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Homemade cryptex from PVC pipes.

The cryptex works much like a bicycle's combination lock, and if one arranges the disks to spell out the correct password, the tumblers inside align, and the entire cylinder slides apart. In the inner compartment of the cryptex, secret information can be hidden.

Step 1: Materials

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1) 1(1/4)" coupling (x1)
2) 1(1/2)" coupling (x4)
3) 2" coupling (x4)
4) 2" threaded ends caps (x2)
5) 1(1/4)" PVC pipe (x1)
6) 1(1/2)" PVC pipe (x1)
7) PVC glue
8) Bolts and nuts (x4)
9) Sand paper and dremel tool
10) Tape

The number of 1(1/2)" and 2" couplings, bolts and nuts, depends on how many dials you are making. (I used 4, because I made 4 dials)
 
jdrake71 year ago

I made this.

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cahillicus1 year ago

PVC cuts great on a chop saw. Definitely gonna do this with the kids and try is with nice straight cuts. Great instructable!

This is just a copy of a previous instructable just like your other instructable is. moderators please investigate.