|Project by KelSnake||posted 02-13-2015 02:48 AM||821 views||0 times favorited||4 comments|
I had this idea one day to make a puzzle box where there is a variety of mysterious holes and pins. One of those pins needs to come out to be able to interact with the other empty holes. Just for fun I added a ‘red herring” to distract and confuse. It’s named Taj for the bone inlay of the Taj Mahal seen on top.
There are three locking systems at play here which takes 8 moves to open. Some of the locking devices found inside are already unlocked, and don’t become locked until you push the pin/hole in. The overall layout of the locking system requires that each part be released in order.
I thought that all of the recessed carving helped to disguise/camoflauge the holes and pins that cover the box.
As always, it was an enjoyable time in the shop tinkering with little parts and sorting out the mechanics.
-- Kel Snake, ~ Mystery By Design ~ http://www.woodlockplans.ca