This little puzzle box can be quite the challenge to open. You can see multiple prisoners around the box. Can you help them escape? The box has three lids which need to be removed in the right order. In total this box takes 39 steps to open.
When I was designing this puzzle box I wanted to give the box a small story to tell. Through the windows of this puzzle box you can see three prisoners and a skeleton. Can you help the prisoners escape and find out why there is a skeleton?
Because the sides of this box are made of acrylic, you can see how the mechanism is working. However, navigating through the mechanism can be challenging. Because you can only see how the sliders interact from the sides, you can’t see everything at the same time. This makes the box extra challenging.
The laser cut file for cutting the wood for this puzzle box has a square around it. This will allow you to easily scale the laser cut file for any wood thickness. I used 4 mm wood for making the puzzle box, and it resulted in a box which was 66 x 104 x 104 mm.
The square around the laser cut file is 450 by 275 mm for4 mm wood. If you want to use another wood thickness, scale the laser cut file accordingly.
Besides the laser cut wood and acrylic you will need:
- Sanding paper
The laser cut files have three layers:
A layer for the outer square to scale the file (450 x 275 mm)
A layer for cutting.
A layer for line engraving.