Diamond Book

In December 2004 I made four of these as gifts for my family.

The mechanism is called the Diamond Lock. It is a combination of the Pinwheel Mechanism and the Braided Box Mechanism. The book is locked in the photograph. To unlock it you must shrink the diamond to a point and then re-enlarge it, but instead of a dark wood it will be a light wood!

Of course the Diamond Lock would look very nice on a box.....



The Book is open.

A close-up on how the paper is replaced. It takes standard size paper with 3 ring hole punched. The paper can not be removed until the book is open. (I use graph paper for designing my work).


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