PLEASE NOTE THIS IS A DUTCH AUCTION WITH 21 TOTAL COPIES AVAILABLE
This sequential movement puzzle box is the third in the MakDaw Pagoda series & it is quite challenging at 25 movements to open.
Closing this box is also quite fun & challenging- in as much as if the solver does not pay attention to what he is doing-
then he will most likely open the box up again. Each box comes with sealed instructions on how to open the box, and the puzzle
is "signed", & numbered (on the inside) by Makishi.
Here are some particulars about the box:
Limited Edition of 40.
Number of moves to open: 25
Designers: Matthew Dawson & Makishi
Maker: Yasutoshi Makishi
Woods: Walnut, Red Oak, & Maple
Size: 5.3125 inches. Length by 3 in. Width by 5.3125 in. Height.
Price: $129 USD (not including shipping)
Shipping priority with tracking to the lower 48 states will be $5.95.
If paying by check or money order in the US, please contact me
Total price if using Paypal in the US is $139.29 USD
*Buyer pays paypal fees- if using paypal.
For International customers, please contact me to discuss a shipping quote & payment method.
Also, please do not worry that I seem to only design Pagoda type puzzles-
because my next available design will most likely be an square/rectangular puzzle box.
If you have any questions about this puzzle, please contact me.
Makishi's & Dawson's puzzle bio-
Originally, from Okinawa Japan,Yasutoshi Makishi has been a resident of Pennsylvania for over 21 years and supports his artistic puzzle-craft hobby with his career in high-end quality custom cabinets for elite homes. Inspired by a passion for parquet puzzle boxes from Hakone Japan, Makishi has produced unique 8, 13, 18 and 30 move puzzle box designs. His most challenging and recent puzzle is an astonishing 50-move puzzle box that took a full 3 years to design and build. Such exotic puzzle boxes can be seen exhibited in selective art and craft shows throughout the Eastern United States, and his passion for the future is to continue hand crafting such high quality wooden puzzle boxes in collectible limited editions.
Ignited in his passion by a chance puzzle box discovery during a trip to Mexico, Matthew Dawson became enthralled by complex puzzle box design. As a collector and enthusiast, his presence has been felt behind the scenes for years, and his unusual and unorthodox concepts can be seen in the designs of many modern puzzle boxes today. For example, Matthew helped inspire the Stickman Snowflake Box, and although modified, the original concept behind the Stickman Illogical puzzle box is a brainchild of his. Now Matthew is doing more than sharing his unique concepts with modern puzzle artists, he is developing his own unique line of puzzle boxes. His first puzzle, the MakDaw #1 (Pagoda), has received acclaim from collectors in many countries, and now a remake of this ingenious design is available to the public as well. Matthew looks forward to staking his claim in the puzzle community with many of his other intriguing designs. He also hopes to present new puzzle boxes at future IPP exchanges. Matthew lives in the Houston, Tx area.