|MATERIAL:||Walnut, Quartersawn Makore|
|EDITION:||50 Copies Released|
|SIZE:||2.375" x 3.375" x 4.5"|
The idea for the Escalating Box came from a couple of different mechanisms I'd been fooling around with. I was going to release them as two fairly simple separate boxes but realized that I could put them both into one trickier box. I made a poll on our Facebook Group and everyone overwhelmingly voted for a single, more difficult box. Done and done!
I got to the drawing board and realized not only could I put both mechanisms together, but that they would interact making the sum more difficult than the parts. Finally, just for fun, I added a third tricky lock before the final release move. Be careful what you ask for, facebook friends!
This is a fun solve, about medium in difficulty, and one that rewards progressive solving and manipulative experimentation. Construction is beautifully realized with a Walnut box and Quartersawn Makore lid.
50 total copies made for sale, each signed and dated. Escalating Box is shipped unsolved (assembled).
The work of this team is always amazing, top quality, solid construction, wonderful wood combination, ingenious mechanism. Waiting for more puzzles like this
Escalating Box - what an absolute delight this puzzle is to solve. After making fast progress initially, it then had me scratching my head over what could happen next. The moment I realised what had to be done I was beyond impressed with how great this box is. It’s one of my favourite from CD hands down.
A phenomenal puzzle from a fantastic group.