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Secret lock box?

The Gopher's picture

Hello i want to build a nice keepsake box for my nephew and thought a box with a hidden lock would be pretty cool. I found one plan on amatuer woodworker but my simple mind had trouble with the plans for the lock. has anyone made a box like this or know of a good set of plans? thanks, Dan.

mudman's picture

(post #85523, reply #1 of 3)

If we told you it wouldn't bee a secret!


I've never made one. How about a normal looking top opening jewelry box. There is a keyhole in the front. However, the Key dosen't unlock the top lid, but allows a shallow false bottom tray to fall out from underneith.


 


Pardon my spelling,


Mike


Make sure that your next project is beyond your skill and requires tools you don't have. You won't regret it.

Pardon my spelling,

Mike

Make sure that your next project is beyond your skill and requires tools you don't have. You won't regret it.

Cincinnati's picture

(post #85523, reply #2 of 3)

This book has a few wooden boxes with interlocking secret compartments. It also has a safe made with a wooden spindle.


 


http://www.amazon.com/More-Working-Wooden-Locks-Complete/dp/0941936791/ref=pd_bbs_sr_2/103-8624823-2103000?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1180803628&sr=8-2


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DustyGeorge's picture

(post #85523, reply #3 of 3)

Dan,


The Summer 2007 issue of Scroll Saw Woodworking & Crafts has instructions for making a wooden puzzle vault based on the puzzle vault in The DaVinci Code.  Initially it looks quite complicated but the instructions are well written and I don't think it would be terribly difficult.  It only uses a scroll saw at a couple steps and they could be easily handled by a bandsaw, or a coping saw.  The main tools appear to be a router, drill press (some large forstner bits) and a belt or disk sander.  If you go to http://www.scrollsawer.com they offer a free copy of the summer issue as a sample.


I would like to build one myself but I have too many other things going right now.


Good Luck, George


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