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Thanks for the tip! I'll use it next time.
Changing the combination is fairly simple. In the disc where the letters go there is a notch on the inside where the key slides in. Put the letter you want in your combination in the indent on the outside that sits at the same angle as the notch on the inside. The next letter should be the next in the alphabet, so if you letter on the disc you're working on is g, then h should be the next and so forth. When you reach z add the "a" letter and work your way up to the letter you added first. Do this for all the disc.
When I made it I used sillicone lubricant like the kind one would use on bearing shafts. Afterward I sprayed WD-40 on the inside of the assembled cryptex to make it easier for the two parts to slide together.
Hi, sorry for answering so late. I can't redraw everything for 5mm. plywood and keep it the same size. But you can just scale all the parts by 5/3 and everything should work.
I currently do not sell it, but I might be able to do so in the beginning of next year. I have purchased a laser cutter to have at my home. I will notify you when I get it, if you are still interested in buying one. I also have to figure out how much it will cost, either as a kit or a final product. The finished product might be quite costly since it takes a long time to assemble it.
That is correct.
Thank you for making 3D-files! I am very sorry that I completely forgot to make the 3D-files as I promised. I've been a bit too busy with school lately. If you have any questions, feel free to ask!
I hope it makes sense.
I am planning to do a 3D assembly and upload it to grabCAD where you can see all the files in the exploded view, and where you can also download the assembly. I hope to have it ready by this weekend.
The part of the ratchet mechanism with the spring, is glued to the letter disc. The part with the gears on is glued to the dividers, which are secured with the bars on the inside. So the ratchet mechanism with the gears are static.
And the rings without the letters, are there for the ratches mechanism to work. They are glued to the inner bars, which keeps them from rotating, and the also keep the letter discs in place, so the whole thing does not fall apart, once it has been opened. Think of them like washers on a nut.
Hi,Thanks, it makes me very happy that people like my project. The video should be on the first page of the instructable. If you for some reason can't see it, then here is a link: - Daedalus
Because the parts at the current scale only fit together with 3 mm. plywood.
Looks really nice. What size is it?
1:1 if you work in millimeters.
I used 3 mm. thick wood. But if that is not accessible then you can use whatever size you have and scale the file accordingly. Eg. if you have 4 mm. wood then you have to scale it by 133.33...% (4mm./3mm.*100%)
No, I am afraid not.
I am not sure what you mean? The instructables is the instruction.
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