Turning-drawer wooden safe

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Turning-drawer wooden safe


My pal Alex Schlegel writes:

The 13 drawers of this band-saw box rotate rather than open outward. Objects for safekeeping are placed into the large, central drawer through a hole in the bottom of the box. Since the arrows on the front of each drawer point toward the drawer’s open side, objects may be moved from one drawer to another by first lining up the arrows on the two drawers and then rotating the entire box so that the objects fall from the first drawer to the second.

The Band Saw Safe is great for storing all those loose gemstones you’ve got lying around.

6 thoughts on “Turning-drawer wooden safe

  1. The Oracle says:

    That’s a cute idea. I guess the intermediate drawers are left empty (or have to be emptied) so they don’t mix with the outer drawers when you want to get something out?

  2. hojo says:

    A’hah! but how do you keep someone from stealing your really cool safe?

  3. kurmudge says:

    The Oracle has brilliantly touched on the other use of the Band Saw Safe, which is as a snack storage box. Snacks are stored in increasing levels of unhealthiness as one moves from larger to smaller drawers. The healthy snacks in the large drawer such as carrots are easily accessed and unhealthy snacks like lead shot require that one first empty out all the healthier ones.


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Becky Stern is a Content Creator at Autodesk/Instructables, and part time faculty at New York’s School of Visual Arts Products of Design grad program. Making and sharing are her two biggest passions, and she's created hundreds of free online DIY tutorials and videos, mostly about technology and its intersection with crafts. Find her @bekathwia on YouTube/Twitter/Instagram.

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