Puzzle Boxes


This one caught my eye primarily because of the construction techniques - particularly the rotating parts.


And another interesting site (by Bruce Viney) for puzzle boxes which could be made very precisely with the glowforge:


I’ve made the Black Nightmare through conventional woodworking, but realize it would have been much easier with a laser cutter to get the pieces to fit more precisely.

Primarily interested in the interactions of the different pieces and their movement.


Good find for more projects.


I hope that GF will be able to make bevel gears.


I made the “modified matchbox” on the laser and it’s awesome and delightful. The only trick is you need to print a template to align the parts at the same time you print the parts, or alignment is hard.


I was just coming to the forums to post this hackaday link. A co-worker who knows I have a GF on order sent me the link earlier.


Just saved a bunch of the plans to try once i have my GF.
I alway loved messing around with puzzle boxes. It will be fun to actually make my own.


Love this. I made Bruce Viney’s Knight’s Tomb with the scroll saw. SO looking forward to the Glowforge. I was thinking about making templates/jigs for assembly purposes as well.


I fear I’m too late to the game, none of the links I can find to any of Bruce Viney’s puzzle box plans work. All of the sites are down. Did anyone save copies of the files? I see on YouTube that he passed away earlier this year. :frowning: He seemed like such a cool guy.