A challenging & beautiful box of our own design. It reminded us of the southwestern US Adobe Pueblo dwellings built into caves, thus the name. You must align the 5 side arms to the correct position for the cover to allow the cover to slide off. The arms slide left and right. Each arm has 10 possible positions so the number of possible combinations of positions is quite large (10 x 9 x 8 x 7 x 6 = 30,240). We have found that a typical solution time is 30 to 40 minutes. Occasionally done faster, but more often than not people give up and look at the solution which we provide.
The box we make from an attractive 1/4" thick floorboard material and the arms are wood; either Alder or Cherry. The sides and bottom are all jointed which gives both a super solid construction and a nice visual image. Inside, we have felt line the bottom of the box.
Measures about 5.5" x 3.5" x 3.2" high on the outside.
The standard handle on the lid is an oval shape. However, there are options available where you can select a different figure as the handle. Owl, Cat, Skunk, Butterfly, Turtle, and Wine Bottle are shown and can be selected below for a small cost adder. If you want this, please check one of the boxes below.
I can also do ANY of the figures that you see in our Picture Frame series of puzzles and size it accordingly on this box for a small added cost.
Note, this box also laser engraves beautifully on the cover should you want that work done. There is an option below for that should you desire.
Designed by Bob Nolet and Dave Janelle and made in our Spring Hill, Florida shop.
Level of Difficulty: Level 3