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Trilogy (designed by Tzy Hung Chein) Moves or or 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)                            

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.


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)                            

Box Elder, Plum and Padauk


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.


Chapel #1 (designed by Stéphane Chomine) Moves  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)                            

Havannas-1 (designed by Alfons Eyckmans) Moves  ships assembled

Not your typical Alfons design, with an extremely high level. This design fit nicely with the 4 in Frame seen below and the BurrBox 1 from last month. With the obstructions in the long box, you will have to do a bit of back and forth maneuvering to free all the pieces. Lacquer and wax finish. 3.625” x 2.5” x 1.375” (9.2cm x 6.4cm x 3.6cm)                            

Box Elder and Redheart


Colonel’s Bouquet (designed by George Sicherman)  ships unassembled

Straight from the IPP37 design contest is this very clever puzzle. The four hexacubes can combine in any pair to make a symmetrical shape, each with a unique solution. Then you can take all four pieces and make the block shown below. Again with a unique solution. Wood choices are listed below. 2.25” x 1.625” x 1.125” (5.7cm x 4.1cm x 2.8cm) solved as block                            






Y6BB #3 (designed by Yavuz Demirhan) Moves  ships assembled

Last month I had another of Yavuz’s y6BB puzzles available and I had a lot of requests for more. I think this might be one of the easier ones, making it a good introduction to board burrs. Now that is just my opinion, and remember I am looking at the solution throughout the entire production and assembly process. So take that opinion for what it’s worth, maybe nothing. As you may know, I love Board Burrs and I am always going to try and have one in every update. Thanks to my prolific friend Yavuz!  3” x 3” x 3” (7.6cm x 7.6cm x 7.6cm)                            

Granadillo, Canarywood & Yellowheart


Only One Left

Restricted Soma Reborn (this idea was given to me by Mr. C. M. Huang)

Three puzzles in one! This very clever variation on the Restricted Soma comes with 3 interchangeable lids resulting in three separate challenges. And boy are they challenging. A small hole in the side of the box is to aid you in some of the maneuvering necessary to complete this challenge. The 3 acrylic lids each slide into the top of the box and lock into place. I wanted to allow this to work without any movable locking mechanism. So after a great deal of thought I used acrylic for the tops and it flexes enough to snap into place when fully inserted.  These solutions are very challenging and it is a must for every puzzle collector. 3” x 3” x 2.75” (7.6cm x 7.6cm x 7.0cm)                            

Yellowheart & Ipe Box with Ipe pieces


A Variation on Laszlo Molnar’s Twisted Sisters named 11 Twisted Sisters (designed by Tzy Hung Chein) Make symmetric shapes

The idea behind these three simple pieces is to make a symmetrical shape using any 2 pieces. A few of these are quite easy to find and others are very difficult. Several I have not yet found as I denied myself the satisfaction of checking the BT file. This puzzle went through several iterations and there is another version with an additional piece I may make in the future. (Cube size .5625”)           



Castle (designed by Klaas Jan Damstra) Moves  ships assembled

This design by Klaas Jan has been on my bench for quite a while. A gift of a lot of Ipe caused me to push it to the top of my list of puzzles for this month. I wanted a wood that would be heavy and strong for the frame of this, and the Ipe fit the bill perfectly. I think this is a fairly high level for only having one obstruction in the frame and some relatively simple burr pieces. Oil and wax finish. 3” x 2.5” x 2.55” (7.6cm x 6.4cm x 6.4cm)                            

Ipe, Canarywood and Yellowheart


Ipe, Canarywood and Padauk


Ghidorrah Box (designed by Yavuz Demirhan) Moves 22.3.4  ships assembled

I will almost always have a design from the great Yavuz Demirhan in my updates. The biggest problem with making his puzzles is deciding which to make. He is such a prolific designer! For this one I had to go back a bit. I was looking through the designs for one of his unique frames and I thought that this one looked pretty cool! Along with only 3 simple burr pieces, it makes for a good challenge. The holly trim is also for a bit of reinforcing of the frame. Lacquer, Oil and wax finish. 2.5” x 2.5” x 2.5” (6.4cm x 6.4cm x 6.4cm)                            

Redheart/Holly frame, Bolivian Rosewood Burr pieces


Redheart/Holly frame, Ziricote Burr pieces


Bent Board Burr #4 (designed by Frans de Vreugd) Moves  ships assembled

This month’s board burr is one from Frans de Vreudg. I have made several of his BB designs in the past and this one was chosen because a friend sent me a modification of this design. After some investigation we discovered that this modification was a previously unpublished design by Frans also. So I wanted to offer both. This is his original Bent Board Burr #4. Oil and wax finish. 4” x 4” x 4” (10.2cm x 10.2cm x 10.2cm)                            

Yellowheart and Granadillo pieces


Wenge and Bocote pieces


Padauk, Canarywood & Yellowheart


Remember all the proceeds from the puzzles with the RED PRICE will go to charity!