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Da Vinci Code Cryptex MK II

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For my second attempt at a Cryptex i decided to make it out of hand turned, fully metal components  the metals i am using are Brass and Aluminium. I wanted to make a metal follow up to my first Cryptex as a cheaper alternative to the ludicrously expensive ones you can buy online, i preferred the metal look as it makes it look more realistic so here it is!

Component list:
Inner Tube (Aluminim)
Middle Tube (Aluminium)
Outer Ring's (x6) (Brass)
Pins (x5)
End Caps (x2) (Brass)

Tools Used:
Metal  lathe 
Metal file
600-1200 grain sand paper
various measuring tools
drill

References/ inspiration:
http://www.instructables.com/id/My-very-own-Cryptex/
http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Make-a-Cryptex/
http://www.noblecollection.com/index.cfm?fa=products.product&id=NN5120&catid=55
http://www.instructables.com/id/Cryptex-3/

 
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Step 1: Designing the Cryptex

Thease are all of the designs and specifacations of the Cryptex, this covers almost all of the cryptex bar a few things that i changed during creation, for example the blocker ring that stops the keys from slideing off when the cryptex is open

Step 2: End Caps

Picture of End Caps
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to make the end caps i turned a solid brass bar that was approx. 50mm down to            i then used an ordinary metal file to curve the edges, after this i sanded and polished the metal so that it was perfectly smooth, then i cut the piece off at 30mm, it is crucial that the end caps are thick enough to be able to incorporate the inner and middle tubes. once the end caps were finished i then drilled out a section the  size of the tubes so they could be insurted and glued in place
Great job. Piece of art.
Impressive Suh!