WORKSHOP TOUR: The puzzle box processes of Kagen Sound

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‘This is a puzzle box – how would you solve it?’, says notable puzzle box maestro maker Kagen Sound. And voilá, with a complex shuffle of the maze-like lid structure it’s open. Now repeat that…

What drives a person to create such intricate constructions? ‘One box had 5,000 moves…but it would just wear itself out before you could really open it successfully…’, says Kagen. See the WIRED video below to get some insights into this maker’s extraordinarily creative and extremely accurate machining and hand fitting processes.

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