Strange Shapes

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Project by Rockbuster posted 07-26-2014 01:14 AM 1313 views 12 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The strange shapes were made by taking a laminated solid block of wood, 3&1/2” X 3&1/2” X 4”, drilling two 5/16” holes on opposite sides, (These are turn around points for the bandsaw blade) and making 4 bandsaw cuts to form the finished puzzle in the last picture. I used a 1/4” blade, but it would be a little easier making the turns using either a 3/16” or 1/8” blade. There are only 7 pieces to this puzzle, but when they are all dumped out of the carcass, there is guaranteed mayhem and frustration in trying to put it all back together.

C&C Welcome

-- Rockbuster,Ft. Wayne,In It is far better to remain silent, and appear the fool, than it is to open ones mouth, and remove all doubt.

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#1 posted 07-26-2014 01:30 AM

Don, You are an evil man.
Great puzzle.
Would it be more difficult if the block was all the same colour??? LOL.


-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better.

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#2 posted 07-26-2014 01:50 AM

That sure is a wild looking puzzle Don. Just looking at it gives me vertigo! LOL!!!

-- Tony C St Augustine FL, My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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#3 posted 07-26-2014 02:29 AM

Wow- nothing like a little mayhem and frustration to get the juices flowing.

Nice job.

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#4 posted 07-26-2014 05:13 AM

Outstanding! Very abstract, gets me sort of dizzy just trying to follow the lines.

-- Hunter

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#5 posted 07-26-2014 06:01 AM

Great idea

-- Dreaming patterns

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#6 posted 07-26-2014 12:38 PM

Way cool, are the plans a secret.

-- Dale West Central Pa. Do it all, before last call.

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#7 posted 07-26-2014 12:43 PM

This is unbelievable. Great job.

-- Don't outsmart your common sense

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#8 posted 07-26-2014 01:06 PM

Interesting and very ingenious!

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#9 posted 07-26-2014 01:08 PM

This should give folks something to think about. Great puzzle and very nicely made!

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#10 posted 07-26-2014 01:16 PM

I agree that you are “an evil man”, but a genius at that! Doctor Dimento has nothing over you! Looks like a fun project to make and to try to solve.

I think I want one, but that may be my problem here . . . thinking.

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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#11 posted 07-26-2014 01:29 PM

That is pretty clever! I like it!

-- I do this for fun.

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#12 posted 07-26-2014 01:32 PM

very cool!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#13 posted 07-26-2014 02:21 PM

Nice and interesting shapes.Good play.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#14 posted 07-26-2014 06:30 PM

This looks like an art offering to me. When I see your sculpture, I want to grab my fiddle and start playing. However, I want to replace the scroll with the one on top of the box in the first picture.

I love it! Wonderful job!

-- Thanks for all the lessons!

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#15 posted 07-26-2014 09:33 PM

Thanks for all of the nice comments Lj’s, I thought that I posted this several hours ago, Dummy me again, guess that I forgot to hit the “Post This Comment” button Anyone else ever do this??? I can’t take credit for the puzzle, it came from a past Wood Magazine (February 1987 issue no. 15) If anyone wants a pattern of this, just PM me and send me your email address, , this is the only way I know how to send it to you.

-- Rockbuster,Ft. Wayne,In It is far better to remain silent, and appear the fool, than it is to open ones mouth, and remove all doubt.

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