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Tier Box by Eric Fuller
Photo courtesy of Cubic Dissection
Name
Tier Box
Limited to
34
Designer
Manufacturer
Dimensions
3.2 x 3.2 x 3.2"
Year
2009
Cost
$219
Availability
Not Available
Material
Quartersawn Bubinga, Quartersawn Padauk
Difficulty
14 Moves
Objective
Open and close the box

"I am very happy with the results of this, my latest puzzle box. The design originates from a sketch I made in Chicago sometime during IPP23. It combines several ideas I have been wanting to implement in a sliding panel puzzle box. The solution requires 14 moves, but those moves are anything but straightforward and are at times downright devious. I had the pleasure of watching many puzzlers attempt to solve it during the course of IPP29, so I can say that difficulty wise it's a nice 15 minute solve for most puzzlers, with several ah-ha's to spice things up. Fully understanding the interactions between all the panels will likely take quite a bit longer. 34 copies were made for sale, each signed and dated. Internal routes were used for the structural components, resulting in a very strong box which will last a lifetime if properly cared for. Each box was hand finished, waxed and buffed. The quartersawn material was specifically chosen for it's dimensional stability, strength and beauty. Overall I am quite pleased with this box and feel it is some of my better work." -Eric Fuller