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DIY How to Make Safe with Combination Lock from Cardboard


It’s probably not a good idea to secure your valuables in a safe that could be easily circumvented by a toddler. Even if it does have a working combination lock. So we’ll just file this papercraft safe under educational novelty.

source/image: The Q

For this project you need cardboard, glue gun and few wooden sticks. That’s all! Follow instruction in this video if you want to repeat or just watch and enjoy.

Open a combination lock from the outside and it looks like the random twisting and turning of a dial. Look at what happens on the inside while you are twisting and turning the dial – and find supreme satisfaction in the ingenious engineering.


Corrugated cardboard is a great reclaimed material to work with because it’s easy to cut yet pretty sturdy if you know how to work with it. You can reuse cardboard to create projects from beautiful wall art or kid games to functional pieces of furniture.

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