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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.

Trenta (designed by Christoph Lohe) Moves over 22  ships unassembled

This very clever design was a real challenge for me. Two of the pieces are captive in the frame. This means there were several extra steps to the finishing and gluing up process and resulted in the higher for a puzzle like this. But making it was the easy part, inserting the third piece into the frame is what you are tasked with!  That’s when the real challenge begins. Notice the vague number of moves? You figure it out. Oil and wax finish. 2.75” x 2.75” x 2.75” (7.0cm x 7.0cm x 7.0cm)                            

Incense Cedar frame with Koa pieces.

$75.00

Ash frame with Mahogany pieces.

$75.00

Osage Orange frame with East Indian Rosewood pieces.

$80.00

Sonneveld’s Cubed Burr (designed by Dic Sonneveld) Moves 9.13.4  ships assembled

Don’t be fooled by number of moves in this one! It is only a 3 piece burr within a box, but these are moves that will really separate the men from the boys. When I was putting these together I couldn’t see how anyone would be able to solve this puzzle without some sort of help. But that is my old feeble mind which finds everything to be a challenge! These are very hard to find, and when available, command some extremely high prices. I wanted to give the cube an interesting look (it deserves it) so I put a little extra work into the construction. There was also more waste than usual. So these definitely belong on every collectors shelf. A really terrific design! Oil and wax finish. 2.25” x 2.25” x 2.25” (5.7cm x 5.7cm x 5.7cm)                            

Yellowheart and Holly frame with Redheart pieces. (Signed copies)

$115.00

Holly and Yellowheart frame with Redheart pieces. (Signed copies)

$115.00

Bolivian Rosewood frame with Yellowheart pieces.

$100.00

Zebrawood frame with East Indian Rosewood pieces.

$100.00

Zebrawood  frame with Holly pieces. $100.00

Redwood frame with Holly pieces.

$85.00

Chapel #1 (designed by Stéphane Chomine) Moves 34.7.1.3.2  ships assembled

I used three different woods on this design because I felt that you could probably use the help. I don’t think I have made a Board Burr yet with an initial 34 moves! At first glance I was worried about the 8 x 4 unit pieces and the gap that this creates within the puzzle, but the fit on these is very good. A really terrific design and believe it or not, I enjoyed making and assembling these. Even though I always had to refer to the solution. Oil and wax finish. 3.5” x 3.5” x 3.5” (8.9cm x 8.9cm x 8.9cm)                            

Canarywood, Yellowheart and Redheart pieces.

$48.00

Straight4ward (designed by Laszlo Molnar)  ships unassembled

Laszlo’s been at it again! Another very challenging packing puzzle from,in my opinion, one of the best at designing them! After production on these was almost complete, another solution was discovered with a rotation, however I felt that even with this added solution, this was an extremely difficult puzzle. The restricted opening alone, provides enough of a challenge for me! Try first to find the one solution without a rotation, then test yourself to find the rotation.  Lacquer and wax finish. 3” x 3” x 1.625” (7.6cm x 7.6cm x 4.1cm)                            

Bocote box with Bloodwood pieces (made from single-unit cubes)

$55.00

Spalted Sycamore box (minimal spalting but more pronounced grain)with Mixed Exotics pieces may vary. (made from multi-unit pieces) $49.00

Spalted Sycamore box (heavily spalted)with Redheart pieces. (made from multi-unit pieces)

$49.00

Three Locked Cubes (original design by Andrey Ustjuzhanin of Impossible Triangle of Three Cubes. This modification by Tzy Hung Chein) ships unassembled

This really clever design was great to begin with and Felix’s simple modification added another step to the task. Three unassembled pieces need to form the three triangles. That’s it, it’s that simple! Or is it? This design reminds me of Stewart Coffin’s Three Piece Block. It seems so easy, only three pieces, nothing to it! Until you try assembling it. I think this is one everyone can enjoy. Oil and wax finish. 2.5” (6.4cm)                            

Redheart pieces

$18.00

Three Piece Block (designed by Stewart Coffin) ships assembled

I have made these for sale many times before, however not copies like this. I happened to find some Kingwood reduced in price from $90/bd ft down to $70/bd ft. It is an insanely expensive and rare wood, however this piece was just beautiful and I had to grab it Each cubes was sanded to 600 grit and given a high gloss finish. A real show piece, a copy like this belongs on every collectors shelf. Gloss lacquer and wax finish. 3” (7.6cm)                            

Kingwood

$60.00

2 Temps 3 Movements (designed by Gregory Benedetti) Moves 1.5.2.1.3 ships assembled

Here is where you’ll find my cube entry for this month. While this has no rotations, it does require some pretty precise sliding of pieces. And the order of moves can actually be a bit different with one piece removable at different times. Satin lacquer and wax finish. 2.25” x 2.25” x 2.25” (5.7cm x 5.7cm x 5.7cm)                            

Leopardwood, Katalox, Ipe, Olive Ash, Yellowheart and Holly

$44.00

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