|MATERIAL:||Quartersawn Sapele, Figured Maple, Padauk|
|EDITION:||150 Copies Released|
Initially released in 2012, Topless Box is a favorite we never tire of recreating. The solution is tricky and surprising. Upon inspection Topless Box immediately presents a conundrum: with two lids and no top or bottom, how can it be opened? Where do you even begin?
The mechanism may be deduced without the use of external tools. No bumping, banging, shaking, spinning, gravity moves, or excessive force is necessary or allowed. Once opened, the elegant mechanism is visible to the solver, and you'll want to pop it open again and again just to feel the smooth fit of the pieces.
This batch of Topless Box was constructed from quartersawn Sapele for the sides, with the bottom and bottom lid panels made of smooth figured maple and bright orange padauk.
Approximately 150 copies were made for this release. Topless Box is signed and dated, and ships assembled.
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The "Topless Box" is an enigma that is as good to look at, as it is to contemplate. It's got all of the mystery, and beauty you expect from the great team at CubicDissection. Not an easy solve, and loaded with clues when you start working it. I have not solved it, and that makes it the more intriguing.
I really liked this box. It has a really cool opening that may take a few attempts at finding. Once you know the solution, it’ll be a breeze to open.
Don't get boxed in by your assumptions because Eric (RIP) was a master at exploiting them. Three gorgeous types of wood were used to construct this solid box which will certainly have you stumped as to how to open it for a while. The aha moment if very satisfying with the Topless Box.