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Project by Edward83 posted 1482 days ago 3624 views 14 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a red oak Box with a combination lock on it. It was tedious and awesome to make. It was one of those projects that kept me up at night, wanting to just trash it but when the end was in sight I just had to go for the finish line. It is styled after the standard Master Combo lock with the tumblers and a lever to unlock the mechinism. I took a few pics before It was actually completed because the finished box does not open to reveal the working parts, it stops just before. All in all I am very pleased with how it turned out. The last two pics are the skeleton in open and closed positions, the pin slides into the handle when locked. This lock is made entirely from red oak except the birch dowl, the tumblers are oak ply, and the pointer is purple heart for a splash of color. Thanks for looking!
Ps the best thing about this whole project was showing it to my six year old brother, with everyone impressed and marvelling at the box he said “Yeah but he’s smart because he knows how to draw a dragon”

So I wanted to draw up some plans but I am still pretty new at sketchup and instead of making you guys wait I found a site that explains a combo lock pretty simply and with a little engineering I am sure you guys can make some incredible stuff.
http://home.howstuffworks.com/home-improvement/household-safety/security/inside-lock.htm

-- Praise God in all things, especially the bad things because they make the best learning experiences.





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JVallario

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#1 posted 1482 days ago

That is soooo cool

-- John

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Joe Lyddon

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#2 posted 1482 days ago

Yes… very cool!

Any way you can go into simple detail on the combination/lock?

Links to something?

Really, very nice!

Thank you.

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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Eric_S

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#3 posted 1482 days ago

Very cool, I hope you numbered those ticks before closing up the box lol.

-- - Eric Indianapolis, IN

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Jim Crockett (USN Retired)

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#4 posted 1482 days ago

Great box – love the combination lock. Very unique.

Jim

-- A veteran is someone who, at one point in his/her life, wrote a blank check made payable to "The United States of America," for an amount of "up to and including his/her life".

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CharlieM1958

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#5 posted 1482 days ago

Stuff like this blows my mind!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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Div

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#6 posted 1482 days ago

Niiiice!!! I really like this kind of engineering in timber. This one must have kept you busy for some time! You obviously know a lot about locks…

-- Div @ the bottom end of Africa. "A woodworker's sharpest tool should be his mind."

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Edward83

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#7 posted 1482 days ago

Hey Joe, I don’t know how simple you want me to make it, I still work on graph paper haha. But I am going to attempt to draw it up on some computer program and get it to ya.

-- Praise God in all things, especially the bad things because they make the best learning experiences.

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Joe Lyddon

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#8 posted 1482 days ago

Edward83: Thank you… but make it for us... not just me…

Looking forward to seeing what you did…

You could always scan it to a jpg… & post the pic.

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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mcoyfrog

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#9 posted 1482 days ago

Great work, i dig it..

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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Woodwrecker

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#10 posted 1482 days ago

That is one of the coolest projects I’ve seen lately!

-- Having fun...Eric

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OttoH

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#11 posted 1482 days ago

Very nice lock box, great configuration on the inner workings!

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