Dragos Lives! - Master Level SD Puzzle

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Project by KelSnake posted 01-19-2020 02:20 PM 648 views 1 time favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

HI Guys, been awhile since I posted, been a busy year I reckon.

After 4 years of it looking at me I couldn’t resist the temptation any longer to retrofit this dragon themed box into a super amazing puzzle box conversion!

There are 93 moves to find the very real silver coin in this sequential discovery puzzle! All the tools needed are included and found along the way.

I would love to show you all the pics of the build, but that’s kinda top secret.

I can say that there are 9 working gears, 8 keys, riddles, semi-precious gemstones, codes and clues. There are two sets of steps that have three drawers each, all locked by different means. Under the box there are two chambers to go through.

Many years ago an old neighbor gentleman gave me a baggie of diamonds that he had pulled off of old jewelry for decades, so it seemed appropriate to include at least 32 diamonds inlaid in various places on the exterior and interior of the puzzle. It is most likely that crazy gluing them in destroyed their value, but not their glitter.

To add to the experience, a cool leather bound journal with a Dragon embossed into it along with a hunky piece of Tiger Eye adorning the cover. Inside the Journal is the introduction, the ‘story’, the solution and some builder notes. The solution and builder notes are sealed from the rest of the book. There is also room for notes by the owner(s) over the generations. Yes, I got that from watching Antiques Road Show, lol!

Anyway, if ya wanna check out a short intro video on you tube, click the link!

-- Kel Snake, ~ Mystery By Design ~ Find me on Etsy ~

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#1 posted 01-19-2020 02:32 PM

Amazingly WOW! That reaches back into my D & D past and makes my woodworking skills feel like a level 1 Kobold with -10 dexterity… is it for sale? Amazing.

-- Chiropractors are also good with Knots...

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#2 posted 01-19-2020 02:54 PM

An epic puzzle and woodworking masterpiece. Well done!

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#3 posted 01-19-2020 03:23 PM

Puzzle boxes are always fun, great job on this one.

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#4 posted 01-19-2020 04:06 PM

Awesome! More photos please.

-- socrbent Ohio

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#5 posted 01-19-2020 04:11 PM

Hey thanks guys, ya it sold in one hour after being posted on facebook!

I will see if I can get pics of my phone onto here.

-- Kel Snake, ~ Mystery By Design ~ Find me on Etsy ~

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#6 posted 01-19-2020 05:17 PM

yup, nothing to sat but WOW!

-- Wildwood by Brian Johns: If you tell the truth, you dont have to remember anything (S. Clemens) Edit: Now where is that darn pencil/ tape measure!

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#7 posted 01-19-2020 09:18 PM

93 moves! A puzzle box on steroids!. Great job!

-- We all make mistakes, the trick is to fix it in a way that says "I meant to do that".

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#8 posted 01-19-2020 09:43 PM

I always enjoy seeing your creations!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#9 posted 01-20-2020 02:28 PM

High class masterpieces!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#10 posted 02-14-2020 12:11 PM

Where can I find something like this?

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#11 posted 02-16-2020 05:37 PM

Hi Kendalizor, I am organizing a small 10 unit run for next year. 1 spot not yet taken… contact me at kelly snache at email [email protected] for more info.

-- Kel Snake, ~ Mystery By Design ~ Find me on Etsy ~

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