After building a number of dovetail puzzle boxes the HipMonsters sister team set out to make their own unique design. We explored many designs and drew influence from creations like this one on YouTube. The sisters wanted something that looked deceptively simple and easy to make. Thus was born Push My Button!
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Here is Push My Button from a side view. The sides are made from a several of 1/4 wooden square dowels. These are our goto material for many of our designs.
The top, sides and bottom are made from 1/8 inch plywood.
Here is a view of a corner. We purposely made it look slapped together to confuse people. The lopsided look makes it appear that the sides of bottom can be slipped off- which cannot be done.
But the key to opening Push My Button to to press the correct button… but which one? We added spacers between some of the dowels and aligned them irregularly to make harder to tell which one is the key.
When we give it as a gift we usually leave earings or chocolate inside to reward the reciever once them uncover the trick.