How to Make a Japanese Puzzle Box!
Awhile back, I searched for instructions or other online information regarding how to build Japanese Puzzle Boxes. I was surprised to find nothing out there! So I set out with the intention of making a puzzle box myself.
Update; here's another site with information on how to make puzzle boxes (although not necessarily Japanese-style):
On with my story:
To start with, I would need to acquire one and disect it for study. I ordered a box from Cleverwood and received a beautiful piece. Their service and shipping were exceptional.
Next, I chopped up the box, removing its locking arms in order to free the sliding panels. This is a series of pictures and measurements I made of it. It can be used to build a replica, or to study the mechanism in order to create new and interesting designs.