BH Pen & Laser Crafts

Little BoxBetter Odds

The puzzle pictured is made of 1/8" plywood for the inner box and 1/8" cherry for the outer faces. The entire box was finished with a coat of clear lacquer.


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 base panel.
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 soon.



4 Sun 48 Step
Hardwood Selection (when hardwood kit is purchased)