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Encyclopedia > Puzzle box

Puzzle boxes (also alled trick boxes) have a long tradition. Jewelry used to be kept in trick boxes so that a potential thief had problems to see and steal the contents.

The task is to open the box. Sometimes, a simple squeeze at the right spot will do the trick. On the other hand, sometimes many movements of small pieces are necessary until the box opens. Hence some puzzle boxes are closely related to burr puzzles. A burr puzzle in unsolved form The same puzzle, solved Historically, burr puzzles were made from wooden pieces but are now usually made from plastic. ...

Designers of puzzle boxes

  • Lee Krasnow creates some of the best wooden puzzle boxes and other wooden puzzles.

See also

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Amateur Woodworker: Puzzle Box (1785 words)
This box is based on an old Japanese style of concealing the mechanism that allows the box to open.
To make the box more interesting, three types of wood were used: cherry (for the main panels); cocobolo (for the top and middle strip); birch (for the small corner pieces).
The box should be locked when the locking end middle strip is pushed in all the way, and should be unlocked (so that you can slide the lid out) when this strip is pushed to the right (i.e.
Collectible Japanese Secret Trick Puzzle Box Himitsu Bako (972 words)
The Japanese puzzle boxes, one type of handmade wooden Puzzle box within our reaches are particularly highly collectible.
The traditional Japanese puzzle box can be relatively simple to very challenging and almost impossible to open unless you follow the exact step by step procedure designed specifically for the particular box.
A few large puzzle boxes have exceptional numbers of moves, such as 78, 122, 119, or 125.
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