Padawan Dovetail Box Puzzle

by damienb, published

Padawan Dovetail Box Puzzle by damienb Mar 25, 2013
1 Share
Download This Thing! Customize Order This Printed Tools & Utilities

Thing Info

3348Views 627Downloads Found in Puzzles
Report Thing


Another dovetail puzzle box, but this time, gravity will not help you... Will you be able to open it?


For this puzzle you have to use two 1/2" diameter (12.7mm) steel ball bearings (hint!). I will reuse these balls for next puzzles.

You can find some clues on how to solve this puzzle here: http://wp.me/p3gI7M-3G

To assemble the puzzle:
1/ push the 2 steel balls in the holes (1 per piece)
2/ hold each ball/piece between the thumb and forefinger
3/ completly slide the the pieces starting with the corners with the arrows
4/ try to open it!

More from Puzzles

view more

Thing Info

3348Views 627Downloads Found in Puzzles
Report Thing


Liked By

View All


Give a Shout Out

If you print this Thing and display it in public proudly give attribution by printing and displaying this tag. Print Thing Tag

All Apps

This App connects Thingiverse with Makeprintable, a cloud-based mesh repair service that analyzes, validates and repairs most common mesh errors that can occur when preparing a 3D design file for p...

App Info Launch App

Kiri:Moto is an integrated cloud-based slicer and tool-path generator for 3D Printing, CAM / CNC and Laser cutting. *** 3D printing mode provides model slicing and GCode output using built-in...

App Info Launch App
KiriMoto Thing App

With 3D Slash, you can edit 3d models like a stonecutter. A unique interface: as fun as a building game! The perfect tool for non-designers and children to create in 3D.

App Info Launch App

Am I crazy - but when I load these STL's they are TINY. Am I meant to be scaling them?

I have re-uploaded the STL so the geometry is now in mm. I should have checked Inventor default export configuration...

Framingr, I just checked my files with an external viewer (I have no printer yet) and apparently Inventor made the export in cm instead of mm, so the model is scaled down by 10. I'll try to regenerate all the files tonight to get them to mm.

Thanks for your comment!

FYI, I will order some 1/2" nylon and steel ball bearings in bunch for my puzzles. If you need a few I can probably arrange a shipment if you send me a message with you email address. I will also re-issue the first puzzle to match this size.