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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
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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.


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X-Carve CNC Machine –

Easel Design Software –

RFID electronic lock –

Remote control LED lights –

Bysonics wireless charger 2 pack –

DeWalt 20v cordless trim router –

DeWalt 20v cordless oscillating multi-tool –

DeWalt 20v battery + charger –

Bosch 1/8 round-over bit –

Bosch flush cut trim bit –


Fusion 360 CAD/CAM Design Software And Files:

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Lamp top:

Lamp side (x2):

Lamp back:

Lamp door:

Lamp shelf:

Lamp base:


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David Burrell

David Burrell - A 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.