This was my first experience with a UGears product. The treasure box is a unique, beautiful, well designed, and wonderful gift. She, the recipient, loved it!! It took a few hours to construct, but patience, persistence, and attention to detail was well worth the sore thumbs and fingers (pushing the wooden pieces together was challenging at times). All the moving parts worked well the first time. I was impressed with the overall design. The gear system and locking lid are fantastic. I was very pleased with my purchase. All the pieces arrived intact. Shipping was fast. Thank you for creating these incredible wooden models.
**Tips** Pay close attention to the details in the instructions - especially the arrows on some of the gears. Wax any part that must slide or move against another piece so that the box opens and closes smoothly (i.e., gears, parts of the lid). It is unnecessary to wax everything - only wax the edges of pieces if you have difficulty inserting them into another. I used the solid wax from a left over candle. Only a thin layer of wax is required.
Love the design and quick delivery!
Sublime design and excellent mechanism.