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Project by TroutGuy posted 10-29-2009 10:04 AM 2511 views 9 times favorited 22 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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.

Enjoy,

Tim

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...





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carpentrymonster

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#1 posted 10-29-2009 11:01 AM

Hey, thats pretty cool! Projects with precision moving parts are very impressive. Lumberjocks should make a catergory for that.

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#2 posted 10-29-2009 11:33 AM

Great job. It’s very well made. Dont like the fire rating.LOL

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A Slice of Wood Workshop

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#3 posted 10-29-2009 01:58 PM

very unique. I like how the lock mech. looks made of wood. Are you going to be storing any wood products in it (wood money, a wooden gun, etc.)? haha

-- Tim- http://www.asliceofwoodworkshop.com; Twitter-@asliceofwood; Facebook-http://www.facebook.com/asliceofwood

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#4 posted 10-29-2009 03:09 PM

Very Cool Tim.

I think this is just great.

I’d love a copy of the SketchUp – I’ll PM you my address

-- I may be schizophrenic, but at least I have each other.

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#5 posted 10-29-2009 03:24 PM

very cool and I like the name lol

-- A hammer dangling from a wall will bang and sound like work when the wind blows the right way.

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#6 posted 10-29-2009 04:03 PM

good place to keep your wooden nickles

-- Smitty!!!

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Roper

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#7 posted 10-29-2009 04:10 PM

i like it alot tim, this piece is great, how long did it take you?

-- Roper - Master of sawdust- www.roperwoodturning.com

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drfixit

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#8 posted 10-29-2009 04:33 PM

Well I’m impressed, looked like it was a lot of fun to build!

-- I GIVE UP!!!! I've cut this @!&*!% board 3 times.... its still too short!

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#9 posted 10-29-2009 04:44 PM

Great idea

-- "so much to learn and so little time"..

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#10 posted 10-29-2009 05:30 PM

Fun and cool project Tim well done

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#11 posted 10-29-2009 05:31 PM

Very unique. If you forget the combination…...an axe would work!

-- Doug, New Mexico.......the only stupid question is one that is never asked!........don't fix it, if it ain't broke!

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#12 posted 10-29-2009 05:48 PM

COOL and NEAT!!!!!! Thanks for the post.

-- Only the Shadow knows....................

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Karson

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#13 posted 10-29-2009 06:46 PM

Very nice. Is there a drag on the swivel locks to keep them from moving when the one beside it moves.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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#14 posted 10-29-2009 10:07 PM

Nice. I always wanted to build a lock mech. Great job!

-- He said wood...http://hickbyassociation.blogspot.com/

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#15 posted 10-30-2009 02:55 AM

cool. I hope to figure out and build some locks myself. Nicely engineered!

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- http://blanchardcreative.etsy.com -- http://snbcreative.wordpress.com/

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