Sunday 2 June 2013

Bloomin' Clever Boxes

Most wood workers reading this will be familiar with the good old bandsaw box, the designs of which are many and varied and limited only by the imagination, but when I stumbled upon these gems from Ray & Kathy Sylvester I was absolutely gobsmacked, to call them puzzle boxes is in fact a bit of a misnomer as Ray & Kathy say on their website "these boxes are designed to put things in, not keep people out"

These beautiful boxes are fascinating with many interlocking pieces and secret compartments. although from Derbyshire UK. Ray will travel as far as Edinburgh to select the appropriate hardwoods for his art.

A personal favourite of mine from his collection is his 'Natural Top' boxes. Take a look at this video example:

Now watch the man himself in action, it's not hard to get your head around the principle but the precision is amazing, and how the hell does he remember how each piece goes back together ?!

The perfect gift for any gender and any age so head along to Ray & Kathy's web site  Temima Crafts  for more information   :-)


  1. This box is incredible. This is one of the safest box i have even known of, i would really love to buy it for my expensive rings only if you would help me a bit by telling where could i get this box from.

  2. Wow…outstanding service and products to meet our office needs. I Love all and the colors you choose are perfect. I want this furniture for my new house. Thanks a lot for sharing
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