This Recycled Chest of Drawers was designed to illustrate a simple dial shaft locking system. In this example, each drawer has one dial to unlock it. You can play with the randomness of their allocation with the drawers, it only adds to the fun of opening it. Now, one dial per drawer isn`t very hard to pick open, …but, if you have 4 or more dials locking a single drawer, the odds get that much more difficult, if not near impossible to pick open. This set of plans doesn’t get too much into the building of the chest itself, I figure we all know how to do that by now. There is a small recap of events in general since this chest was made using mainly recycled materials. The main section of the plans detail how to build the dial locking system. If you have a dresser already built, you could possibly add this locking system to your project in an afternoon.
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