|Project by Mike||posted 09-06-2015 09:07 PM||1070 views||2 times favorited||2 comments|
I’ve always loved boxes with a secret trick to opening them. This box uses pins, dovetails and rare earth magnets to keep it tightly closed as well as some misleading tricks to keep the opener off balance.
After I finished it I showed it to people and challenged them to try to open it. No one has gotten it without some tips and coaching.
It’s pretty simple once you slide the dovetail, held tightly in place with a pair of magnets, this moves a pin out of the way then you can open what appears to be the back of the box which is also held in place with pins and magnets.
The box is made from cherry and maple, the draw from birch plywood, all of which came from the scrap bin. I got tired of just making cutting boards. It’s finished with varnish.