Keyed Up - Vintage Retrofit Cigar Box Puzzle

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Project by KelSnake posted 10-18-2016 01:06 AM 1629 views 1 time favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Keyed Up – Vintage Retrofit Cigar Box Puzzle

For this puzzle I utilized an existing puzzle called ‘Free The Key’.

A fairly easy puzzle box to build with everything being attached to the underside of the lid.

The only tricky part was getting the key’s newly added tail to align properly with the back end block which gives the key a super smooth action, well untill pulled out about 3/4 the way.

A crap load of fun! Give your wife gift cards locked inside, will be in a lot of crap, ...but it will be fun!

The solution for Free the Key can be found on You Tube.

-- Kel Snake, ~ Mystery By Design ~ Find me on Etsy ~

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#1 posted 10-18-2016 09:15 AM

You’re such a mean man….and I love it

-- Larry in Hawaii,

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#2 posted 10-18-2016 01:00 PM

Nice trick.

-- Eli Adamit, Israel

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#3 posted 10-18-2016 03:12 PM

So it’s NOT simply keep spinning the key till it slips past each catch. I see sometimes you actually have to back up in order to go forward !

Neat little trick box !

-- Perform A Random Act Of Kindness Today ... Pay It Forward

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#4 posted 10-18-2016 08:55 PM

Another outstanding puzzle…so devious…Thanks

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#5 posted 10-19-2016 11:11 AM

Where can you get the key set? Or did you make it? Very cool.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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#6 posted 10-19-2016 01:56 PM

Great puzzle and gift! What is the source for the key mechanism?

-- Dennis, WV

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#7 posted 10-20-2016 01:54 AM

Hey Guys, The metal key puzzle is called ‘Free the Key’ and can be found on ebay sometimes or ordered through this online puzzle store. They don’t stock it anymore but can order it for you.
Good Luck!

-- Kel Snake, ~ Mystery By Design ~ Find me on Etsy ~

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#8 posted 10-21-2016 12:22 AM

You are such a character and we will all come to your funeral

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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