A pendulum version of the Gun Safe

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Project by UncleStumpy posted 11-25-2012 09:05 AM 2784 views 3 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My sister wanted a pendulum version of the gun safe for her bedroom (she has several pistols).
Pretty much the same as the others I listed. The last pic shows that the Soss hinges work pretty well.

-- "They don't want it perfect - they want it SPECIAL"

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#1 posted 11-25-2012 01:11 PM

Very attractive… and I like those hinges… well done.

-- Al H. - small shop, small projects...

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Monte Pittman

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#2 posted 11-25-2012 02:33 PM

Very nice.

I am not messing with your sister either! :-)

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#3 posted 11-25-2012 06:59 PM

Another nice job. Thanks again for the great idea.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#4 posted 11-26-2012 12:38 AM

Very nice. My Mom-in-law has about a dozen different clocks hanging in her house, I wonder if there may be some home protection in any or maybe all of them.. :)

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#5 posted 12-18-2014 02:50 PM

That is really cool. I like hidden places on projects.Ii really like those hinges. Where can a guy buy them?

Thanks, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#6 posted 12-18-2014 10:06 PM

Jim, I once sold 10 of these clocks (without the pendulums) to a Police Detective from Tennessee for his cop buddies and his Mother! They are great for concealing pistols and spare magazines and ammo.

Anyway the hinges are called Soss hinges. They are sort of a bear to get right, I finally made a template.
But once they are in right, they sit really, really flush and as you can see in the last pic, the seam is almost invisible.

Rockler has them, but like all of their stuff, they are costly. Woodcraft is more reasonable, but I think everybody has them. I once made a killing on Ebay and got a whole bunch for a super price.

-- "They don't want it perfect - they want it SPECIAL"

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