I present to you Yet Another Puzzle Box.
So last night I went to bed determined to post some pictures of a puzzle box project partially made on a Glowforge. and wouldn’t you know it? A four step puzzle box post this morning!
I don’t want to be guy at the party who has (in his mind) a better fishing / hunting / fail / whatever story than the one someone just told, and considered not posting.
But I would still like to.
The project posted by @primal_healer is easily a more legitimate MOAG project. I’d love to try something like that. I promise the above is true.
My project started out primarily as a woodworking project in walnut to get warmed up for building the bathroom vanities my wife is patiently waiting for. Also, there is a kid at church who I like to give fun things for Christmas and birthdays.
This is a two step. dovetailed box with magnetic plunger pin and a pivoting second catch that requires you to hold the box at a certain angle after you release the plunger and get the lid to slide a bit. I did have to give hints for her to open it.
The engrave in the lid worked really well; the box also has a false bottom with engrave; that, and the little riser for it were cut on the Glowforge. You can just see the little toggle catch in the top left corner of the box which is cut from clear acrylic.
The Glowforge let me dress this item up very easily. Oh, and to center the “K” on the lid I drew a rectangle the size of the box in my file, aligned to it by camera, and then set the rectangle to"Ignore". That came out perfectly centered!