|Project by Edward83||posted 07-07-2010 06:09 PM||6714 views||15 times favorited||11 comments|
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.
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