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Project by Greg the Cajun Wood Artist posted 08-21-2020 10:12 PM 688 views 0 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’ve been making a lot of hidden compartment work lately.
Not sure of how much i want to post because it would not be hidden or secret anymore.
However, this one is very basic. 12×14x2-3/4”. It screws to the wall and has a rubber coated magnet to hold the pistol and another to hold another mag.
The sliding front is burned maple. I made quite a few fractal burned wood pieces but most are just wall hangings or tables.

-- Wood for projects is like a good Fart..."better when you cut it yourself" Don't take yourself so seriously. No one else does





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Monte Pittman

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#1 posted 08-21-2020 10:30 PM

Concealment is a big deal now.

Good job sir

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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therealSteveN

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#2 posted 08-21-2020 10:32 PM

Gotta hope the thieves who break into houses don’t read woodworking threads. Looks like it covers it up pretty well though.

-- Think safe, be safe

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pottz

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#3 posted 08-21-2020 10:34 PM

art with a bang,love it.great idea,i may steal that one.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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Greg the Cajun Wood Artist

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#4 posted 08-21-2020 10:44 PM



Gotta hope the thieves who break into houses don t read woodworking threads. Looks like it covers it up pretty well though.

- therealSteveN


Definitely…that is why I sell most of them and not posting photos.. Most have RFID locks

-- Wood for projects is like a good Fart..."better when you cut it yourself" Don't take yourself so seriously. No one else does

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MrWolfe

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#5 posted 08-21-2020 10:56 PM

Nice work Greg!
Wondered why you hadn’t been posting lately.
Great piece.
Jon

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DocSavage45

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#6 posted 08-22-2020 12:52 AM

always thinking! Nice Greg!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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Dark_Lightning

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#7 posted 08-22-2020 01:01 AM

Interesting fractal burning, and a nice hiding place. As long as you don’t have anyone under 18 around, you needn’t worry about locking it up. I have firearms, but I also have alternative measures that certainly aren’t going to be mentioned on an open forum.

-- Steven.......Random Orbital Nailer

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Eric

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#8 posted 08-22-2020 01:50 AM

Bullseye, great shot

-- Eric, building the dream

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grovemadman

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#9 posted 08-22-2020 09:27 PM

Very Cool!

-- "It is the job of the woodworker to hide his mistakes and keep a tight set of lips about them!"--Chuck

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#10 posted 08-22-2020 10:38 PM

Cool? Yes.

Dangerous? Yes, Yes, YES!

IMHO – ALL projects posted using Fractal Burning techniques should be removed if you don’t include a warning to others.

For anyone checking out this project due the interesting fractal burning, please note the

AWW has banned the use of Lichtenberg Fractal Burning and the publication of methods/materials due death of many wood workers:
https://www.woodturner.org/Woodturner/Resources/Safety-Materials/Safety-Fractal-Burning-Lichtenburg-Burning.aspx

There are many ways to get hurt working wood, but only a few ways to die instantly.
Fractal Burning is one of them.

A former woodworking club colleague of mine died using fractal burning. He had been using the method for several years, when a wire lost some insulation and he was electrocuted.
Poof, gone in a single instant.
There is NOTHING worse than smell of human flesh/muscle that has been cooked from inside out by high voltage electricity. It is so bad, will have a closed casket at your funeral.

PS – If you decide to practice fractal burning, be sure to teach your helpers or next of kin; that they should turn off the power at breaker before walking in same floor or touching your body; because they may be electrocuted trying to help you.

Be Safe, Not sorry.

-- If it wasn't for bad luck, I wouldn't have no luck at all, - Albert King - Born Under a Bad Sign released 1967

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Greg the Cajun Wood Artist

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#11 posted 08-23-2020 12:44 AM



Cool? Yes.

Dangerous? Yes, Yes, YES!

IMHO – ALL projects posted using Fractal Burning techniques should be removed if you don t include a warning to others.

For anyone checking out this project due the interesting fractal burning, please note the

AWW has banned the use of Lichtenberg Fractal Burning and the publication of methods/materials due death of many wood workers:
https://www.woodturner.org/Woodturner/Resources/Safety-Materials/Safety-Fractal-Burning-Lichtenburg-Burning.aspx

There are many ways to get hurt working wood, but only a few ways to die instantly.
Fractal Burning is one of them.

A former woodworking club colleague of mine died using fractal burning. He had been using the method for several years, when a wire lost some insulation and he was electrocuted.
Poof, gone in a single instant.
There is NOTHING worse than smell of human flesh/muscle that has been cooked from inside out by high voltage electricity. It is so bad, will have a closed casket at your funeral.

PS – If you decide to practice fractal burning, be sure to teach your helpers or next of kin; that they should turn off the power at breaker before walking in same floor or touching your body; because they may be electrocuted trying to help you.

Be Safe, Not sorry.

