This is my latest project, a magical Cryptex for my LARP activity.
In its container box
With integrated lights
@m_raynsford and @tclear01 design
Bit of a mean post because I don’t have the files in order yet or even a blog post about it, but I showed a few of you the first cryptex ring at the New York Maker faire and I now want to show you how the rest of the item came out.
I even made a video…
Update time! Here is the ring .svg that I finally pulled the trigger on for a full scale test run, with a few post-run modifications. I made the stroke thicker so you can see them here:
The cut pieces (bonus points if you can see what I changed between this test and the .svg above):
Mid-assembly. The four alignment nubs on the outer ring’s middle layers actually helped wedge the letters into place! You can see this in action between the “D” and the “E.” I’m going to re…
Using 1/8" Baltic birch for the inside workings.
1/8" PG Maple Hardwood for the letter and side caps.
0.5mm paper for inner chamber spacing.
It is modular and changeable. Bit woobly
Tried to stain the Maple hardwood, but due to the finish, it was hard and not that satisfying. Did an acrylic wash. Might rethink it.
Here more photos.
The box is my first project in 1/4" wood, and there is no glue for the wooden part, all held by the amaranth corner blocks.
I wanted it to be both in a transport mode and a display mode.