How a safe lock works


#1

Originally published at: https://boingboing.net/2018/01/19/how-a-safe-lock-works.html


#2

What do they call that technology he uses to build the safe lock? It’s like manual 3D printing.


#3

Too little too late for @beschizza .


#4

Be very very careful if you buy these plans. They are a band saw project. You cannot use his files with a CNC router. And he’s kind of an asshole if you ask for any kind of help.


#5

I wonder how much more complicated the mechanism would be if the combination was changeable.


#6

Screw it, I’ll buy a mechanical combination safe lock and be done with it (have a vintage one in my office right now). You can get new and used safe locks online for $50-$100.


#7

Rob…

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#8

Getting past that- easy:


#9

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#10

I was actually envisioning designing a safe unlocking mini-game similar to the lock picking mini-games you see in many video games these days. So seeing how this type of lock is put together is really helpful.


#11

This laser cut kit looks like fun as well.


#12

If you have a 3D printer, here is a printable model on Thingiverse based on the wood model.


#13

Matthias Wandel is the perfect woodworking engineering nerd. His channel is chock full of charming ingenuity and low-flash production with a Canadian patina. Good stuff.


#14

I suppose that could be implemented with the “controller shake” function…


#15

Related stories don’t include @beschizza’s safe? SAD!


#16

Of course, the modern safe lock involves a microcontroller with Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, an internet connection, and a hard-coded login/password combo of “admin” and “admin”.


#17

He literally says that at the end of the video.

Very cool nonetheless. I always love seeing what talented woodworkers can create.


#18

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