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Fantastic piece of work and craftsmanship. But I'm a bit puzzled what's the idea of it? For safekeeping? Sure the box on its own would be heavy, but still transportable. Next, chances are that the value of the box is higher than its contents. Is it a show-piece to show off his excellent skills? Or is it to admire ......... because it is for sure admirable ........ !

Another possibility is a combination of all the above :)

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32 minutes ago, Endeavor said:

Another possibility is a combination of all the above :)

I have no idea, possibly a commission?   art?  reminiscent of historical creations back when a lock box really mattered?  I don't think I'd set out to build one but in a way its lot like a finely made, expensive mechanical watch;  you don't really need one to tell time just like you don't need that box to keep things secure , but you like them just because they are such a mechanical marvels of craftsmen,  an achievement of the human spirit and all.  Best I can come up with anyway :)

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