Dragon Puzzle and Box

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Project by Redoak49 posted 09-16-2015 04:11 PM 809 views 3 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a small puzzle and box for the puzzle.

The Puzzle of a Dragon was made from 3/4” Red Oak and finished with Danish Oil

The box was made of pine which was resawn and planed to 3/8” and the corners joined with dovetails. The hinge is a wooden dowel done like Cosman shows in one of his videos. The latch is actually two 3/16” diameter by 3/16” long magnets. After adding the magnets, they held so tightly that I added two small pegs for easier opening of the lid.

The box was actually a trial for making this type of wooden hinge and requires accurate routing of the groove for the dowel and also very accurate drilling of the ends of the dowels to accept the steel pins. If the holes are not centered on the end of the dowels, the hinges do not fit or work correctly. I have to admit that I spent way too much time get the holes drilled correctly.

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#1 posted 09-16-2015 05:58 PM

Impressive, this work seems very original. I like your hinge very much and the repeat pattern of the dragon on the surface of the box as well as the puzzle pieces.

-- You can't fail if you don't give up.

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#2 posted 09-17-2015 07:52 AM

Always liked wooden puzzles. This wooden rod hinges cathed my eye!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#3 posted 09-17-2015 01:01 PM

nice wooden dragon puzzle and dragon box i lke the hinge to but i dont know if i can be that good have to try some day! be blessed redoak49

-- James,Alabama,

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#4 posted 09-17-2015 04:36 PM

Very nice work. Everybody will want to pick it up and handle it.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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