Lock Box is a sequential discovery puzzle box. Its simple appearance hides a very complex mechanical mechanism that requires multiple discoveries to open.
|MATERIAL:||Figured Waterfall Sapele, Figured Quartersawn Sapele, Sapele/Jatoba Key|
|EDITION:||133 total Copies Released|
|SIZE:||3" x 4" x 1.45" Box, 2.45" x 1.25" x 0.75" Key|
Lock Box is a sequential discovery puzzle box. Its simple appearance hides a very complex mechanical mechanism that requires multiple discoveries to open. No gravity moves, spinning, tapping, banging or force is necessary or allowed.
I think this is one of my best designs to date. Multiple steps and discoveries are required, with knowledge of the mechanism coming in stages until the box finally opens to reveal its prize.
This puzzle is very precise and must be kept between 40 and 60 percent humidity at all times. Do not expose it to high humidity conditions under any circumstance. We do not guarantee proper operation if stored outside these conditions.
87 total copies available for this release, each signed and dated. 40 copies in Figured Waterfall Sapele, 51 copies in Figured Quartersawn Sapele. This puzzle is shipped assembled.
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To ensure the proper continued operation and fit of your puzzles, please check out our product care guide. We recommend an occasional polishing with Renaissance Wax to keep wood puzzles in top condition.
The title says it all Eric and this team outdid themselves with this one!
The Lock Box is incredible. It looks simple but is anything but. A very satisfying solve, and the whole thing is engineered exquisitely, crafted with utter precision!
Eric knows puzzlers, so this design deliberately uses what he knows puzzlers will do and think AGAINST them! (Or that's my excuse!) This one kept me out for weeks on end, with just enough of a whiff of new discovery every now and then to keep me wanting to get in there - some great little "A-Ha!"s and several "You sneaky bastard"s in there!