We're looking for an awesome design to use on a new wooden puzzle box. We've released puzzle boxes in the past which can be seen in the attached images. Some of those images say "artifact" while others say "relic." The new puzzle box should have a more polished look, more like the Artifact than the Relic.
You can see the new puzzle box with a sample engraving at: https://vzaar.com/videos/7481535
There is a bit of a creative challenge when it comes to the side panels. When you watch the video, you'll notice that some panels have areas that are unable to be laser etched. In the default state of the box, there are two dials on one of the sides; we are told there are some challenges to etching that side, but we know for sure that we don't just want a blank face so we'll need something on that side that doesn't necessarily need to be etched, or would possibly look good if an out-of-focus etch were placed on it. Alternately, we could look at a burn, or a brand, or a stamp, or some other way of applying design to the box. That's for you to decide.
Additionally, one of those dials on that side is removed in the process of solving the puzzle, and gets placed elsewhere on the edge of the box to activate a magnet. While in that position, it would be covering part of the edge on that side, but that side can be etched. This is just something to take into consideration—in addition to the margins on the sides of the box where panels meet. Remember that etching means we'll need a black and white file.
We're also offering a challenge coin with the set, so we'd like to see a proposed front and back to the challenge coin as part of this design project. Perhaps something that is easily adaptable from the symbols or icons used for the box.
The dimensions of the box are approximately: 5.25" x 4.25" x 3.4" and the radius of the dials, which would be engraved as well with whatever design you come up with, is just over 5/8" with a diameter of about 1.2 inches for each.