Take-Apart - Whorl 3

Whorl 3
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Whorl 3 - Open
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Designer:Shirou Tajima
Craftsman:Shirou Tajima
Material:Walnut with Inlays

To open this box, one of the panels moves in a spiral (whorl). Though easy to open, the mechanism is very clever and the box is very well made.
Shirou is a member of the Karakuri Creation Group, group of Japanese craftsmen specializing in trick opening boxes. You can join the Karakuri Club, which will give you advance notice of new items, a discount on the purchase price and a Christmas "gift" that is typically worth the cost of membership. Information is available on the web site.