I had given up on this design but after sharing it with a few friends I got enough encouragement and insights to keep going with the it. Eventually I was able to prove to myself that making this puzzle was possible, now I just need to make it practical! I'm quite happy for a challenge and I'm always excited to put myself in positions that force me to improve my craft.
I'm going to enjoy updating the progress on these regularly, hopefully biweekly. I've already procured 98% of the materials needed so I can start milling the lumber very soon.
At this point I really have no idea what one of these boxes will cost. For now my only concern is making a stellar design and hoping I can find excellent production techniques that will make a complex box like this more affordable. More on this later.
A friend of mine is very skilled with video shooting and after some experimental footage in my shop I decided it would be great to try and make a short demo/trailer for this box, so hopefully that will be coming down the pike shortly.
Thank you for the interest in the design and let me know any comments/critiques you might have!