This is a coin-operated money box. It is designed to be part of a larger piece, with an automaton positioned on top and operated by the lever.
The kit is available now - it costs €25 including postage.
It can be put together in ten minutes or so, but you'll need to watch the video below to show you how to do it. A child might need some help because the pieces are tight-fitting. (An adult might need some help because some pieces are small and fiddly!)
If you've bought one, thank you – I hope you like it : - )
Here are some thoughts that might be helpful..
The pieces come out of the laser machine with soot on their edges – you might like to wipe them off with a damp sponge before you begin.
You shouldn't need to glue any pieces together – except the top of the 'coin-pusher'. (I use super-glue.) In particular, don't glue the top of the box on – you'll need to access the arm to attach the string or push-rods.
All pieces should be pushed together as far as they can go.
The mechanism will only work properly if the box is on a level surface.
The lever bar has to hang vertically – adjust the counter-balance bolt in or out a little until it does. (This is essential.)
If a coin gets stuck, tip the whole box gently until it falls free. Don't shake the box – you might break something. If big coins get stuck and you're not sure why, try removing the top of the box – if that solves the problem you may need to make the coin slot bigger.
And here's the video with the instructions...