|Project by KelSnake||posted 02-10-2015 02:34 AM||1773 views||3 times favorited||7 comments|
Rolo is a “5 moves to open” vintage style puzzle box. Vintage in this case means that it is a used box that I sourced from a local antique store. Named Rolo because of the walnut part in the buttom shafts seen on front reminds me of the chocolate candy bar .
Could have I made the box, well sure. However there is great pleasure when building a puzzle box of this style as you get to work on the locking system straight away.
Each of the buttons push in and reverse polarity magnets repel the button back to its original position. The combination requires that a select combination of buttons pushed in and just the right ones left out will provide the right internal alignment in order for the lid lock to release.
There is a certain logic to figuring out which buttons might be the correct ones to push.
Once youi think you have the right selection, the bottom lock slider will move to the right.
The challenge for me here was to figure out a way to add the ornamental layers of Walnut and Curly maple to the ends of the existing 3/4” dowel. I attached a pic of my maybe too simple of a method. Clamp the block jig, pull the dowel through until the rough square end is touching the sanding belt, adjust incrimentally until perfect diameter has been reached.
-- Kel Snake, ~ Mystery By Design ~ http://www.woodlockplans.ca