Take-Apart - Open-Side Coin Bank

Open-Side Coin Bank
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Open-Side Coin Bank - Partially Open
Designer:Tom Lensch
Craftsman:Tom Lensch
Material:Purpleheart & Mahogany

An incredibly difficult secret opening box. Removing the lid comes easy. You just slide the piece on the top and it unlocks the lid. But how do you get at the inside? You soon discover that the panel containing the coin slot is spring loaded and will depress about one-third of an inch. A combination of pressing this panel down and other maneuvers to release the internal lock(s) are the first thing you have to do.
This secret opening box contains a very intricate and well devised internal locking mechanism. And this is Tom's first secret opening box!