a pair of puzzle boxes

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Project by DalyArcher posted 03-06-2019 04:20 PM 601 views 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

my boss retired after 45 years at our organization. the organization got him and his wife a grizzly bear tour and asked if I could build a puzzle box to put it in. I built two.

The first is a puzzle box I have made before for staff Christmas exchanges. After completing this one out of oak I decided I could throw something else together really quick to further confuse and frustrate. a simple mitered pine box with birch dovetail keys. One end is completely glued and fixed, the other, push on the keys to remove the end and open the box.

It was very well received by a man I am very much going to miss working with.

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#1 posted 03-07-2019 02:47 PM

Very cool. Sounds like the perfect gift for a special friend.

-- The plan is wrong; my finished piece is right.

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#2 posted 03-14-2019 05:05 AM

Nothing beats receiving a special gift from a special friend. What you made might look like a simple storage box but the intricate details definitely tell the recipient how much hardwork you have put in signifying the hardwork a friendship usually needs.

-- Mel Brandle,

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