4 Sun 48 Step
This is another "sliding panel" puzzle box, that looks and
operates just like the genuine Japanese puzzle boxes.
A "sun" is a Japanese measurement of about 1.22 inches, but only
refers to the length of the box, not the width or height.
Four sliders at each end have to be moved in order to raise one end and
lower the other end, so that the top and base can be moved. Eventually
the top will be released.
The box requires 48 moves to open, and there is a small drawer in the
But there is another secret to this box, revealed in the video.
Not too hard to make, but there are a lot of pieces to it. The size is
5" by 3-3/4" by 3" and is made from 1/8" wood and plywood.
This puzzle kit has alignment pegs built into the parts to make
assembly easier and virtually every part in the kit is labeled.
Photo Assembly instructions for this kit available