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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 or or depending on the arrangement of the boards

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)                            

Burr Noose (designed by Tom Jolly) only a few available. Moves

I have always loved making Tom’s designs. This one had somehow managed to escape me, although I had made his other noose puzzles. Only a few of these are available, however more are one the bench (they are different woods) and may be out in a few days. Can you find the key to unlocking the Burr Noose?  Lacquer and wax finish. 3” x 3” x 2.375” (7.6cm x 7.6cm x 6cm)                            

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


Walnut Pieces with Ash, Cherry and Holly boards.


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.


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


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.

Burr Noose by Tom Jolly

Ash, Osage Orange, Canarywood, Lacewood, Padauk and Jatoba with Butternut rings (the noose).


Bodo (Designed by Tamas Vanyo)

This is a great design from Tamas. Rather large, this has a nice little touch added to the top of the 4 pieces. A laminate gives the top of the 4 pieces a banded look and it really sets it off nicely. Also, a real challenge to remove and replace the four piece inside the frame with the sliding internal piece! Good Luck.

Lacquer and wax finish. 2.375” x 2.375” x 2.375” (6.0cm x 6.0cm x 6.0cm)


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).


Bolivian Rosewood


Mixed Exotics (each piece a different species)


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


Tronc Commun 4 (designed by Gregory Benedetti) ships assembled - Moves

Looks can be deceiving! This harmless looking puzzle has some devilishly difficult moves. Several rotations, some that coordinate with other moves, make this design brilliant!  I was unable to replicate some moves even after doing it many times. I had to constantly look at the solution in order to assemble these. These were made with close tolerances to avoid introducing other possible moves. This is a real challenge! Due to the extraordinary amount of time it took to make these there were only 15 copies made for sale. Read here what Kevin Sadler had to say about this puzzle in his blog Read.  Oil and wax finish. 3” x 3” x 3” (7.6cm x 7.6cm x 7.6cm)                            

Yellowheart, Canarywood and Padauk.


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 very vivid Osage Orange and a nice Holly and finally, Bolivian Rosewood were used for the planks. 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)                            

Paduak and Osage Orange


Paduak and Holly


Katalox and Paduak


Tourelle (designed by Yavuz Demirhan) ships unassembled Moves

I haven’t made as many of Yavuz’s designs recently as I usually do. And this one I had made in 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


Many of the puzzles on this page are a result of me not getting much time in the shop. I was not able to go out to my shop and begin large projects so I dug into my collection of unfinished puzzles. Often as the deadline for an update approaches I have to make a decision and leave a few puzzles unfinished. I usually set them aside in case an order is lost or someone has an accident with a puzzle. But it is rarely worth the time to go back and finish one or two of a puzzle. However they begin to pile up and I decided this month to gather them up, take them into the house, where I was spending a lot of time, and finish them off. So many of these are puzzles you have seen before but may have all been sold out. Here is the last chance to grab one.

BDSM (designed by Laszlo Molnar) ships unassembled

Here are a few more copies of Laszlo’s great design “BDSM” With the same  simple objective of fitting the pieces into the box, he has found another way to torture us! The box is open on both sides with a large triangular hole. Just get all the pieces inside to form a cube, simple right? Wrong! These versions both have a Redheart and Box Elder box with either Purpleheart or Wenge pieces. only a few made. Oil and wax finish. 2.75” x 2.75” x 2.75” (7cm x 7cm x 7cm)                            

Box Elder and Redheart box with Purpleheart pieces


Box Elder and Redheart box with Wenge pieces


L-I-Vator and L-I-Vator II  (designed by Laszlo Molnar) ships unassembled

One last appearance for Laszlo’s L-I-Vator puzzles.  These packing puzzles were some of the most popular puzzles I ever made.  Oil and wax finish. 2.5” x 2.5” x 2.5” (6.4cm x 6.4cm x 6.4cm)                            


Canarywood/Paduak box and Mahogany pieces


L-I-Vator II

Canarywood/Paduak box and Paduak pieces