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I need to design a thick slit, in which i will place a lever, kind of like a large power switch that mad scientists have. I was wondering how to make the slit, and save as one mesh. Would really help if someone could tell me how to make the lever as well.

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  1. In edit mode, select the top face of your cube.
  2. Press I and resize the new face till it is the size you need.
  3. Press E to extrude the hole inward.
  4. Press Delete or X and choose Faces to delete the bottom face of your hole.

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You can also use the Boolean modifier. This works great cause it makes the trench the exact size of the object embedded in it.

Create the objects, if needed create a separate object that is the size and shape you want your trench to be, the add a Boolean modifier to the block, with the handle or trench object as the target and the type set to difference.

Here are pictures of two different "evil genius switch's" (that a thing now :) made using the Boolean modifier.

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