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  • mikevanin commented on TracRat's instructable Wooden Puzzle Lock For Secret Door5 months ago
    Wooden Puzzle Lock For Secret Door

    This is such an excellent idea, Casey! My wife and I love the Myst series (must play them again, soon) and have made a few projects along their themes, over the years. Seeing your implementation of a hidden cabinet with all the elements of a typical Myst puzzle has persuaded me to do something similar. I came here looking for ideas to build a puzzle lock for a side door on a new garage I'm building (I hate having to fetch a remote or keys if I'm already in the garden and want to pop in to my workshop or the garage). I usually install my own electronic locks with a keyboard - but I have also made a puzzle lock for a gate that I needed to be able to open without electrics. When I retired, I treated myself to a decent-sized laser cutter, so I am able to make quite high-precision parts. If...see more »This is such an excellent idea, Casey! My wife and I love the Myst series (must play them again, soon) and have made a few projects along their themes, over the years. Seeing your implementation of a hidden cabinet with all the elements of a typical Myst puzzle has persuaded me to do something similar. I came here looking for ideas to build a puzzle lock for a side door on a new garage I'm building (I hate having to fetch a remote or keys if I'm already in the garden and want to pop in to my workshop or the garage). I usually install my own electronic locks with a keyboard - but I have also made a puzzle lock for a gate that I needed to be able to open without electrics. When I retired, I treated myself to a decent-sized laser cutter, so I am able to make quite high-precision parts. If I do use your idea for my garage lock, I'll come back here and let you know.Well done - and thanks for publishing your project. I feel guilty for not having the patience to document any of my projects as an instructable. I'm so glad that you did!

    This is such an excellent idea, Casey! My wife and I love the Myst series (must play them again, soon) and have made a few projects along their themes, over the years. Seeing your implementation of a hidden cabinet with all the elements of a typical Myst puzzle has persuaded me to do something similar. I came here looking for ideas to build a puzzle lock for a side door on a new garage I'm building (I hate having to fetch a remote or keys if I'm already in the garden and want to pop in to my workshop or the garage). I usually install my own electronic locks with a keyboard - but I have also made a puzzle lock for a gate that I needed to be able to open without electrics. When I retired, I treated myself to a decent-sized laser cutter, so I am able to make quite high-precision parts. If...see more »This is such an excellent idea, Casey! My wife and I love the Myst series (must play them again, soon) and have made a few projects along their themes, over the years. Seeing your implementation of a hidden cabinet with all the elements of a typical Myst puzzle has persuaded me to do something similar. I came here looking for ideas to build a puzzle lock for a side door on a new garage I'm building (I hate having to fetch a remote or keys if I'm already in the garden and want to pop in to my workshop or the garage). I usually install my own electronic locks with a keyboard - but I have also made a puzzle lock for a gate that I needed to be able to open without electrics. When I retired, I treated myself to a decent-sized laser cutter, so I am able to make quite high-precision parts. If I do use your idea for my garage lock, I'll come back here and let you know.Well done - and thanks for publishing your project. I feel guilty for not having the patience to document any of my projects as an instructable. I'm so glad that you did!

    This is such an excellent idea, Casey! My wife and I love the Myst series (must play them again, soon) and have made a few projects along their themes, over the years. Seeing your implementation of a hidden cabinet with all the elements of a typical Myst puzzle has persuaded me to do something similar. I came here looking for ideas to build a puzzle lock for a side door on a new garage I'm building (I hate having to fetch a remote or keys if I'm already in the garden and want to pop in to my workshop or the garage). I usually install my own electronic locks with a keyboard - but I have also made a puzzle lock for a gate that I needed to be able to open without electrics. When I retired, I treated myself to a decent-sized laser cutter, so I am able to make quite high-precision parts. If...see more »This is such an excellent idea, Casey! My wife and I love the Myst series (must play them again, soon) and have made a few projects along their themes, over the years. Seeing your implementation of a hidden cabinet with all the elements of a typical Myst puzzle has persuaded me to do something similar. I came here looking for ideas to build a puzzle lock for a side door on a new garage I'm building (I hate having to fetch a remote or keys if I'm already in the garden and want to pop in to my workshop or the garage). I usually install my own electronic locks with a keyboard - but I have also made a puzzle lock for a gate that I needed to be able to open without electrics. When I retired, I treated myself to a decent-sized laser cutter, so I am able to make quite high-precision parts. If I do use your idea for my garage lock, I'll come back here and let you know.Well done - and thanks for publishing your project. I feel guilty for not having the patience to document any of my projects as an instructable. I'm so glad that you did!

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