Your mission, should you choose to accept it...

Discussion in 'The Club House' started by Mosin, Nov 2, 2012.

  1. Mosin

    Mosin Well-Known Member

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    Is to build one of these, then post a tutorial, pics, and video...

    [ame]http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=192_1351748690[/ame]


    This message will not self destruct. It will stay for posterity of awesomeness!!!!

    For those without video access, it is a bookshelf that has awesome hidden compartments, whee guns pop out of all types of hidden places. It's very well done, and worthy of any home.
     
  2. slog

    slog New Member

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    That's kinda slick, but some velcro straps under a desk will hold a mossberg persuader, only a couple of bucks.
     

  3. astroman

    astroman Supporting Member Supporter

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    That is awesome! Concept could apply to a number of furniture items, like entertainment centers, desks, etc. Thanks for posting.
     
  4. winds-of-change

    winds-of-change The Balota's Staff Member

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    That is incredibly awesome.
     
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  6. JTJ

    JTJ Well-Known Member Supporter

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    The old desk and secretaries had all kinds of hidden compartments. We had a roll top desk that had 16 small compartments. Some were big enough for a hand gun.
     
  7. tri70

    tri70 New Member

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    Did you build this? Very nice, my dad made hidden compartments in a pie safe. I will post later. More than meets the eye.....;)
     
  8. PC167

    PC167 New Member

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    Very nicely done... :-D
     
  9. Mosin

    Mosin Well-Known Member

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    I did not build this. I saw it and instantly thought of you guys.

    I saw a good one where a guy epoxied a metal cigar tube to a washer, then drilled a hole into the top of his bedroom door frame, then recessed the area around the hole to accommodate the washer. He painted the washer to match the door, and by using a magnet, he could pull the tube out of the top of the door frame.
    Very good spot.
     
  10. KG7IL

    KG7IL Active Member

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    yup, but I still have the ever present grandkids. (8 of them are in the 1 - 8 year old range. Good Idea, but won't work for me.
     
  11. KG7IL

    KG7IL Active Member

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    very well done and very cool.
     
  12. texaswoodworker

    texaswoodworker New Member

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    I want to build that! But I don't have the money. :(
     
  13. PC167

    PC167 New Member

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    I'd like to build one too, only smaller version... My father in law has all tools available, just need some mula.
     
  14. texaswoodworker

    texaswoodworker New Member

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    Yeah, I have the tools, just not the wood or the hardware. I've always wanted to do something like this.
     
  15. PC167

    PC167 New Member

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    Thats pricy part... I can't think of another way to talk about wood, without it making into the slips thread. Ha ha. :-D
     
  16. texaswoodworker

    texaswoodworker New Member

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    Trust me, I've heard the "so you work with wood" joke a lot. :rolleyes:

    I've actually though about getting a portable sawmill and milling my own wood. There is a TON of oak and cedar around here. They cost about $4000-$10000 (the one I want is closer to $6000), but they can save/earn you money if you do a lot of woodworking. You can also sell off what you don't use. :D
     
  17. PC167

    PC167 New Member

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    Yeah, if you could mill it yourself that would start paying for it in the end...Where's Norm Abram at when you need him :rolleyes:
     
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  18. WebleyFosbery38

    WebleyFosbery38 New Member

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    Thats a really awesome project and I think it could be done very reasonably with some creative collecting over time. Im one of those greeny type hoarders. My best projects are all done with reclaimed lumber that Ive found here and there! My entire kitchen is built out of reclaimed 60 year milled White Oak that I scavenged from our University Library when the gutted it. When I carted it off, it was broken, stained, and in some cases nearly dumpster material but I remilled every bit of it over a years period with a small planer, belt sanders and my table saw (3 pickup truck loads).

    I couldnt find a single knot in 1000 Board feet of this beautiful old growth lumber but it was rock hard and a bit tough on my Blades and belts! I build the most beautiful Mission style kitchen with 100% Oak cabinets for less than $1000 and that would have cost me nearly 15K if I had bough custom. Nobody has a clue its junk lumber, anyone that knows Hardwood looks at it and asks where I got such pristine wood, I call it my Library Oak Kitchen!

    The before and after pics are kinda cool! I even went to a roofer buddy of mine and had him break all the copper backsplash from a giant roll of stock he uses on high end roofs. The entire Copper thing cost me $250, a tile one would have been $1000+. The Granite counters are from a local Rock chopper that gave me a Cash in Hand, Trust no Man and down the road you go price of $1200 for the custom cut tops (heavy and scary), dont try that one unless your very lucky or very good, (IDK which one I was).
     

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  19. Vincine

    Vincine New Member

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    WoW! I've made 'Adirondack Chairs' and used to work for a pine mill. Hardwood is HARD and expen$ive to begin with! Let alone knot free. I'm impressed! A real carpenter.
     
  20. Mosin

    Mosin Well-Known Member

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    Awesome stuff websley!!! If anyone can undertake this mission it is you!!!