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

 
These puzzles are very limited in availability, often just one of a kind.  International buyers can place AN order AND You will receive an email with the shipping costs 24-48 hours after your order is received. We can also hold your order to save on shipping, if you plan on making more purchases in the near future.

There are only a few copies left and I will not be getting any more copies to sign. LAST CHANCE!

This book is geared for beginner to moderate woodworkers interested in starting to make puzzles as a hobby and to any puzzle enthusiast interested in knowing how it’s done. It features simple designs from many of my favorite designers such as, Stewart Coffin, Jos Bergmans, Yavuz Demirhan, Tom Jolly, Primitivo F. Ramos,  Stéphane Chomine and Ken Irvine. The book has now been released, and I will sign your copy and ship it to you along with any personalized message you request. The books will be shipped along with your next puzzle order (to save shipping) or separately if desired. If the book ships with an order you will be credited the $3.50 in shipping and only charged for the order total. International shipping will be more if not shipped with an order.

$24.95 plus $3.50 media mail shipping unless ordered with puzzles.

US ORDERS ONLY for international orders please email me.

Wheel Lock (designed by Tzy Hung Chein) Moves 15.18.14.4 ships assembled

I knew that I was going to have to make this puzzle as a follow up to the very successful Dispersion that I made for the last update. (BTW one copy was left on the Still Available page). This looks similar to the Dispersion but with a few more moves. The name also gives a slight hint to the eventual solution. I used Tambodi on these frames. I had never worked with this wood before. It is HARD and HEAVY, even the sapwood, which is cream colored is very hard and dense. Thats why I chose to use it for one of the versions. This wood was also very expensive. It has beautiful grain which can be seen in the close up below. Oil and wax finish. 3” x 3” x 2.125” (7.6cm x 7.6cm x 5.4cm)                            

Tambodi, Plum and Mulberry

$85.00

Tambodi (with Sapwood), Redheart and Maple

$85.00

Chequered Board Burr (designed by Frans de Vreugd) Moves 2.13.4.5.3 or 2.9.8.5.3 ships assembled

As you may have seen me mention on this site, that I love Board Burrs. This is a follow up to Frans’ Tricoloure that I made a while ago. While this one doesn’t have any swapping of positions of pieces it does have two solutions which are equally difficult, both requiring 27 moves to solve. One solution is 2.13.4.5.3 and the other 2.9.8.5.3. Although the checkering of the pieces is decorative, it does provide an indication of the piece placements. Two slightly different versions produced. Oil and wax finish. 3” x 3” x 3” (7.6cm x 7.6cm x 7.6cm)                            

Redheart and Yellowheart with Ziricote splines

$51.00

Redheart and Yellowheart with Holly splines

$51.00

Y6BB #1(designed by Yavuz Demirhan) Moves 3.11.2.3.4  ships assembled

I was in the Board Burr making mood and I always like to have at least one design by the great Yavuz Demirhan in my updates. My first time working with Okoume was nice! I can best describe it as like pinkish mahogany. And I thought it would look great next to the Tzalam and Mulberry (which was also a first for me) Oil and wax finish. 3” x 3” x 3” (7.6cm x 7.6cm x 7.6cm)                            

Holly, Wenge and Koa with matching splines

$46.00

Tzalam, Okoume and Mulberry with Matching splines

$46.00

Burrbox1 (designed by Tom Jolly) Moves 8.6.10.3  ships assembled

I haven’t made any of Tom’s designs for a while and while looking for ideas I was intrigued by the simplicity of this design! A simple box with 4 seemingly easy obstructions uniformly spaced around the interior and 4 rather straight forward pieces.  I also had acquired a nice piece of spalted beech that I wanted to be able to use on a box to show off the grain and spalting. A few of the spalted beech pieces required a small amount of filling  in some softer areas but the look of the spalting is fabulous!  The holly was probably not cut during the winter and has lost some of its’ whiteness. Some pieces display the gray or blueish color that occurs, but it provides a good complementary look to the beech.  Oil and wax finish. 2.75” x 2.75” x 2.5” (7cm x 7cm x 6.4cm)                            

Redheart Box & Ziricote pieces

$55.00

Spalted Beech Box & Holly pieces

$51.00

Spalted Beech Box & Ziricote pieces

$55.00

Mean Cube (designed by Tom Jolly) Moves 1.6.3.5  ships assembled

I have had this design on my mind for a while. The only reason I hadn’t made it until now was that I liked cubes with rotations and this has none. However as Tom put it “ It is not one of my more elegant designs; it is hard to solve” I guess that’s the origin of the name! The first piece out is an easy removal so I added magnets to make it less obvious and to prevent the eventual loosening up of the piece. I used several very expensive woods on this one and consequently made it a bit smaller than my usual cube size. Lacquer and wax finish. 2.5” x 2.5” x 2.5” (6.4cm x 6.4cm x 6.4cm)                            

Okoume, Tambodi, Katalox, Tulipwood, Marblewood and Cocobolo

$52.00

Triaxe (designed by Stéphane Chomine) Moves 24.2  ships assembled

I liked the look of this cage and it’s simplicity. I added the wenge corner cubes for decoration more than strength. Another design that is deceiving for the simplicity of the parts. No obstructions in the frame and the pieces have relative few.  As you can see by the number of moves, most of the solving is done with all three pieces within the frame. Oil and wax finish. 3” x 3” x 3” (7.6cm x 7.6cm x 7.6cm)                            

Maple and Wenge Frame with Wenge pieces.

$68.00

4x4x4 Elevator (designed by Jos Bergmans) Moves 1.2.5.3.2  ships assembled

Here is where I inserted the rotational cube. I wanted to make this one out of a variety of more brownish woods. However when I finished applying the oil, three of the woods appeared very similar in color and this was not my intention. So I am lowering the price on this one to make me feel better about the lack of contrast in the pieces. I also went back and reinforced some of the joints with epoxied brass pins. Some of the moves place extra stress on a few of these joints if you are heavy handed. Oil and wax finish. 2.5” x 2.5” x 2.5” (6.4cm x 6.4cm x 6.4cm)                            

Wenge, Mahogany, Canarywood, Lacewood, Spanish Cedar and Bolivian Rosewood pieces.

$36.00

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