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Old 05-01-2013, 03:45 PM
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Here is a recently completed piece, a contemporary version of a classic Campaign Lapdesk.

Article with many, many images . and where the secret hiding spots are . !

http://www.inthewoodshop.com/Furniture/Lapdesk.html

Do I retain the fourth hidey hole?

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Wonderful, simple execution. And I loved the hidden compartments!

Thanks for sharing -

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Old 05-03-2013, 03:42 AM
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Beautiful project, Derek!

I'm working on a military chest for a Masonic Lodge out of walnut. Like yours, it is not a reproduction; just inspired by the style. I have a long way to go...
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Old 05-06-2013, 02:22 PM
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Great work Derek. The hidden compartments are intriguing, and I think, not over done[unless you're just tired of coming up with them..]
That she-oak is something else.
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Old 05-06-2013, 05:11 PM
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The dilemma faced was what to do with the centre interior panel. Keep it or ditch it.

I must admit that I preferred the simple basic version (sans centre section) where I could see the nice console ...



... versus ...



I did come up with a new idea for the centre section - I removed it, pulled it apart and rebuilt it .. smaller ...

The idea was to create a stand for an iPad (and save the fourth hidden drawer). This could be built on the inside of the main lid.



It can be hinged back to support the iPad, like this ...



The edges of the "cassette" are beveled and the result does make it thinner looking in real life ..



... and the hidden drawer was there all along!



But I am not convinced. The hinges remain on the shelf. I shall sleep on it awhile.

Thoughts?

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