wooden safe with working combo lock

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Project by Thesepaperwings posted 10-13-2014 01:27 AM 2941 views 6 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

All the fun things I get to make come from scraps and typically don’t have the option of being planned out. This little box is no exception, it was made with the tools I had with me and zero measuring involved. This was made for a proof of concept, but I think I will actually make one now out of better materials. This would have been a lot easier with a table saw and drill press.

This is stolen from Matthias as he came up with it years ago. I had a jig saw, router, cordless drill, staple gun and glue with me.

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#1 posted 10-13-2014 04:51 AM

I love it ,,, Well done !

-- Love thy neighbour as thyself

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#2 posted 10-13-2014 03:40 PM

I need something like that to keep meds where little hands can’t find them.

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#3 posted 10-13-2014 04:06 PM

Very well done!

-- “We all die. The goal isn't to live forever; the goal is to create something that will.” - Chuck Palahniuk

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#4 posted 10-13-2014 04:23 PM

Thanks, I hope at least people can look at some of these things and think “I could do that”.
I’m resourceful but I need someone else to have the initial inspiration.

The hinges are made from some scrap oak trim and my chopsticks from takeout.

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#5 posted 10-13-2014 06:45 PM

way cool

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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#6 posted 10-13-2014 07:15 PM

That is really cool, Great job

-- The Old Rednek Workshop

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#7 posted 10-13-2014 08:57 PM

Pretty sweet looking box! Nice job.

-- "someone has to be wounded for others to be saved, someone has to sacrifice for others to feel happiness, someone has to die so others could live"

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#8 posted 10-14-2014 12:28 AM

Great looking safe! Now you have a place to keep the family jewels!

-- Dean

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#9 posted 10-15-2014 09:14 PM

funny project
well done !

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#10 posted 08-31-2015 09:28 PM

Very cool.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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