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August 17, 2017

Dovetail Puzzle Box

The goal of the puzzle is simple: take apart the box to retrieve the contents inside. As simple as that sounds, the intricate inner design of the box makes this puzzle a tough one to crack. From the outside, the shape of the joints would make you believe that the task is impossible. However, rather than trying to pull the two pieces apart, you need to slide the top piece across the other at a 45 degree angle to separate the two pieces – and you’re done!

Though the box is normally crafted from wood, we fabricated this puzzle so that you can build it at home using your own 3D printer. Build this yourself!