wooden safe

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Project by corsi posted 627 days ago 2118 views 5 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

So this is a safe that I made for a welder at my collage. It measures 11”x8”x6 3/4” with all wood hinges and bradd rod pivot. This was made after the welding instructor gave me some oak boards and teak, all about 2” thick and 6”wide. All that he wanted in return was some locks for his grandkids to play with, that’s another post. The carcase is made of mahogany, the kind I have no idea, and the door and dial are maple. I wood burned the numbers and dashes. The dial was the first thing that I every turned and I think it turned out very nice. I gave the whole thing two coats of classic oak minwax stain with polyurathane followed by three coats of gloss plyurathane. I think it’s the best lock that i’ve made to date. Time to make was about 16 hours.

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#1 posted 627 days ago

Very cool corsi nice work.

-- Custom furniture

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#2 posted 627 days ago

I saw your locks and loved them… Now a SAFE? Wow! Very cool!

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

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#3 posted 627 days ago

Ditto’s on the pad locks. They look nice. The safe is cool too. You did a great job on the hinges and dial. Did you make the locking mechanism or can that be purchased?

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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#4 posted 627 days ago

Add my congradulations on a well built project.
May I ask where did you get the plans for the combination mechanism for the safe as I am interested in making one myself

-- Derek, Kent, UK,

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#5 posted 626 days ago

The locking mechinism isn’t that hard. If you want to make them the plans can be found in making more wooden working locks at the library or bookstore. Though it’s getting harder to find for some reason.

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#6 posted 625 days ago

Amaizing what can be done with wood!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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