New in the Maker Shed: Mystery Box kit
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The Mystery Box kit is a clever puzzle box made by our very own John Park, host of Make: television. Here is how it works: first you assemble the laser-cut wooden box, placing a treasure inside. Next, you present the Mystery Box and its hidden contents to a friend, loved one, or enemy. Ask them to not open it, instead encourage them to cherish the Mystery Box and its contents. Maybe they will listen to your suggestion, enjoying the mystery within for generations to come. Then again, maybe they will wait until you leave and eventually figure out how to open this clever wooden box? Who knows? One thing we do know, whoever receives the Mystery Box as a gift will certainly love it!

4 thoughts on “New in the Maker Shed: Mystery Box kit

  1. OK, maybe I’m just missing them, but what are the dimensions of the completed box? If it’s 1/8″ plywood, I’m guessing about 2x2x4.5 inches. I’d really like to know how large a gift I can stuff inside it before shelling out 40 bucks…

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