|Project by Yuri||posted 01-18-2009 at 12:06 PM||2454 views||8 times favorited||6 comments|
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:
Top and side removed
Top and side together:
Spots and stains on the wood are from regular bath soap I used to smooth parts movement :)
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