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Project by PaulLL posted 305 days ago 2351 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





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bobasaurus

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#1 posted 305 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

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redryder

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#2 posted 305 days ago

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

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

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Monte Pittman

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#3 posted 305 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

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#4 posted 305 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

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#5 posted 305 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

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doubleDD

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#6 posted 305 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

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bigogre

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#7 posted 305 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

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PaulLL

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#8 posted 305 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

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helluvawreck

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#9 posted 305 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

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Kerux2

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#10 posted 305 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.

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Kerux2

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#11 posted 305 days ago

What size is your box?

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

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gfadvm

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#12 posted 304 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

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#13 posted 304 days ago

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

-- God bless, Candy

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#14 posted 304 days ago

Very well done, nice job.

-- Tom D

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#15 posted 304 days ago

Wow, this is really cool. Great job

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