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The Lost Treasure of One Tin Soldier

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Project by KelSnake posted 03-10-2015 12:28 AM 1205 views 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The Lost Treasure of One Tin Soldier

I was inspired by an old 60’s anti-war song called One Tin Soldier, and I had this really nice vintage box, but the interior space was pretty small to fit very much awesomeness. So, I had to figure out a way to keep the chest from being accessed.

It takes 35 moves to release the chest from its mount. There is an added unique feature in that this box is bottomless and has a few select sections that are cleverly locked into place.

I was able to use materials from my offcut bins and even managed to find and old padlock to go with it. There are two keys, one is very inaccessable (but possible if you have tiny enough fingers), the other is revealed once you move through the process of revealing new sections.

Materials used were Curly Maple, Bird’s Eye Maple, Walnut, Purpleheart, Oak, Wenge, Cherry, Spalted Maple, Red Cedar, Aromatic Cedar.

If you know the song, you just might guess what’s in the chest.

Questions, comments always appreciated. : )

-- Kel Snake, ~ Mystery By Design ~ http://www.woodlockplans.ca





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NormG

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#1 posted 03-10-2015 01:00 AM

Well done, great piece

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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#2 posted 03-10-2015 09:57 AM

Always liked the song and the box is very unique. Nice job.

-- Schooled in the advanced art of sawdust and woodchip manufacturing.

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mtenterprises

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#3 posted 03-10-2015 11:17 AM

For those nostalgic folks go here to see the cartoon – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mASbP3Eq1VE -
Great idea for a puzzle box, such a devious mind you have.

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KelSnake

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#4 posted 03-10-2015 11:38 AM

Hey thanks guys! ...me, a devious mind? ...hmmm, sounds like you know me, lmao!

-- Kel Snake, ~ Mystery By Design ~ http://www.woodlockplans.ca

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mtenterprises

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#5 posted 03-10-2015 12:05 PM

A thought for another puzzle; open a door/lid see the key in a mirror or set of mirrors as a teaser that makes it look like you could reach in and grab it. Don’t know how to do it but just a thought.

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#6 posted 03-10-2015 02:58 PM

and yet ANOTHER cool box.
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Peace, Bro!

(I know what’s in the box!)

-- Perform A Random Act Of Kindness Today ... Pay It Forward

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helluvawreck

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#7 posted 03-10-2015 04:32 PM

That is a very interesting piece. Nice work.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#8 posted 03-10-2015 04:39 PM

I really like your puzzle boxes and this is another great one. I SO want to try these. They look like so much fun to make and give.

-- We all make mistakes, the trick is to fix it in a way thats says "I meant to do that".

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KelSnake

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#9 posted 03-10-2015 10:49 PM

Thanks guys, ...just having some fun in the shop.
Its funny, I never quite know how its going to turn out until its finally done.

Finding these little boxes is half the fun, here is a pic of some of the shelves in the shop that I have filled with “found” boxes, lol. Needless to say, I won’t be running out of ideas any time soon. ; )

Thanks Joe, ...Peace, Bro!

-- Kel Snake, ~ Mystery By Design ~ http://www.woodlockplans.ca

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