This puzzlebox requires 7 moves before you can retrieve
the key (pictured below) from inside the safe. It is a
moderately difficult puzzlebox to solve, requiring a
strange sequence of moves that are indeterminable by
most who try this uniquely designed puzzle box. When you
slide the smooth action lid open, you are met with a
solid hardwood 'panel' that is impressed with Randal's
branded signature logo and you can also see the key slot
as described in the 'story'. This is where the challenge
The Keepers Key Safe Puzzle Box is made from White
Argentine Mahogany hardwood, implementing a decorative
box joint design. The box and all its components are
made of hardwood - no metal was used at all. This box is
made to fine woodworking standards and is of very high
Each piece of this puzzlebox has some significance, in
either the solution, or in the story about the puzzle. A
specially mixed hand rubbed lacquer finish is applied.
After a series of applications, bees wax is applied to
the lacquer coat and then the entire box is finalized
with teak oil. The puzzlebox is hand polished between each
The result is a very warm, smooth - low luster
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moves to open this puzzle box!
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Also included with this puzzlebox is a "story card" with the
'Keepers Key Safe' tale...
In the days of old, keeping valuables safe was quite
a task. Wooden locks and keys were implemented in
this task. In those days, a ‘Keeper‘ was engaged as
the sentry of the lock, and of the key. Where there
were locks, there were valuables and therefore,
there were thieves. Over time, the biggest dilemma
for the Keeper was the “loss” of a key. This was
indeed a tragedy for the Keeper since the
retribution for such failure could be quite harsh.
Thus, the “Keepers Key Safe” was created. The key
could be deposited into the box with the panel
“locked” using the key slot in the panel. The box
was only identifiable and solvable by its Keeper - a
secret of the Keepers trade. Fact is... common folk
of those times could not manipulate its concept. The
object is to remove the key from the box without
degrading the box. If you succeed, it is certain you
may class yourself well above that of the common
folk of old. By Randal Gatewood
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