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String Octet (designed by Pit Khiam Goh) 13 different puzzles to solve, ships unassembled

I am not very good at this kind of puzzle! And I think I may have made it more difficult when I decided to make the lines looks more like a string. Because the lines were painted with a paint pen, I took the liberty of varying the pieces so that no two are alike in their appearance. However the paths taken are consistent and the solutions all the same. Each puzzle comes with 8 pieces for the path, a beginning and ending piece and two fillers for the empty spaces. Enclosed is a sheet showing the various starting and ending points, you must fill in the rest. I am also including a sealed envelope with the locations for the filler pieces as a hint. For the solutions, you will have to contact me. 4.375” x 3.625” x.75” (11.1cm x 9.2cm x 2cm)                            

LooZ Fit (designed by Laszlo Molnar) Ships unassembled

When Laszlo told me he was not designing any more of his 3x3 packing puzzles, I was a bit disappointed. Then he sent me this design and I knew he was still capable of torturing us with his clever designs. The puzzle consists of four pieces that must fit within a tray, in two layers. Once again, Laszlo has incorporated the unexpected. You may just stumble upon this solution, but I think it will take quite a bit of work to solve this one!  Each puzzle has a variety of Exotic and domestic species used for the pieces (8 in all, 2 each in the 4 pieces). Oil and wax finish. 5” x 5” x .75” (12.7cm x 12.7cm x 2cm)                            

Trilogy (designed by Tzy Hung Chein) Moves 12.5.5.6.4 or 11.2.3.6.4 or 12.4.3.3 depending on the arrangement of the boards. Ships assembled

My friend Felix (Tzy Hung Chein) sent me this design and I knew immediately it was a winner. Not just for the fact that it was a great design, but it is in fact three great designs! This puzzle, consisting of 3 board and 3 burr pieces is actually 3 puzzles. There is a unique solution to each if you rearrange the order of the board pieces and they all look similar when solved. A three for one bargain. I made this puzzle out of all domestic woods to try and keep the cost down. Assembling all the puzzles in each of the intended solutions took the better part of 2 days. I anticipated this and wanted to avoid having to charge more. I think this one will get a good deal of playing time! Oil and wax finish. 3.375” x 3.375” x 2.75” (8.6cm x 8.6cm x 7cm)                            

Curly White Oak Pieces with Ash, Cherry and Holly boards.


$52.00



Walnut Pieces with Ash, Cherry and Holly boards.


$52.00



The left photo shows the three different board arrangements in a solved state. The right photo shows the six pieces of the puzzle. Both versions have the same woods used in the boards, the burr pieces are either Curly White Oak or Walnut.

Cherry tray (sides) Baltic birch plywood bottom and Maple slip feathers. Mixed woods in the pieces.


$38.00

Mahogany tray (sides) Baltic birch bottom. English Sycamore puzzle pieces and Katalox filler pieces.


$40.00

8 pieces plus 2 end pieces and 2 fillers fill the tray. 13 possible paths are provided on a sheet showing where to place the end pieces and you must fill in the rest.

Criss Cross (designed by Pit Khiam Goh) ships assembled

I must say that this is a wonderful design. It is one of very few puzzles that I have to refer to a solution to when assembling every puzzle. Usually after putting together several copies of a puzzle together, I can memorize the steps no matter how many there are. These pieces are all so subtly different that I wasn’t able to do it this time. My mind just doesn’t work like that. In Pit Khiam Goh’s instructions he explains “If we join 3 sticks in each of the 3 orthogonal directions so that not all 3 are mutually touching to form pieces, there are 8 distinct pieces.” The six pieces in this puzzle were chosen for their unique property of allowing only one solution. Oil and wax finish. 3.5” x 3.5” x 3.5” (8.9cm x 8.9cm x 8.9cm)                               

Black Limba and Holly (tips).

$80.00

Bolivian Rosewood

$75.00

Mixed Exotics (each piece a different species)

$70.00

Mixed Exotics (each piece 3 different species, 8-12 different woods in all)

$70.00

Blue Planks (designed by Jos Bergmans) ships assembled

I have made several of this style of puzzle by Gregory earlier. This one “Blue Planks should be made with “Blue Planks” as I did with Red Planks and Brown Planks. However, I am out of Blue wood! So I used everything but! Some nice Holly, Katalox and Padauk were used. While fairly easy to disassemble, it is a real chore to reassemble. Oil and wax finish. 2.5” x 2.5” x 2.5” (6.4cm x 6.4cm x 6.4cm)                            

Tourelle (designed by Yavuz Demirhan) ships unassembled Moves 2.3.3.2.3.2.2

I have made this puzzle n the past. But several requests from customers made me revisit this one. This version is smaller than my previous one. Just get the 7 pieces into the unusual frame.  I also want to note that Yavuz has graciously asked that his royalty go to my cancer fund. Thank you Yavuz!!! Lacquer and wax finish. 2.125” x 1.25” x 4.375” (5.4cm x 3.6cm x 11.1cm)                            

Canarywood Frame and Padauk Pieces

$28.00

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Berlin (designed by Klaas Jan Damstra) ships assembled - Moves 7.3.2.3.3.3.2.4

Klaas Jan recently sent me several designs 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. This version is made from Panga Panga (which I thought should just be called Wenge), Sapele and Ash. Oil and wax finish. 3.5” x 3.5” x 2.5” (8.9cm x 8.9cm x 6.4cm)                            

Wenge, Sapele and Ash

$65.00

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 Padauk, 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 6.11.3.2

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)                            

Eucalyptus, Yellowheart and Cocobolo

$45.00

Ipe frame and Black Limba Pieces

$52.00

Box Elder, Plum and Padauk

$49.00

Katalox and Padauk

$59.00

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. 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

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)                            

Spalted Beech Box & Holly pieces

$46.00

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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