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Splined Puzzle Box No.1 by Eric Fuller
Photo courtesy of Cubic Dissection
Name
Splined Puzzle Box
Alternative Names
Splined Puzzle Box No.1 & No.2
Limited to
50 (25- No.1 & 25- No.2)
Designer
Manufacturer
Dimensions
3.0 x 3.0 x 3.0"
Year
2005
Cost
$94 (Each)
Availability
Not Available
Material
Bocote, Wenge, Sycamore
Objective
Open and close the box

"Although the boxes look as though they are constructed the same, both open in completely different ways. The woods used are Bocote and Quartersawn Wenge, and the splines are Sycamore. Difficulty is hard to pin down; when I let my friends play with the prototypes, some solved them quickly while others never opened one or both. I have always liked the look of boxes made with mitered edges and a reinforcing spline down the middle. I have had several ideas for puzzle boxes incorporating the design, and finally settled on these two. Both are tricky and puzzling, with some easily discovered beginning moves and a final difficult move for the solution. Each box is signed and numbered. These boxes are made in a limited edition of 25. No more will ever be made." -Eric Fuller