I've already begun production for the first run of Saifu puzzleboxes. Very exciting to have finalized the design and to be moving on to the next stage.
I really wanted to enter the design in the Nob Yoshigahara Puzzle Design Competition this year but I ran out of time as I was tweaking things and making small variations to the design. Perhaps I can make the entry with the puzzle next year!
I received around 30 requests for the new wallet puzzle via the customization page on my website. I believe the demand is a lot higher for the puzzle but the "form" on my website is a pain to use and I'm not sure many people are even aware of it's existence at this point. Having 30 pre-orders gives me a good idea of what color combos will be most popular and now I can make many extra parts that I am pretty sure will be used up later. I'm going to shoot for 70 boxes for this run.
I'm going to be sending the puzzle to a few interested people with massive social media accounts that I believe will spawn another order for a production run of a similar size.
Things are getting quite busy in the workshop right now because I'm also trying to design a custom chest of puzzle drawers for a client and a simple puzzlebox to be sold wholesale to https://www.artofplay.com/. I'm super excited for those projects as well!
I hope to send these updates with more regularity now that the build is underway. Stay tuned!