Taj - Puzzle Box

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Project by KelSnake posted 02-13-2015 02:48 AM 1119 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I had this idea one day to make a puzzle box where there is a variety of mysterious holes and pins. One of those pins needs to come out to be able to interact with the other empty holes. Just for fun I added a ‘red herring” to distract and confuse. It’s named Taj for the bone inlay of the Taj Mahal seen on top.

There are three locking systems at play here which takes 8 moves to open. Some of the locking devices found inside are already unlocked, and don’t become locked until you push the pin/hole in. The overall layout of the locking system requires that each part be released in order.

I thought that all of the recessed carving helped to disguise/camoflauge the holes and pins that cover the box.

As always, it was an enjoyable time in the shop tinkering with little parts and sorting out the mechanics.


-- Kel Snake, ~ Mystery By Design ~ Find me on Etsy ~

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#1 posted 02-13-2015 02:01 PM

Another nice one!

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#2 posted 02-13-2015 10:04 PM

And when the guy who receives it FINALLY gets it opened, he’s gonna look and say ”WHAT! I thought this would be a box of cigars!???”

Yep, another nice (devious) box!

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#3 posted 02-13-2015 10:30 PM

It’s look great.Congratulations man!

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#4 posted 02-14-2015 01:17 AM

lol, thanks guys.

-- Kel Snake, ~ Mystery By Design ~ Find me on Etsy ~

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