Concept Ideas using SketchUp #3: Cross Puzzle or X Puzzle

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Blog entry by George_SA posted 12-04-2014 11:28 AM 1497 reads 0 times favorited 0 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I have a few of these in my favorites and it is on my to do list. These SketchUp plans are my blueprints which can be downloaded here.

The Dimensions are in Scene 2

The detail for the hole position is in scene 3. “Paul with his “X Puzzle - 3 times a charm gave me the insight for this method. Use a kerfmaker (see my quick 5min kerfmaker) to cut out the centres of solid blocks. Put the two together and drill the holes right thru from the end. This ensures a perfect alignment for the pins. I have a few pieces of 5mm aluminium rod lying around so I plan to use that for the pins. Wooden dowels or nails could also be used. Adjust the hole size for whatever dowel will be used 5 or 6mm will work with the dimensions of this model. The pins should be about 2mm shorter than the recess holes in which they fit.

-- Sometimes life gets in the way of one's woodworking :)

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