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Project by Yuri posted 2019 days ago 2419 views 8 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Inspired by Japanese 7 step puzzle box www.puzzleboxworld.com I don’t have suitable stock for this task, so for this first puzzle box I used 1/8 basswood. Clear protective finish was used to make internal wood frame a bit harder and stronger. Box was finished with oak veneer. “Colonial Maple” wood stain was applied before rounding the edges. Dado/grooves were made with 1/16 small straight bit on “miniature” router table (PR20 Bosch trim router).

I re-shape several exacto knifes to make 1/16 size chisel, scrapers, right side small knife. And then, all of that plus 200 grade sandpaper and some epoxy to put pieces together…

Internal frame dado joint:
internal frame dado joint

Top and side removed
Top and side removed

Top and side together:
Top and side together

Spots and stains on the wood are from regular bath soap I used to smooth parts movement :)

-- Live to Learn





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Wingstress

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#1 posted 2019 days ago

Great Job, I’m surprised we don’t see more of these puzzles on this site. I was thinking about making one. Did you find if fun or more annoying working with such small pieces?

-- Tom, Simsbury, CT

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ShannonRogers

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#2 posted 2019 days ago

Really nice job. Ditto to the above comment. I would be curious to see how you worked with such small pieces. It really comes together tightly so you really can’t see how it goes together.

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scottb

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#3 posted 2019 days ago

great project… do tell! I think there is a bunch of us who really get a kick out of these sorts of projects, and need a little help on the how to, or help bouncing our ideas off each other to make them work inconspicuously.

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- http://blanchardcreative.etsy.com -- http://snbcreative.wordpress.com/

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Kerux

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#4 posted 2018 days ago

Nice! I’ve seen another guys puzzle box’s ans site… if gives them out for free… the pattern and solution. I’ve not been bold enough to try them.

-- http://caledoniachurchofchrist.yolasite.com/

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jim1953

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#5 posted 2018 days ago

Great Box

-- Jim, Kentucky

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Yuri

54 posts in 2019 days


#6 posted 2018 days ago

Thank you for all your comments. My english is not that great to explain everything how I made it but I can try…

-- Live to Learn

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