BH Pen & Laser Crafts

Little Box

The puzzle pictured is made of 3/16" cherry for the box and 1/8" cherry/Birch plywood/ 1/8" curly maple for the lid. The entire box was finished with a coat of clear lacquer.

The Shield

A rather plain, metallic looking box, with an embossed shield on the top, without any visible moving parts. Yet this is another ‘sliding panel’ puzzle box. The shield itself has to be manipulated in order to get the lid off. The only moving parts are in the lid.
This is quite a precise little puzzle to make, and there are only 9 moves to get the lid off. However, it’s quite tricky to get off, because the shield seems to jam up now and again. That’s because the shield is in three parts, and the inside layers are interlocked.
The box measures 3” x 3” x 4”: the lid is made of 1/8” plywood and wood, the box made of 3/16” wood.

This BH puzzle kit has alignment pegs built into the parts to make assembly easier and virtually every part in the kit is labeled. The plans for this kit are free.

The Shield Assembly Pictures



The Shield