- CaptainKlutz


IF PEOPLE BECOME AFRAID OF EVERYTHING THAT HAS HURT OR KILLED SOMEONE IN THE PAST BECAUSE OF THEIR CARELESSNESS OR KLUTZINESS THERE WOULD NOT BE ANYTHING ELSE LEFT IN THIS WORLD FOR PEOPLE TO DO. A PERSON HAS TO BE SMARTER THAN THEIR TOOLS AND SMARTER THAN THEIR MATERIALS THEY ARE WORKING WITH.
EXTREME CAUTION AND SAFETY RARELY KILLS ANYONE…BUT CARELESSNESS SURELY WILL. IF YOU ARE NOT CONFIDENT IN YOUR ABILITY TO DO SOMETHING…THEN BY ALL MEANS DO SOMETHING ELSE

-- Wood for projects is like a good Fart..."better when you cut it yourself" Don't take yourself so seriously. No one else does

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CaptainKlutz

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#12 posted 08-23-2020 02:57 AM


IF PEOPLE BECOME AFRAID OF EVERYTHING THAT HAS HURT OR KILLED SOMEONE IN THE PAST BECAUSE OF THEIR CARELESSNESS OR KLUTZINESS THERE WOULD NOT BE ANYTHING ELSE LEFT IN THIS WORLD FOR PEOPLE TO DO. A PERSON HAS TO BE SMARTER THAN THEIR TOOLS AND SMARTER THAN THEIR MATERIALS THEY ARE WORKING WITH.
EXTREME CAUTION AND SAFETY RARELY KILLS ANYONE…BUT CARELESSNESS SURELY WILL. IF YOU ARE NOT CONFIDENT IN YOUR ABILITY TO DO SOMETHING…THEN BY ALL MEANS DO SOMETHING ELSE

- Greg the Cajun Wood Artist

Only a fool would take my warning personally. sigh.

Besides, me afraid? No

Am a electrical engineer trained to work with High Voltage. Am also trained in explosives, and used to blow stuff up all time. But it also means I know how to keep safe. Do you?

Anyone trained to work with HV knows it requires $500+ in personal protective gear to be safe. As no matter how safe the operator, you never know when someone ignorant of danger comes up behind and creates an accident that kills you or them.

Everyone needs to know the danger. That was my only purpose.

Practice good safety, don’t be ignorant and very sorry later!

-- If it wasn't for bad luck, I wouldn't have no luck at all, - Albert King - Born Under a Bad Sign released 1967

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Greg the Cajun Wood Artist

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#13 posted 08-23-2020 03:47 AM


IF PEOPLE BECOME AFRAID OF EVERYTHING THAT HAS HURT OR KILLED SOMEONE IN THE PAST BECAUSE OF THEIR CARELESSNESS OR KLUTZINESS THERE WOULD NOT BE ANYTHING ELSE LEFT IN THIS WORLD FOR PEOPLE TO DO. A PERSON HAS TO BE SMARTER THAN THEIR TOOLS AND SMARTER THAN THEIR MATERIALS THEY ARE WORKING WITH.
EXTREME CAUTION AND SAFETY RARELY KILLS ANYONE…BUT CARELESSNESS SURELY WILL. IF YOU ARE NOT CONFIDENT IN YOUR ABILITY TO DO SOMETHING…THEN BY ALL MEANS DO SOMETHING ELSE

- Greg the Cajun Wood Artist

Only a fool would take my warning personally. sigh.

Besides, me afraid? No

Am a electrical engineer trained to work with High Voltage. Am also trained in explosives, and used to blow stuff up all time. But it also means I know how to keep safe. Do you?

Anyone trained to work with HV knows it requires $500+ in personal protective gear to be safe. As no matter how safe the operator, you never know when someone ignorant of danger comes up behind and creates an accident that kills you or them.

Everyone needs to know the danger. That was my only purpose.

Practice good safety, don t be ignorant and very sorry later!

- CaptainKlutz

If fractal work is not for you then do not do it. I take pride in my work and my safety. You need to go do your soapbox preaching on your own post.!!!
I do not go onto your Lumberjock page and preach about explosives or whatever else you do.
After many years of fractal creations I have been entirely focused and careful of everything and every second I work with electricity.
I am not endorsing or encouraging fractal work to anyone…I am just posting a couple photos. Keep your ignorant comments to yourself…

-- Wood for projects is like a good Fart..."better when you cut it yourself" Don't take yourself so seriously. No one else does

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sansoo22

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#14 posted 08-23-2020 04:21 AM

I like the hidden compartment. I don’t seen any sort of retaining mechanism for the fire arm though. My concern would be I slide that open in a hurry and my side arm falls out in the dark and hits the floor.

I’m probably just not seeing it do to size of the image.

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Greg the Cajun Wood Artist

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#15 posted 08-23-2020 05:26 AM



I like the hidden compartment. I don t seen any sort of retaining mechanism for the fire arm though. My concern would be I slide that open in a hurry and my side arm falls out in the dark and hits the floor.

I m probably just not seeing it do to size of the image.

- sansoo22


It has a black rubber coated magnet holding the pistol in place. It definitely will securely hold any pistol. My heaviest handgun is a Glock 17 and is very secure. I also use magnets to hold 3 mags in place. Amazon has a good selection of rubber coated magnets of varying strengths for both handguns and long guns..

-- Wood for projects is like a good Fart..."better when you cut it yourself" Don't take yourself so seriously. No one else does

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