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comments (1) September 30th, 2009 in Reader's Gallery

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Secret Box
Secret Box - CLICK TO ENLARGE

Secret Box

Photo: Andy Campbell

I designed this box to have a secret compartment contained within the lid which is only 3/4'' thick.Soss hinges were used to lift the lid and also the center section which swings up.The lift mechanism is opposing super magnets,which are constantly in tension.There are two 1/8''brass rods on the handle that keep it in place and hold the panel in place.A slight pull outwards on the handle lets the panel lift up.The tray is pulled down and open with a piece of ribbon.Several jigs were made to route the recesses precisely,leaving barely enough room for the hinges.I did make up a prototype box and worked through all the setup on that.

The shaping is done free hand with an angle grinder and sanders.

The title was inspired by the knots and swirls in the myrtlewood.


Design or Plan used: My own design - Andy Campbell

posted in: Reader's Gallery, box, carving, maple, inlay, art nouveau, myrtlewood, bloodwood


Comments (1)

magnolia56 magnolia56 writes: Too cool! I love this -- a secret compartment right on top. I've been thinking how innovative the concept is and wish there were more photos posted. The wood selections and finish are quite complementary.
Posted: 6:34 pm on October 1st

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