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Puzzling Myself Silly


Puzzle Boxes

My first Miniature Puzzle Box class has been scheduled for Monday, February 12, 2001, at Woodcraft in Addison, TX. (North Dallas) Please call Woodcraft at 972-241-0701 to sign up & to get driving directions.


Black Walnut Flocked Miniature Puzzle Box Hawaiian Koa Miniature Puzzle Box Tulipwood Unflocked Miniature Puzzle Box

While my computer was in the shop for repair, I spent some time taking out my frustrations on a wild whim of an idea - creating miniature "bandsaw" puzzle boxes on my scrollsaw! These are the same size as my miniature 9-piece block puzzles, and are flocked inside. At the moment they are freehand shapes, but I hope to cut them in recognizable shapes now that I have my computer again to scale the outline images. I made some in Black Walnut, Tulipwood, Aromatic Cedar, Koa, and even Bois d'Arc.

These are my first attempts. My technique should improve with practice.

Puzzle Box Display at Woodcraft

While I was cutting them, I realized that I could teach someone easily how to cut these, so I took a few of them into Woodcraft in Addison, TX to discuss the possibility and 3 are now on display there with some of my block puzzles. The miniature puzzle box class is tentatively scheduled for February. More information as I receive it regarding this class.

Black Walnut Flocked Dual Compartment Miniature Puzzle Box

Dare I try for multiple compartments? I wonder how many I can make in a single box of this size?

My next experiment will be how to do drawers in these little things using only inside cuts, which a bandsaw cannot do.

Yes, I am having fun!


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