Today I was able to spend some time tuning up the bandsaw and hacking through my first run of making a real puzzle box. In this case I wasn’t worried about finish and details, I specifically wanted to test out the basic concepts. Not gonna lie, I was happily surprised with the results!
After this one I moved on to the next level and ended up with a pretty excellent advanced version of this. Due to time constraints I wasn’t able to get pics of it, but it worked out way better than I expected.
It’s funny how quickly I went from starting to frustrated to actually doing, and it gave me a greater appreciation for just how much of an art there is to doing it right… I’ve got a very long way to go! That said, I’m pretty stoked to have been able to make a couple of working beta models today.
Nothing like that feel of creating something, it made my day!