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Posted 4 years ago


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# 12409596 - Handmade Wooden Asian Puzzle Box w/Moving Parts $49.99 1 $49.99 Hello I liked this so I bought! The last photo is one from internet and 119 moves correctly to open!! Some are 129, some 126! This old box the owner never could open and it is stuck!! I read Samurai's used these to send messages! Really! I read this! Maybe soak it for 3-4 days in WD-40! I shook it and seems to be small rattle inside!! So I want to open, but I probably can not, but my son might be able to! I will offer him $25. to open! haha and watch him suffer! haha But the inlay work on this is fantastic!! All 6 sides!! My luck the last few weeks is incredible!! But my luck would have to increase 1000% to open this Box! Maybe gold coin inside!! haha just dreaming!!! Thanks for looking!!! DOES ANYONE KNOW HOW TO SHRINK WOOD SO THE PIECES SLIDE EASIER??? Thanks Don


  1. toracat toracat, 4 years ago
    Thank you, I like it also and my son is 1/2 Japanese!!
  2. toracat toracat, 4 years ago
    What about good lemon or orange wood oil polish? Or olive oil? To make slippery to slide? Thanks, what about oven on lowest heat?
  3. toracat toracat, 4 years ago
    Thanks No oven! or oil!
  4. toracat toracat, 4 years ago
    He is more careful then me! But I will remind him! thanks
  5. VanessaT, 4 years ago
    Do you still have the box? Did you manage to open the box?
  6. toracat toracat, 4 years ago
    I have the box but can not open it! Did not even try!
  7. VanessaT, 4 years ago
    I just sent you some suggestions on your other post. Hope you can get it open
  8. VanessaT, 4 years ago
    There would be two reasons it doesn't open. One, it's broken. If the slides move more or less than they obviously should, something within the wooden mechanism is broken. What you hear rattling could be a small piece of wood. Each slide should only move a small amount at a time. The second reason is it's stuck and the most common reason is humidity. Keep it in an air conditioned room where the humidity isn't too high or low. If you have a glass display cabinet, put it in there with a glass of water for awhile. Over time it could correct itself. Good luck
  9. toracat toracat, 4 years ago
    Thank you! will try!!
  10. VanessaT, 4 years ago
    If you open it, I want to know what's inside. I'm curious
  11. toracat toracat, 4 years ago
    OK I will call the Japanese Temple here where I live and see if anyone there knows how! I will let you know if anything is inside!
  12. VanessaT, 4 years ago

    7.32" in a 6 sun ( pronounced soo-n) which is considered a large box. There are slight variations, hence yours being slightly bigger.
  13. toracat toracat, 4 years ago
    VanT! I so want to open this box! I will find someone to help!! If I win the lottery!! I will come to Aus. and you can help me!! I will buy a good tucker food dinner!
  14. toracat toracat, 4 years ago
    VanT you also may have 1/2 the gold coins inside!!
  15. VanessaT, 4 years ago
    Hahaha, fingers crossed for the lotto win
  16. toracat toracat, 4 years ago
    Remember I have Neko cat!!

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