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Cryptex by haqnmaq Apr 30, 2010
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This is a fully functional cryptex


This is my first model I have ever made in a 3d designing program.
Instructions: Place the rings over the main body, so that the grove taken out around the rim is closest to the handle of the cryptex. Then mark each flat space around the ring so that the key letter that you want to be used is above the notch that goes all the way through, and not the small notches.When you have assembled it you will want to glue the cap ring to the end sealing the rings of letters. Then you will want to glue the pegs inside the notches on the inner cryptex body (I would recomend super glue) Then you may insert a note into the inside and close it up.

Notes:The pegs should go in, so that the curved sides are sideways, and allign themselves wth the curvature of the rings. This will most likely require some filing down to get everything to fit right (I don\'t know how accurate your 3d printer is).
You might want to try to file down a little bit off the edges of the rings to allow you to put in a spacer in between each letter ring (Sorry I didn\'t include that) I have also included notches in the inside of the letter rings, to prevent lock picking....Thanks Marcus. I would reccomend you print the inner and outer body with the large end on bottom so you dont have to worry about the overhang. (this design has not been tested since I don\'t have a 3d printer) Please let me know if you print this out, I would really like to see it!

Updates: I have made some changes since uploading this cryptex originally, so make sure u have the latest versions of each file. sorry for the inconvenience. I'm learning as I go along. I have now also added the sketchup files, in case you would like to modify my design.

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I have uploaded a new version of the inner and outer body, that should be more printer friendly. If there are any problems with them, please let me know.

I have made a better 3d printer friendly version of the innerbody and the outer body, but I am having trouble uploading them. Bare with me....thanks

I am getting error messages when I try to upload??????

The studs on the
innercryptexdone.stl seem to be unprintable. Have you considered changing them to half-spheres or cones?

It looks to be trivial to lockpick the way it is designed. I posted a counter-meassure in the comments on the other 2
cryptexes and implemented it on my own cryptex that I posted some month ago.

Thanks for the reply. I will try to fix that. Do you know if the other files will print ok? thanks again for the feedback.

Ok, I updated the inside part, hopefully this time it will work. Let me know if everything works ok. Thanks again

thanks for the reply. I will try to fix that, thanks for letting me know. Do you know if the other files can be printed ok?

I had to chang the ringcap file, so If u already downloaded it, you will need to redownload it. Sorry for the inconveience.