|Project by TroutGuy||posted 10-29-2009 10:04 AM||2511 views||9 times favorited||22 comments|
I had a lot of fun making this, but you may never see a more UN-safe, anywhere! It could be called theft RESISTANT, and has about a 15 SECOND fire rating. It is also made entirely of wood….almost.
I patterned the lock mechanism after one I found online. It uses a standard three number combination. Making the lock mechanism is not rocket science, but getting the slots in the discs, in the right position, was a bit of a challenge.
The box (a 12” cube) is 3/4” birch shop ply, tongue & dado joined. For the lock, I used 3/4” birch shop ply, 3/4” oak, 1/4”, 1/2”, and 3/4” oak dowels, 1/4” tempered hardboard, 1” Delrin and 1/8” brass rod. The hinges and handle are jatoba, and the dial knob is birch. The finish is Silver – Rustoleum Hammered Finish spray paint. The hinges, handle and knob have a couple of coats of oil-based poly on them.
The drawing is a partial cutaway of the lock mechanism.
As always, my SketchUp model is available for the asking.
P.S. Don’t ask why the handle isn’t vertical when the safe is locked. It just isn’t, okay? :)
-- There is nothing in the world more dangerous, than a woodworker who knows how to read a micrometer...