Popular Woodworking 2009-11 № 179, страница 44

Popular Woodworking 2009-11 № 179, страница 44

Secret drawers and hidden compartments are as much fun to create as they are to discover.

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hen I was a teenager, I met a cantankerous old lumber guy. You know the type - a little too disgruntled to actually have the term "customer service" apply, but with enough raw instinct to look deep within a log to find that special board. I had amateur and professional woodworkers alike tell me they just couldn't deal with him, but I just kept going back. The wood was too good, and I liked the old guy.

Over the years I saw the quality and quantity of his lumber increase at a rate that far exceeded that at which my skills were developing. We became friends through our

Don't be surprised. Behind the prospectus of a fall-front desk is a great secret area. Understand how the lock works and a world of secrets might be divulged - if, that is, the prospectus is made to remove.

54 ■ Popular Woodworking November 2009

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