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

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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.

Tronc Commun 3 (designed by Gregory Benedetti) ships assembled - Moves

This was a natural follow up to last months Tronc Commun 4. Another ingenious design with several rather devious moves make this a real challenge! Rotations, twists, tilted slides, you name it, this puzzle has it. Wenge ends and a Zebrawood band around the middle make this look rather elegant as opposed to the brightly colored version of the Tronc Commun 4 that I made. If you enjoy a real challenge, give this one a try. More of the Tronc 4’s are available on the Leftover page.  Oil and wax finish. 3” x 3” x 3” (7.6cm x 7.6cm x 7.6cm)                            

Equilibrium (designed by Yavuz Demirhan ships assembled - Moves 4.2.2

I am always attracted to Yavuz’s designs. This one caught my eye and, even though it is not a particularly difficult puzzle, I thought it was worth making. Made from Paduak, Box Elder and some beautiful Plum wood, it is a nice challenge for the novice puzzle collector or someone like me, who always struggles to assemble this type! Oil and wax finish. 3.5” x 3.5” x 3.5” (8.9cm x 8.9cm x 8.9cm)                            

Tres Jolie (designed by Yavuz Demirhan ships assembled - Moves 8.3.3

I thought I had made all of Yavuz’s designs that used a unique frame. Then I looked further and realized I overlooked this one. I always enjoy puzzles that have a very interesting frame in which to insert pieces. This one intrigued me because the three pieces to be inserted were identical and yet it still seemed challenging. I also took a departure from my usual high contrast woods for this one. I love the Black Limba against the Ipe frame. Not much contrast in color but significant contrast in weight! Oil and wax finish. 3.5” x 3.5” x 3.5” (8.9cm x 8.9cm x 8.9cm)                            

Castor 3 (designed by Yavuz Demirhan ships assembled - Moves

Simple right! I often just overlook what seems to be a rather ordinary design. Then I take a second look and see that there is much more to this little guy. Yellowheart, Cocobolo and Eucalyptus make up this little challenge. It is not the most difficult puzzle on this update but it will still surprise you, I think.  Oil and wax finish. 2.5” x 2.5” x 3” (6.4cm x 6.4cm x 7.6cm)                            

Berlin (designed by Klaas Jan Damstra) ships assembled - Moves

Klaas Jan sent me several designs last month and although I wanted to make at least three for this update, I only managed to complete one. I particularly like this type of puzzle. I find them challenging but not impossible. Two versions are available. The first is made from Panga Panga (which I thought should just be called Wenge), Sapele and Ash. The second is Black Palm, Sapele and Plum. The plum wood is among my favorites for both it’s workability and beauty.  Oil and wax finish. 3.5” x 3.5” x 2.5” (8.9cm x 8.9cm x 6.4cm)                            

T Cube (designed by Yavuz Demirhan ships assembled - Moves 9.3.2

I had to make this deign because I thought that a simple frame with no obstructions and three identical pieces that simply had a perpendicular piece added to the end could not be that difficult. Well it did take me a bit of time to assemble these, as I tried the first 2 without cheating (something I rarely do for time sake) I was surprised that it took me so long to get them together. Now, it is not a very difficult puzzle for most of you , but it will give the beginner a run for his money!  Oil and wax finish. 2.75” x 2.75” x 2.75” (7.0cm x 7.0cm x 7.0cm)                            

Molecular Burr (designed by Gregory Benedetti) Not for Sale

I made a few copies of these originally intending to sell them. However I realized that they really should have reinforced joints in a few places and I didn’t want to invest the time to remake them all. So I will be drawing several orders at random and including a copy of this burr in the package. Four of the same pieces surround a single, central cube. I found myself getting confused by the arrangement of the pieces, much like Stewart Coffin’s 3 Piece Block. Not very difficult but it can throw you a curve and have you second guessing yourself.       

Red Palm frame and Bloodwood pieces


Bocote frame and Yellowheart pieces


Eucalyptus, Yellowheart and Cocobolo


Ipe frame and Black Limba Pieces


Box Elder, Plum and Paduak


Black Palm, Sapele and Plum


Wenge, Sapele and Ash


Wenge and Zebrawood