This is the smallest box I have ever made. Only about 13 centimeters long. It is also one of the hardest to open. I'm not sure I remember how to open this myself.
The dark wood is wenge, and the lighter brown wood is walnut. I fell in love with these three woods at once.
I did a presentation to The Colorado College Mathematics Department on how this puzzle opens up.
The Second Beast
This is all made from walnut and maple. I devised a nice way to inlay the box, although very time-consuming. This puzzle has fewer moves to solve. I made only two of these, and never applied a coat of finish. Like the original Beast box I was too uncomfortable to release these to the public.
A special thanks goes to William Jeavens and Carl Reed.
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