Some puzzles from last month’s sale are still available here

Some puzzles from last month’s sale are still available here

A Dozen In A Cube (Designed by Klaas Jan Damstra) ships unassembled - Packing puzzle

This clever design has two objectives. First you can try to make a cube in which the four holes are inside the cube, leaving you with a solid outer surface. Secondly, pack the pieces into the box. When I first looked at this design, I thought it looked too easy. Not so! I especially struggled to pack the pieces into the box! Klaas Jan sent me two other similar designs that are currently on the bench but will not be ready until the next update. Approx. 2.75” x 2.75” x 2.375” (7cm x 7cm x 6cm)

Box - Yellowheart/Walnut

Pieces - Walnut

$45.00

Wood’s Hole (a variation on Trevor Wood’s Holey Squares Cube) ships unassembled/assembled choice

George set out to find a variation of Holey Squares Cube that had only one solution and Wood’s Hole is the result. I don’t think this is terribly difficult but I felt it would still provide a challenge for many. I also wanted to break my own rule of not using too many figured woods in a puzzle. These copies are made from many figured woods and your copy will be made from a variety of six of the following woods, Lacewood, Canarywood, Olivewood, Marblewood, Zebrawood, East Indian Rosewood, Koa or Bocote. Approx. 2.25” x 2.25” x 2.25” (5.7cm x 5.7cm x 5.7cm)

Pieces - Varies (see above description)

$42.00

Soma Tube (Designed by Laszlo Molnar) ships unassembled - Packing puzzle

Laszlo is at it again. Designing simple but difficult packing puzzles are a specialty of his. He sent me several variations on this one but I settled on the one that gave me the most trouble solving. You get a set of Soma pieces and a box with a “T” shaped hole in the center. A few position swaps and sliding of pieces and you may have solved it! Three beautiful versions available. Approx. 4.75” x 1.875” x 1.875” (12.1cm x 4.8cm x 4.8cm)

Olivewood box with Walnut pieces

$60.00

Kingwood box with Maple pieces

$65.00

Bolivian Rosewood box with Maple pieces

$55.00

Cubic Octahedron (Designed by Christophe Lohe) Ships assembled

I was very surprised when I first saw this design. I was expecting a simple four piece assembly, much like Stewart Coffin’s Octahedral Cluster or 4 Piece Pyramid. It would be relatively easy to take apart and difficult to reassemble because of the confusing shape of the pieces. However, it takes a few moves to take this apart as well. And finding the first move can test your skills as well. I made these a bit larger to get as much gluing surface as possible. I was trying to avoid reinforcing all of the different joints which would increase the costs significantly. Needless to say, rough handling of the pieces should be avoided. Approx. 3.75” x 3.75” x 3.75” (9.5cm x 9.5cm x 9.5cm)

Figured Koa

$40.00

Redheart

$35.00

Walnut

$30.00

Pif Paf With A Turn (Designed by Gregory Benedetti) Ships assembled (Moves 5)

This one was just for fun. Four identical pieces requiring a sort of coordinate motion, it’s not very difficult. Getting it back together could prove to be more difficult than taking it apart. Once the solution is known, both disassembly and assembly are easy, but still fun! Approx. 2.875” x 2.875” x 1.687” (7.3cm x 7.3cm x 4.4cm)

East Indian Rosewood and Yellowheart

$36.00

Kaleidoscope Cube (Designed by George Sicherman) Ships unassembled

Diagonal symmetry of all the pieces which increase in size from 3 units up to 11 units, make for a very cool design! This puzzle comes with a single unit cube made from purpleheart which must be hidden within the 4x4x4 assembly. As a bonus you can set the purple cube aside and make a 3x3x7 rectangular block (I never did solve this one) Approx. 2” x 2” x 2” as a cube (5.1cm x 5.1cm x 5.1cm)

S.O.B.B. #1 (Designed by Gregory Benedetti) Ships assembled (Moves 3.9.4.2)

Here is this months Board Burr offering. Three different woods that only give a slight hint to the pairing of the pieces, make for a colorful challenge. Although not a very high level, it should still provide an evenings worth of frustration. Approx. 3” x 3” x 3” (7.6cm x 7.6cm x 7.6cm)

Canarywood and Purpleheart

$36.00

Redheart, Yellowheart and Purpleheart

$42.00

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