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Make a custom accent light with a secret with the X-Carve CNC from Inventables

By April 19, 2021July 6th, 2021CNC, DIY, How-To, Start to Finish
Neo7cnc lamp

So…. sometimes I want a little candy and my kids have always found any secret spot where my wife or I have hidden stashes.  That predicament led me to this fun project.

It’s an unsuspecting looking bedside table or accent light that has a secret storage compartment in the top.  There are no obvious unlocking mechanisms on it which aids in it’s secrecy.  I used an RFID card reading lock on the top.  When you place the correct RFID card on a certain spot on the top…  the front door opens.  So not only do you need the RFID card to open it… you also have to know where to place it.

The construction is fairly simple and you can have a lot of fun customizing this project to make it your own.  It took a while for the kids to figure it out 🙂

Links to the items used for the project are down below.  Many thanks to Inventables for sponsoring my candy habit.

 

Affiliate links to the items used in this project: (Thanks for your support!)

X-Carve CNC Machine – https://bit.ly/2xvzHwk

Easel Design Software – https://bit.ly/2Vf0FBH

RFID electronic lock – https://amzn.to/3dBe6Te

Remote control LED lights – https://amzn.to/2A6m2gE

Bysonics wireless charger 2 pack – https://amzn.to/372CSJt

DeWalt 20v cordless trim router – https://amzn.to/2MB0qLU

DeWalt 20v cordless oscillating multi-tool – https://amzn.to/30hp8ZR

DeWalt 20v battery + charger – https://amzn.to/3czlLQF

Bosch 1/8 round-over bit – https://amzn.to/2rCdB83

Bosch flush cut trim bit – https://amzn.to/2OpT7IQ

 

Fusion 360 CAD/CAM Design Software And Files:

Try Fusion360 CAD/CAM design software http://aklam.io/hiHjFf

Lamp top: https://a360.co/2BEG0Q7

Lamp side (x2): https://a360.co/30py2EX

Lamp back: https://a360.co/2A4HBhu

Lamp door: https://a360.co/3gXOPV7

Lamp shelf: https://a360.co/3gYwo2U

Lamp base: https://a360.co/3gXgyW4

 

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David Burrell

About David Burrell

David Burrell is a husband, father of 3, lifelong inventor, designer and creator. Besides being a CNC enthusiast and maker, he also invented the LoopAlien and patented QuickIT cord attachment devices that were successfully launched on Kickstarter.