LumberJocks

Puzzle Box

  • Advertise with us
Project by PaulLL posted 299 days ago 2334 views 5 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my first attempt at a puzzle box, made from cherry and walnut. I made it for a family friends 65th birthday, complete with a small ding on the side of the lid, thanks to my damn butter fingers once it was all complete! Its tiny and probably never noticed but I’ll always see it! ha

I got the plans from an article by George Walker on PW, called Woodworking Ideas. It comes with step by step, great plans for a first box.

Thanks for looking,

Paul





18 comments so far

View bobasaurus's profile

bobasaurus

1174 posts in 1782 days


#1 posted 299 days ago

That’s a sweet-looking puzzle box. I’ve always wanted to make one. That secret pivoting (?) drawer on the bottom is neat.

-- Allen, Colorado

View redryder's profile

redryder

2102 posts in 1699 days


#2 posted 298 days ago

Now that’s different.
Nicely executed and finished….....................

-- mike...............

View Monte Pittman's profile

Monte Pittman

13247 posts in 936 days


#3 posted 298 days ago

Really cool

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

View HillbillyShooter's profile

HillbillyShooter

4348 posts in 890 days


#4 posted 298 days ago

Very interesting and very nicely done!

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

View kiefer's profile

kiefer

2945 posts in 1265 days


#5 posted 298 days ago

Very different type of box and congrats on the build .
Should be a hit and hours of puzzling fun .
About the ding , think I need new glasses .

-- Kiefer 松

View doubleDD's profile

doubleDD

2322 posts in 641 days


#6 posted 298 days ago

Now that’s a horse of a different color. Super neat. I just got a new bandsaw and hoping to get into things like this.
Again, very nice and thanks for sharing Paul.

-- --Dave, Downers Grove, Il. When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams

View bigogre's profile

bigogre

338 posts in 747 days


#7 posted 298 days ago

Nice looking box. t’s nice to know there are other people out there with butter fingers. Any chance there is an article on that online?

-- Putting the "mental" in experimental since 1973

View PaulLL's profile

PaulLL

148 posts in 574 days


#8 posted 298 days ago

Thanks guys,

Allen, I should have pulled the drawer out, there is a spring glued to the back, so it pivots out when the pin is pulled.

Dave, my bandsaw has been one of the most fun tools Ive bought recently, its amazing what you can make a bandsaw box look like.

bigogre, here is the link to the article and a few other free downloads, its called Woodworking Ideas, near the bottom, http://www.popularwoodworking.com/free-woodworking-downloads

View helluvawreck's profile

helluvawreck

15404 posts in 1464 days


#9 posted 298 days ago

This is a wonderful puzzle and box. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- 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

View Kerux2's profile

Kerux2

203 posts in 330 days


#10 posted 298 days ago

Now that is awesome. Really made well!

-- Hey I'm Dyslexic! I don't have all day to check and re-check forum post.

View Kerux2's profile

Kerux2

203 posts in 330 days


#11 posted 298 days ago

What size is your box?

-- Hey I'm Dyslexic! I don't have all day to check and re-check forum post.

View gfadvm's profile

gfadvm

10551 posts in 1288 days


#12 posted 298 days ago

A very interesting puzzle box. You did a great job! And I don’t see the ding either.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

View CFrye's profile (online now)

CFrye

2489 posts in 438 days


#13 posted 298 days ago

This is great! Did you provide the giftee the opening info? Thanks for sharing.

-- God bless, Candy

View tomd's profile

tomd

1725 posts in 2368 days


#14 posted 298 days ago

Very well done, nice job.

-- Tom D

View hoss12992's profile

hoss12992

2458 posts in 491 days


#15 posted 298 days ago

Wow, this is really cool. Great job

-- The Old Rednek Workshop https://www.facebook.com/theoldrednekworkshoptn

showing 1 through 15 of 18 comments

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

GardenTenders.com :: gardening showcase