Cryptex Puzzle Box #2, USAF Edition

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Project by WMD2006 posted 01-18-2013 02:34 AM 10488 views 11 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My second attempt at a Cryptex. This one was put together for a family friend when he enlisted in the Air Force. Construction was similar to the first, except I needed a few extra wheels for the word.

-- -MDWhite

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#1 posted 01-18-2013 03:11 AM

Integrity First! Very cool and intriguing! I love it!

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#2 posted 01-18-2013 04:27 AM

This is truly awesome, out of curiosity did you use the plans from Scrollsaw Woodworking & Crafts to make this? Looks to be of similar design.

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#3 posted 01-18-2013 08:08 AM

Pritty toy

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#4 posted 01-18-2013 08:56 AM

I confess, I am not sure what that is- a coding machine? But, it looks very nice and nicely made too.

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#5 posted 01-18-2013 09:10 AM

Jim55 google cryptex. Its a puzzle box, they have dials each containing all 26 letters of the alphabet. When the proper word is spelled by rotating the dials, the box pulls open and has a compartment inside.

Keep in mind this particular box has 9 letter dials… This means 5,429,503,678,976 possible combinations… Yes, thats right, over 5.4 TRILLION lol.

-- Dan - Wooden Treasures CT -

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#6 posted 01-18-2013 11:08 AM

Very interesting.

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#7 posted 01-18-2013 03:30 PM

This is cool stuff. Beautiful wood and finish and the logo adds a personal touch to it.;


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#8 posted 01-19-2013 03:41 PM

Thanks for sharing. Nice job

-- Don't outsmart your common sense

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#9 posted 02-19-2015 12:59 AM

Hey WMD2006. Do you have the build plans? I want to make one for the commandant of the Marine Corps. I can design one on my own but want to see how to build the locking mechanism because I would just make one that could be out like a masterlock.

-- Whoever said nothing is impossible has obviously never tried to staple water to a tree

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#10 posted 02-19-2015 01:13 AM

BBL, The plans came from Scrollsawer magazine. They’ve got the PDF available on their website:

More recently I built a version using segmented rings and posted it to Instructables:
Since I used staves for the vault I was able to make it a little bigger. Good Luck!

-- -MDWhite

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