Safe – Layout done – colour next

Mon, 27 Feb 2012

All the parts done and the layout complete. Just need to add colour!

Dial in the combination…

Slide down the sleeve…

Open the drawer. Ta daa!

One question. At the moment, the side of the box is open, I'm a mechanism geek so I like to see what is going on but it does mean that you can open the lock just by looking. Should it be covered? Should I make covered mechanism an option?

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Details of the drawer showing the flush mounted handle which gives you something to grab whilst at the same time allowing the sleeve to shut over the drawer front.

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Comments (9)

  • lunchweek February 27, 2012 at 3:24 pm

    A cover option would be

    A cover option would be great. I'm actually using your lock mechanisms to keep thing safe 🙂

  • frankenpaper February 27, 2012 at 3:30 pm

    I like seeing how things

    I like seeing how things work. I would leave it open. If you wanted to have it both ways you can have an optional cover that could be added to the model at any time.

  • Paper Vinny February 27, 2012 at 6:24 pm

    I have to say I would also

    I have to say I would also like a covered version as an option.  Either way though, I'm stoked to build one.  Thanks again Rob.

  • maxlrainer February 27, 2012 at 7:58 pm

    I prefer to see how things

    I prefer to see how things work. But isn't it a feature of a safe to hide things? So, an optional cover would be perfect.

    All in all an amazing addition to your paper locksmith work, Rob.

  • michael42er February 27, 2012 at 9:41 pm

    This construction is very

    This construction is very successful. I also like to see what is going. Maybe you can cover it with a symbolic paper lattice  in part.


  • Deal February 28, 2012 at 8:45 am

    This item is so

    This item is so exciting, Rob. I can hardly wait to get my hands on it to construct. As far as I'm concerned, I think the mechanism should be covered. But I'm sure there will be others that will wish it to be open, so I believe an option to do either would be a nice way to go. That adds a bit more complication for you, but would satisfy everyone.

    • umehta February 28, 2012 at 8:46 pm

      I agree, however, if it is

      I agree, however, if it is covered, people won't know if the lock used is real or paper!

  • tamaramonteau February 28, 2012 at 10:06 pm

    This is just what I’ve been

    This is just what I've been looking for! I've been working on reengineering the 1986 Broderbund Mechanical Bank. I have about half the pieces redrawn. The most serious flaw I saw in the design was a way to get the coins out. Now, put the safe and drawer under it and dress it up to match, and voi'la! A secure cat bank!

  • Dekpanza June 14, 2014 at 12:08 pm

    It lovely. I hope you enjoy

    It lovely. I hope you enjoy it!

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