Mechanical Gifs Catalog

Each of the models below is available as a high-quality, laser-cut acrylic model in either kit or fully assembled form. All models come attractively packaged with everything needed to finish the model (even a screwdriver). No special model-assembly skills are needed: the models just screw together in typically 15-20 minutes.

Gift Card Lock Box

Gift Card Lock Box

from 24.95

This is a model of a pin-tumbler lock mechanism in the form of a small lockable box, just big enough to hold a gift card, some money, or a secret message. Pin tumbler mechanisms are found in pretty much every lock in the world that has a straight key with one ragged edge. The version in this box is flat and made of plastic, but it shows very clearly how all such locks work: the pins, held in place with springs, block the barrel of the lock from rotating (or in this model, sliding to the left). When the key is inserted, the pins all line up exactly with the edge of the tumbler, allowing it to rotate or slide and thereby opening the lock.

The box opens easily with the supplied key, or for a challenge try to get it open using the included lock pick.

This is a high-quality model, made from laser-cut clear and colored acrylic. The kit includes everything you need, even a mini-screwdriver. Assembly time is around 10-15 minutes. 

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