Trident Cigar Puzzle Box

I can't resist retrofitting a good used box, and cigar boxes are great!

This locking system is a copy of what was pulled up from a Viking ship!  I studied the photo carefully and this is what I came up with.  I don't  mind sharing these images as the technology belongs to the Vikings, not me, haha.

The challenge was to be able to get the notches in the three dials to work smoothly with the three pins that are mounted to a unified sled of sorts.

Pushing on the button from the outside will require the pins and notches to all be aligned.  The more time spent on accuracy makes it more difficult to 'feel' your way to the solution, but not impossible.

Some of the challenges faced when building this puzzle box was the technical aspects of fabrication in general, finding the measurements and right fit is a slow tweaking process that is actually a lot of fun!

Thanks for looking guys!

~ Mystery by Design ~

You make some interesting boxes. this one looks simple.

Main Street to the Mountains

Pretty cool!

Ryan/// ~sigh~ I blew up another bowl. Moke told me "I made the inside bigger than the outside".

Very interesting. The annoying thing is that I don't see how it works.🤔

Hey thanks guys!

Dutchy, the pins are all attached to a sled of sorts so that they all move together.  There are guide blocks the attach the pin sled to the lid.  Only when all of the notches\dial are aligned with the pins will you be able to push the pins in and unlock the lid. 

Hope that helps. 

~ Mystery by Design ~

Nice trick box!
Thanks for the explanation you gave Dutchy, I was also confused and now I see 😀