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I want to make a medium-sized box that nests into another box and "telescopes" up. My problem is I can't figure out a way to keep the box in the up position.

Here's what I'd like to accomplish: Lift the outer box up, have it hold in that position, and later push it back down. I want to place an animal inside, so I want it safe, yet with an easy release.

Posted: May 16, 2004 1:40pm

I just realized that the Jam illusions sort of uses the same idea. I don't want to make a Jam, but the telescoping idea is similar. Anyone know how the box is held up with that illusion?

Any thoughts?
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I would use a bullet catch or have a magnetic latch that engages at the top. You would need at least four I would think to make it secure.
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