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MsDebbieP

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1018 days ago

Topic tags/keywords: secret hidden tips tricks

what are your tips/tricks re: including a secret/hidden compartment in a project?

mechanisms? camouflage? location? other tips…

 

(also add links to helpful blogs etc that are related to the topic)
 

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Richard

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#1 posted 1018 days ago

It’s a secret we could tel you but then, Well you know the rest of the story. :)

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Bill White

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#2 posted 1018 days ago

I will often build a false bottom in cabinets or book cases.
Bill

-- bill@magraphics.us

#3 posted 1018 days ago

I built a tall clock into the corner of our library and made it so it will swivel to reveal a compartment behind, then there’s another hidden shelf behind that.
In another location I have two drawers that have no pulls, but when a book stand is placed in just the right place on the top above them a large magnet in the book stand trips open a shop made spring latch so they can open.
I’m fascinated with hidden compartments and secret latches.

But those are the only ones I’m going to tell you about!

ddwwb

-- Will trade wife's yarn for tools.

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Brit

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#4 posted 1018 days ago

I’m saying nothing, but in years to come someone will find the map to the treasure.

-- Andy -- Old Chinese proverb say: If you think something can't be done, don't interrupt man who is doing it.

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tom427cid

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#5 posted 1017 days ago

Yup,
That’s why we callz ‘em sekret!!!!
tom

-- "certified sawdust maker"

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mafe

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#6 posted 1017 days ago

My mouth is sealed.
But my heart sends you a warm tought.
Best thoughts,
Mads

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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GaryK

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#7 posted 1017 days ago

I posted these a while ago so they are not secret anymore.

Click for details

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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lilredweldingrod

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#8 posted 1017 days ago

I’m glad I went senile, You can’t blame me for spilling the beans…..................Hey, anyone know where these beans came from?..................................... Dang, what was I talking about?............................

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bubbyboy

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#9 posted 1017 days ago

When I built a new 7 foot long master bathroom vanity I built the toe kick a little taller, Then when you remove the 2 lower drawers located on bottom , there is a false bottom beneath those with 2 fireproof safes located underneath. They actually end up being in the toe kick area which is all dead space anyway. So, unless you actually removed the two full extension guided drawers you never know that they are there. I figured with all the money I was going to be making, being a contractor that I would soon out grow the two safes and need more room. I should have just built a compartment for a change purse it would have been more appropriate. LOL

-- I just don't understand. I have cut it 3 times and it is still to short.

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#10 posted 164 days ago

I use “Tot Locks” to make Secret compartments, but add a bullet latch to put some spring tension against the door, pushing against the Tot lock, so it is held still locked unless you push against the door to allow the tot lock to release while the magnet is telling it to.

-- For the properly prepared, Disaster may be mere Inconvenience.

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