|Project by UncleStumpy||posted 11-25-2012 08:56 AM||2710 views||8 times favorited||12 comments|
A friend of mine who is a Detective wanted me to make a gun safe for him and left it up to me to decide what it looked like. I figured everybody has a clock, so it wouldn’t be obvious. I put a hinged door on the front for a little fake-out and used Soss hinges for the hidden compartment, so the hinges wouldn’t show on the outside of the box.
I didn’t want the hidden compartment to be too deep and make the outside of the clock look too obvious that something was going on. So I measured my own semi-automaic and sized it that way. There was also room for another compartment for extra clips etc.
He liked it so much that he had me make 8 more for his brothers and brothers-in-law for Christmas gifts. I also made one for him to give his partner when he retired. Oh yeah, I made a Tambor style mantle clock/safe for his mothers bedroom side table. Ya gotta love a granny who’s packing!!!
-- "They don't want it perfect - they want it SPECIAL"