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Hidden drawer handgun box "I,ve Got Secrets"

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Project by poospleasures posted 1108 days ago 5081 views 39 times favorited 23 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 love the smell of sawdust in the morning. Vernon





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Bertha

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#1 posted 1108 days ago

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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sgtq

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#2 posted 1108 days ago

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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CharlieM1958

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#3 posted 1108 days ago

I love the ingenuity!

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

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lightweightladylefty

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#4 posted 1108 days ago

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

L/W

-- Jesus is the ONLY reason for ANY season.

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SheriDi

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#5 posted 1108 days ago

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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hingeman

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#6 posted 1108 days ago

Cleverly though out and executed – thanks.
Andrew.

-- Andrew Crawford, Shropshire, UK http://www.box-making.com

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Ken90712

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#7 posted 1108 days ago

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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RogerBean

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#8 posted 1108 days ago

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.
Roger

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

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MShort

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#9 posted 1108 days ago

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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terrilynne

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#10 posted 1108 days ago

Very nice. Great craftsmanship.

-- Terri, Rocky Mountain High Colorado!

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littlecope

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#11 posted 1108 days ago

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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SgtSnafu

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#12 posted 1108 days ago

Well done – Great looking box of secrets..

Thanks for sharing

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

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itsmic

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#13 posted 1108 days ago

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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shopmania

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#14 posted 1108 days ago

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

-- Tim, Myrtle Beach, DrTim@ONeillChiro.com- Just one more tool, that's all I need! :)

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Time2beupinAZ

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#15 posted 1108 days ago

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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