This all began when Brady Whitney created his first wooden mechanical puzzle box as his Senior Thesis Research Project at Iowa State University.
After several Kickstarter campaigns, which yielded sensational results, The Arcane Shop has grown to develop and produce a range of mechanical puzzle books, covert puzzling art, and all manner of unassembled laser-cut kits.
All of our products are designed and produced in-house at our workshop in Hudson, Wisconsin, USA.
". . .the most unique, personalizable gifts . . ."
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Even if we're out of stock, Back In Stock Requests can be made through the Store!
We will soon be offering these gorgeous, wooden, laser-engraved Gift Certificates for
those who can't quite pick their favorite design just yet!
Need a Customized Design or Production Work?
We've got you covered there too! Not only can we design and prototype ideas from scratch, but we can even produce your ideas too (so long as it's a wood based product).
From Home Furniture, to Custom Puzzles, to Business Cards & Signage and even Movie Props!
Our only limit is what our powerful Kern Lasers can't cut through (e.g. metal). However, we are perfectly adept at creating mock prototypes to further along any Product under Development.
To find out more about our capabilities, click on the About Our Services button for more information or submit your email and request to us here and we'll get back to you as quickly as we can!
At the beginning of 2016, Brady Whitney began to develop a wooden puzzle book for his Senior Thesis Research Project at Iowa State University. After successfully scoring an A+ for his work, Brady decided to post a few pictures on Imgur to see what others thought of this new creation. It. Went. Viral. In 24 hours the post reached front page, 120,000 views, 7000+ upvotes, 400+ comments and people begging for a chance to buy one. It was decided then and there that a Kickstarter Campaign had to be put together.