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Brass and wood “pressure door” with iris, handwheel

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Chris Schaie just e-mailed me this picture of a recent commission. It’s a custom Nautilus-style submarine door that incorporates Chris’s familiar irising peephole as well as a new multiple bolt mechanism that locks and unlocks by turning the handwheel. Beautiful work, Chris!

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8 thoughts on “Brass and wood “pressure door” with iris, handwheel

  1. That is an insane amount of awesome right there…
    I’m currently trying to think up ways to sell this to my better half so I can replace our front door with it, or something like it…

    Very nicely done!!

  2. I’m a bit disappointed that we haven’t seen any final drawings…He posted early prototype drawings with the original iris, but nothing about finalized versions, and I would assume that if he’s selling these now that he has pretty well finished the design.

  3. This is so great and magnificently made!
    I think it’s turning me on… :P

    No, but seriously, this is a marvellous piece of work and congrats on creating it. Brilliant work!

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I am descended from 5,000 generations of tool-using primates. Also, I went to college and stuff. I am a long-time contributor to MAKE magazine and makezine.com. My work has also appeared in ReadyMade, c't – Magazin für Computertechnik, and The Wall Street Journal.

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