Growing up, my grandfather had a Japanese puzzle box.  He got it during the Korean war and we always liked
to open it when visiting him.  Recently, I began wondering how the boxes work.  So I've now built a couple.
Japanese Puzzle Boxes
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Material:  
Mark Seasholes
11.5" x 6.5"  x 5.5"
18
1/4" Baltic birch
 
Opening an end
Taking the top off
Hidden drawer
     
Making the drawer
Sliders in one end
Sliders in the other end
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Dimensions:  
Moves to Open:  
Material:  
Bruce Viney,
Peter Wiltshire,
Mark Seasholes
11" x 11"  x 11"
12
3/8" Baltic birch
 
Pieces
Opening
Pieces
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11" x 11"  x 11"
12
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Starting
Opening
Openned
This is a large, square box.  The sides move to reveal a hidden box inside.  The outside has
die-like hole patterns to give you a grip and help orient the box.
This is a large box with a hidden drawer.  There are sliders on both ends.
This is my grandfather's original box.
Designer:  
Dimensions:  
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Material:  
Bruce Viney
6.75" x 5"  x 3.5"
18
1/8" Plywood
 
Closed
Top Open
Corner View
Complicated casket-type box.  Painted with contrasting colors.