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12-05-2010 04:10 AM

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anyone have any plans i can use to make this?
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I don’t want to make the locket, I want to make a box.

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#1 posted 12-05-2010 05:56 AM

Good trick!! Let us know when and if yoiu find out :-)

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#2 posted 12-05-2010 06:22 AM

Mafe will make it and turn it into a cool little grease box.

My guess would be that the lid pivots are magnetic. The main body pivot could be a wood or metal post.

The photo pivots into one of the two matching holes when the lid is closed, but I’m not sure what it would pivot on and what would cause it to pivot out of the hole when the lid is open.

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#3 posted 12-05-2010 06:38 AM

I have my parts cut, and I am pretty baffled. I have watched several different videos on these things, including sketchup designs. The sketchup designs are cool, but aren’t logical. I have to figure it out, as this is a commissioned piece and has to be done by the 18th. I’ll post if I get it figured out. Until then, it would be great to see some LJ’s coming up with answers with good logical how to posts so I can get this thing built by my deadline. Thanks guys and gals

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#4 posted 12-05-2010 07:03 AM

I’m sure you’ve seen this….

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#5 posted 12-05-2010 07:10 AM

Wow…. $360

http://www.etsy.com/listing/63622147/illusionist-locket-899-magic-silver?ref=srgallery1&gasearchquery=illusionist+locket&gasearchtype=handmade&ga_page=&order=&includes[0]=tags&includes[1]=title&filter[0]=handmade

Looks like some special mechanical thing the wood is built around.

Good luck with that!

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#6 posted 12-05-2010 07:31 AM

You want to make a box that works on the same principle?

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#7 posted 12-05-2010 08:18 AM

Childress, I seen that in the search but didn’t watch it because I didn’t think anything of it. That’s the first one Ive seen that shows it apart. Thanks. I don’t need to be to crazy fancy. I just need to have it go from a pill shape to a heart shape, then open up into a box. I saw the original illusionist locket and how nice and elaborite it is. I don’t care about that one. Just the principle

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#8 posted 12-05-2010 08:29 AM

You have one pivot point with 2 pieces opening and closing. Now, you have two pieces that need to swivel. If you look at the pictures on Etsy, you will see a machined track those 2 pieces run in and 2 metal parts will be required to run in the track that they are attached to. It looks to me the thing probably swivels to a stop position and back to the other.

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#9 posted 12-05-2010 01:49 PM

Here another version:

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#10 posted 12-05-2010 01:57 PM

Yet one:
http://www.instructables.com/id/Illusionist-Heart-Locket/#step1

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#11 posted 12-05-2010 02:52 PM

here is one that show how the lock is build

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g3jwVMIz4PQ&feature=player_embedded

good lock Keith
Dennis

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#12 posted 12-05-2010 04:29 PM

Looks like there are several ideas on how to create this. I browsed Youtube for a while and found this version

Not the best video, but it gives you an idea of how it can be done. Seemed to be one of the more robust ideas.

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#13 posted 12-05-2010 10:56 PM

That really shows the power of Lumber jocks searching :-))

Dennis, thanks, I envisioned a more complex system that that!

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#14 posted 12-06-2010 12:39 AM

Topa I think its only one of many ways of doing it , but this is realativ a simple way of building it
and cuold be transferred to a boxlock
thow I like that one with the magnetic centerpiece

Dennis

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#15 posted 12-06-2010 12:44 AM

This shows it pretty clearly, I think :-)

http://www.metacafe.com/watch/4548982/build_the_locket_from_the_illusionist/

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