This is a white oak box that I made. The handle twists and reveals a small hole. When you put a toothpick into the hole and push it moves the lock and allows the box to open.
COBRUCE10 months ago
bfwitt3 years ago
i need blueprints now for this i found the answer to my tech project in school please post plans within a week
TXTCLA554 years ago
I can only imagine what fun it must have been making that hook. :P
Mrballeng4 years ago
Hey? Where's all the other cool stuff you've made? Great work.
Logan934 years ago
hey berky93 you should post an instructable for that one, that would be a really cool project to see! great project r3nrut!
r3nrut (author) 4 years ago
I added a diagram of the lock. Hope it helps.
rrfxxxr4 years ago
Nice project, this could be used to secure a false bottom of a larger (deeper) box or drawer.
KittyF5 years ago
The constant shifting photos make it harder to read the comments which change before I can even mouse over the comments. the pause doesn't let me continue to next frame one at a time and over all is very confusing. I'd rather click on each photo to see as I desire.
hit the pause between the arrows and click the arrows to cycle through the pictures
Kociubinska4 years ago
I think a pair of magnets hidden e.g. in the table top, or a book could activate the catches in the box when placed in the correct position. This would make ir really difficult to solve, but perhaps the rule here to make everything of wood. I like the idea anyway.
hawgnutz4 years ago
Very nicely done! One thing to improve it.... if you used a mortise for the hinges and screwed them into the top of the sides, you would not be able to get into the box by removing the hinges....LOL Or, you could use barrel hinges, too.

I will have to make one like this when I get back to my shop!

vince 095 years ago
this is genius thanks for posting it can we get a close up of the notched wood piece in the box
yespotato5 years ago
where is the instructable for this.
or just a fill pic of the inside and the thing u push with the toothpick
where is the INSTRUCTABLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
nopasanada25 years ago
nice job!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!how do you make the nootch wood to come back and forward?
r3nrut (author)  nopasanada25 years ago
The wood is thick enough to where it won't break, but thin enough so the toothpick can bend it back.
that dosnt make sents. wouldnt the toothpick break. i never seen somthing that thick bend. i guess i need better pics.
andrixx5 years ago
 Very nice creation! Can you please post some more information or a picture of how the lock works? I can't really see how the part you push with the toothpick can move. 
gmjhowe5 years ago
 A great modification for this box, would be to drill a grid of holes, where by only one of the holes works.
r3nrut (author)  gmjhowe5 years ago
Ya, but I would have to make a lot and it wouldn't look very good.
j626no r3nrut5 years ago
  I don't think you understand gmjhowe....only one hole is functional but drill a 5x5 grid of holes (or however many you'd like).  This way somebody might just think its an air vent or something.  You could even use a stencil and lay the holes out in a pattern, that way nobody would be the wiser...you'd just see a bunch of holes that create maybe a smiley face for example. 
jumpertoad5 years ago
this is cool. post an instructable on how to make it
berky935 years ago
I have a puzzle box similar to this that has a fake latch on it, you should put one on. what I mean is, there is a small notch all the way around the box about 1/2 inch down and about 2mm wide to make it appear there is a lid right there. there is also a latch attached over the notch to complete the illusion. The real lid to the box is a small piece of wood in the top, which is slid off by a switch in the bottom disguised as the feet of the box.