The ornate plywood designs offer a gorgeous touch of vintage design, with visible gear work behind decorated framed panels, textured corners and a layered lid. This unique treasure box adds mystery and beauty to your room, vanity, dresser or anywhere you wish to store your special belongings. The key needed to open the box can be stored within the dimensional design of the lid, blending into the textures for a hidden surprise. Simply remove the key carefully from the center top and use it on the front panel of the box in order to twist and turn the gears. Watch as the mechanisms spin and twirl, working to move the levers of the lid and raise it up for easy access.
The difficulty level of the construction is easy to medium, making it a fun challenge for a perfect for anyone 14 and older. Building the treasure box may take up to four or five hours of puzzling construction, giving you an up-close-and-personal familiarity with the inner mechanisms. By putting the treasure box together yourself, you’re able to better understand how the gears work to create the movement of the lid when opening the box. The fascination and wonder of the workings within the box are kept as secret to you as your treasures, giving you a beautiful display to show others and tell them that you’ve built such a mysterious puzzle box.
The wood used for the construction of the treasure box is sustainable sourced and even has an earthy woodsy smell. Each piece is perfectly cut to fit together exactly as needed without the requirement of special tools or adhesives to keep the box together. Clear instructions for assembly are included to guide you in building your very own puzzle box. There are a total of 190 components used to construct the treasure box, including spare parts in case some are lost.
Do I need to cut parts out of the boards?
No, details are already pre-cut and you should just press them out of the board. They are connected with small crosspieces. If you have some difficulties to remove a detail, just cut a crossbar with a knife.
What are your advice on the assembly?
In order to avoid furrows, you should press the detail out from the side, where pattern of lines is thicker. We recommend to check all elements, especially gears, for the absence of burrs on the teeth. If you can not connect some details, to put a cap, for example, lubricate it with wax of any ordinary candles.
Is it possible to paint the model?
Yes, you can paint it. We recommend to use watercolor. You can use acrylic paints, but a thick layer can interfere with gears working.
What do I need to assemble a model? Tools?
Everything you need for the assembly comes in the package. There are wooden axis (standard toothpick 65 * 2 mm) in each set. Depending on the specific model, rubber bands, fishing line, or stickers will also be provided.
Extra toothpicks are available at any grocery store.
Tools recommended for the assembly: office knife, ordinary candle (i.e. tea candle), fine sand paper or file.
What to do if it’s difficult to install a plug on the frame or an axle?
The plug or the axle will be much easier to install if you grease the parts with an ordinary candle. If you can’t install the axle, it is recommended to disassemble the construction and grease the internal parts of a gear with a candle wax. Also, you can try different toothpicks as they also vary in thickness and sizes. Do not use too much force as there’s a risk of breaking the toothpick.
Can children collect your models?
We definitely can say that a child of 14 years old can assemble our models. Sometimes parents’ help will be needed. Our mission – is to unite children and their parents.
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