04 March 2013

Secret Compartment, Two




Herewith another view of the centre drawer, but if you look very carefully at the rear set of dovetails, they don't look quite right...one of the pins is a bit narrow.  Another one of my innumerable cock -ups because it should have been made a bit wider as the secret keyway:

...slides back to reveal a small 4mm hole and the insertion of...

...suitable finger pressure on a specially designed steel pin...


















...reveals another hidden compartment cunningly concealed within the dovetail.  Those eagle-eyed perusers of this missive who spotted that the drawer front looked a little thick can without doubt polish their halo's a little more.  Those who didn't ought shuffle to the back of the room in shame...

Technically speaking, a drawer front should be around 18mm but in order to make a reasonably sized space within the compartment (which happens to be 10mm) I had to make the front 20mm thick but that in itself caused a problem as it only left 2mm thickness to rout out a thin mortise for the handle.

The overall result isn't too bad and was quite an interesting exercise in making these sorts of secret compartments.

2 comments:

Jonas Jensen said...

That is really clever thought out. Nice work too.
Brgds Jonas

Andy said...

I'd love to see a WIP of how you did this one day Rob.

cheers

Andy