Introduction: Ice Cream Pint Lock

They
say that necessity is the mother of invention and while I don’t claim to have invented the idea of a pint lock, this is the first one I’ve ever seen out of the wood. In addition I love how outrageous it looks with that giant old school padlock on it!

This is made with some soft maple, a small brass hinge and the padlock of your choosing! Just make sure that it’s not too heavy, or you will not be able to keep your prize upright! (mine was right on the brink…) - See more at: http://lumberjocks.com/projects/105519#sthash.8Ra3Doub.dpuf

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seamster (author)2014-09-08

Nice!

If I did this in my house, my wife would just cut the bottom open with a utility knife!

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JM1999 (author)seamster2014-10-11

and then fill it with water and glue the bottom back on!

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kludge77 (author)seamster2014-09-08

This did little for the security of my dessert, but I did upset my spouse. So there is that! :)

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JON-A-TRON (author)2014-09-08

This is really a beautiful object. It's also hilarious.

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kludge77 (author)JON-A-TRON2014-09-08

Thanks! I like doing impractical woodworking! :)

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mopsiok (author)2015-04-26

You just made my day :D

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Olek410 (author)2015-03-12

I hear people saying that they cut the bottom of the cup. Well there is an easy fix(well sort of) you take the bottom half of the lock and just add on a wooden hollow drum to the bottom. Still great idea I plan to make it real soon.

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starforest (author)2015-01-30

Ha ha. Great idea.

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SpicyPandaCreations (author)2014-11-09

awesome build! i'm gonna show my gf's dad this project. he totally has everything you were using in his shop and loves quirky projects lol

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99016669 (author)2014-10-26

There's nothing a pair of bull cutters and a torch can't do!!!!

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ttowngirl (author)2014-10-21

Lol! Just perfect!

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JM1999 (author)2014-10-11

Cool 'ible, good job on the win!

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x burn (author)2014-10-06

nice

but i will open the cup from bottom

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mountainmasha (author)2014-09-28

Pints of ice cream don't usually make it into the freezer at my house . . . We're bad at self control. Who knows, maybe this could help!

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amandabestor (author)2014-09-28

genius!!

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luckybrand4987 (author)2014-09-21

It's nice to see someone following lock-out tag-out procedures in the home.

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CAbeachguy (author)2014-09-10

I'd tip it upside down and dribble some water into the key slot of the lock so that it freezes and you can't open it till it thaws.....along with the ice cream.

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NitroRustlerDriver (author)2014-09-10

Reminds me of this:

https://www.instructables.com/id/Wine-bottle-puzzle...

You could change your design up a bit and have a cup on the bottom with arms that folded up to the top piece. Then the bottom would be protected from people cutting it open.

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dmastin (author)2014-09-10

nuts just plain nuts!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! like a cloth chastity belt

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Snazzy_Girl_2003 (author)2014-09-10

Haha gunny

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King of Derby (author)2014-09-10

Icecream that lasts long enough to go in the freezer? Madness!

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nadeem5476 (author)2014-09-09

it should b locked with the grill of freezer

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boocat (author)2014-09-09

I'd pry off the bottom

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nezwez (author)boocat2014-09-09

Me too. From underneath then glue the circle back in for the surprise factor.

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snyder.crafting (author)2014-09-09

too funny! my husband said he would just cut out the bottom of the container.

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lol proving yet again that necessity is the mother of invention

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pfred2 (author)snyder.crafting2014-09-09

Great minds think alike. That was my instant thought.

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b1tbang3r (author)2014-09-09

I need this, even if it's just for the novelty!

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scaper (author)2014-09-09

Locking-up ice-cream so I cannot eat it. That is so cold!

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fixfireleo (author)2014-09-09

this is why i'm glad i'm SINGLE! but if someone were determined, they could just cut open the cardboard and eat their fill. i'm sure this is more about making a statement though than actual security.

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ClareBS (author)2014-09-09

That's really funny, I love it.

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mark.lambertus (author)2014-09-09

Looks cool but like mentioned easily bypassed maybe more effective if you made it from a PVC pipe and a capped end that locks for those who really need an ice cream protection system. If you need something more than that may have to do a instructable for converting a safe into a refrigerator or small frig into a safe?

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RobertA2 (author)2014-09-09

Ingenious and at the same time sad. I will abide by the "be nice" comment policy.

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kludge77 (author)RobertA22014-09-09

It's just for fun...

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Marsh (author)2014-09-09

The only thing I would have done differently is to hide the hinge screws so thay can't be seen unless it's unlocked. Good job.

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KLethal (author)2014-09-09

good one! I need one in the gallon size.. Lol..

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kludge77 (author)KLethal2014-09-09

Nice!

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robogeek78 (author)2014-09-09

This needs to be made so that it allows you to put the entire pint in a wood bucket so that it gets rid of the security vulnerabilities.

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kludge77 (author)robogeek782014-09-09

That should be in the 2.0 model!

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anjoze (author)2014-09-09

You have someone like my brother in your house :)

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CoyoteQuick (author)2014-09-08

Cool idea for keepin' fingers out of my Chunky Monkey but if someone did that to my ice cream in my freezer....I'd just put it in the oven

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wyldestyle (author)2014-09-08

great...i need one of these to protect me from my own stash of icecream...

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tomatoskins (author)2014-09-08

I love it! That would keep my roommates from eating my food.

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