He designed the first Framed Burr Puzzle in 1991. Since then, several people have designed and made Framed Burr types of puzzle but Juno hadn't designed many. Maybe now is the time to use the idea of the Framed Burr.
It was around March of this year that Juno started making the "Framed Burr Box." In the beginning, he didn't intend to make the puzzle complex and he just thought that using a framed burr as a lid of the puzzle box would be enough but after for a while he changed his mind and kept adding more tricks to open and disassemble the box.
The burr puzzle, which is on top of the box is, so to speak, the first challenge of the puzzle. There are two more challenges to the puzzle, which are different types to the first one.
We use a CNC Router often, but this time, it played a very important role in producing the puzzle. Juno used a CNC Router quite often, milling the name of the puzzle on top of the puzzle and making parts as shown in the picture below.
One day, I received a bill from the electric company and I was surprised to see that the bill amount had suddenly increased! Then I realized it was because Juno had been using the CNC Router all the time. Roughly, it required three hours of CNC work to make one Framed Burr Box. No wonder it cost a lot.
Well, I personally love this puzzle because usually a secret box puzzle has only a small space inside, which can contain only tiny things. I know it's a puzzle not an ordinary box but it's nice to have a larger space, you know? The size of the space in this puzzle box is larger than ordinary ones, and you can even keep a 5x5x5 professor Rubik's Cube inside.
Juno has made 20 Framed Burr Boxes, and he says that he is not going to make any more Framed Burr Boxes, so this is the first and last time. Honestly, even with an aid of the CNC Router, this puzzle was assembled with lots of parts, which have many delicate cutouts and shapes processed by various wood machinery, and I can understand it's hard to make them again.
I'm very happy that the Framed Burr Box has been finished, and I hope that the Framed Burr Box will bring a lot of fun to puzzle lovers.
* Pluredro online shop: Framed Burr Box