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Craig Thibodeau’s Holy Grail puzzle cupboard

There are few woodworkers as averse to the limelight as Craig Thibodeau, who has written for High-quality Woodworking many instances. Craig is extra comfy alone in his store–amongst his stacks of veneer and shopmade machines–than in entrance of a digicam. However there are few, if any, woodworkers who’ve gone extra “viral” than Craig. I know for a fact that he’s not in it for the celebrity, but when viral movies assist preserve his household fed, that’s sufficient for Craig.

Not solely a world class woodworker, Craig is a former product designer with a deep admiration for the work of David Roentgen–a late 18th-century cabinetmaker known for creating intricate mechanical furniture–so it ought to come as no shock that he’s turn into a large within the area of interest world of super-high-end puzzle creation.

Working with puzzle crafter Robert Yarger, Craig’s newest creation (proven within the video above) was created for Chris Ramsay, a magician and puzzle aficionado with a YouTube channel with over 4-1/2 million subscribers. In Chris’ reveal video (beneath) he shares the worth tag of $40,000. Whereas that will seem to be a surprising sum at first, the longer I give it some thought the extra of a discount it turns into. I can’t think about the work that goes into establishing a chunk just like the Holy Grail cupboard, not to mention the creativeness and engineering prowess required to conceive of and execute the mechanisms.

So watch Craig’s video above in order for you a style of how wonderful this cupboard is. In case you’re as amazed by it as I used to be, you’ll wish to buckle up and watch Chris’ video. Regardless that you’ve seen Craig resolve it, it’s nonetheless price watching somebody discover their means by means of the puzzle. When he does resolve the puzzle, Chris’s expression makes all of it definitely worth the wait.

Additionally you’ll want to try Chris’ video interviewing Craig concerning the interior workings of this unimaginable piece!


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