret compartments. Any chance of you sharing the plans?

-- Tim, Myrtle Beach, Just one more tool, that's all I need! :)

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#15 posted 08-18-2011 06:27 PM

That is a great box I love it and all the secrets you have put into it.

-- Tim - I usally measure twice after I cut......then I know for sure that I cut it short.....

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