Mysterious Wood Puzzle Box

The first puzzle box made by Cryptic Woodworks, these were completed in the spring of 2015.  The top is free to open, but the drawer is locked shut.  Opening the drawer requires setting the 4 dials (2 on each side) to the correct position.  Figuring out what to set the dials to is the puzzle.  Around the box are symbols and on the top is a type of cipher wheel.  Solving the puzzle takes searching, logic and deduction.  Everything to open the drawer is on the box, no extra knowledge is needed.  4 of these were made.  Both boxes included the Cryptic Woodworks logo and are numbered (1-4).  A tips booklet was included that would let the solver only get a hint if needed, and not learn anymore than they wanted.

These boxes are completely hand made.  The symbols and the cipher wheel on the top are all wood burned by hand as well.  2 were made from maple and two from cherry, both with walnut as the accent wood.  The drawer is poplar and the divider and bottoms are birch plywood.

Each box is about 12” long, 8 1/2” deep, 7" high and weighs about 5 lbs.  The upper compartment is about 8 3/4” wide, 7” deep and 1 3/4” high.  The drawer (once you get it open!) is roughly 7 3/4” wide, 6 1/4” deep and 2 1/2” high.

Sale Price: $425 USD

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