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My eyes bugged out when I saw this. I showed it to my wife, who uttered, "Kewl; want!"(Ah, marital harmony...)Kaunis työtä! Hyvin tehty, herra Aaltonen!
That’s really an outstanding piece of work. I like the fact that it’s hand wrought brass, because there’s nothing like using classic materials for a prop. In setting up a scenario where there is a code, consider the ancient scytale as a quick and easy method. The players find the strip of paper and can’t figure it out unless they have the key. http://www.australianscience.com.au/technology/a-scytale-cryptography-of-the-ancient-sparta/ A PDF about the Bazeries Cylinder if you add a code such as a form of telegraph code on top of using the cylinder, you have a nearly unbreakable message. On top of that you can make players retrieve the individual wheels as part of play so they can assemble the machine – whee! http://derekbruff.org/blogs/fywscrypto/files/2010/11/Bazeries-Essay-2.pdfYou can buy a copy of the wheel here if you don’t want to make one http://www.shopretroworks.com/Retroworks-Secret-Cipher-Wheel-Jefferson/dp/B00HWJ9KIU or buy the more expensive, but prettier version http://www.shopretroworks.com/Retroworks-Large-Cryptex/dp/B00JIUJTAU https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cipher_disk http://www.cryptomuseum.com/crypto/usa/ccd/ http://founders.archives.gov/documents/Jefferson/01-37-02-0082 For a very good book about historical ciphers and code tools and cipher devices, try Codes, Ciphers & Other Cryptic & Clandestine Communications (1998) by Fred WriXon. It’s well worth the read for the historical information.
Very impressive. Might raise some eyebrows with the TSA, though.
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