My First K'nex Safe
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- Uses 2 keys
- Has 6 bolts
- More compact than the first
- More storage space than the first
- Pretty solid, door is securely held in place by bolts
Step 1: Components
Make the following in the quantity stated:
Image 1: Make 1. Part A
Image 2: Make 2. Part B
Image 3: Make 3. Part C
Image 4: Make 4. Part D
Image 5: Make 6. Part E
Image 6: Make 6. Part F
Image 7: Make 1. Part G
Image 8: Make 4. Part H
Image 9: Make 1. Part I
Step 2: Construction
Follow the images:
Image 1: Add red and white rods to Part A.
Image 2: Add Part B & H.
Image 3: Add Parts C ,& 2 F, and 8 blue spacers.
Image 4: Add Part D.
Image 5: Add 3 Parts E.
Image 6: Add Part D.
Image 7: Add Parts C ,& 2 F, and 8 blue spacers.
Image 8: Add Part D.
Image 9: Add 3 Parts E.
Image 10: Add Part D.
Image 11: Add Parts C ,& 2 F, and 8 blue spacers.
Image 12: Add Part B.
Image 13: Attach rubberbands on both sides of the safe as shown.
Image 14: Add Part G and white rods.
Image 15: On the back, add red rods with tan clips, Part H, and green connectors.
Image 16: On front, add metallic blue clips and Part H.
Image 17: Add Parts H & I.
Step 3: Use
To use first make 2 keys like those in the first image. Then insert them in the holes on both sides of the safe as in image 2, and make sure that the end of the keys goes into the hole in the gray connector in the back as in image 3. Then turn both keys towards the middle as in image 4, the left key clockwise, the right key counter-clockwise. That should pull back the pins which lock the door of the safe and you should be able to open. It may not work too smoothly because of the rubberbands but you can always help the pins move yourself. Then to close, make sure the pins are back, close the door, and release the pins and remove the keys to let them insert themselves in the door and lock it. If they don't do this automaticly, move the door around so the pins go into the holes in it.
If you want it to use different keys, then you'll need to modify it yourself to accept different keys. The safe can be modified quite a bit and it will still work.
Note: This safe is not created to protect valuables and important objects. It can be broken into with relative ease so do not use it as real safe. I am not responsible for any losses, damages, and/or injuries and deaths caused by this instructable. That responsibility is yours.