|Project by PetVet||posted 11-17-2008 04:44 PM||11782 views||47 times favorited||12 comments|
With Christmas around the corner, I decided to torment my grandkids with these 6 piece Burr puzzles. Since I had to make 8 of them, I made a jig to speed up production. The jig is set up for 3/4”X3/4”X3” pieces. The critical step in making these puzzles is getting them perfectly square at 3/4”. If they are too big, the puzzles won’t go together, and if too small, the puzzles will be too loose. The drum sander and digital calipers made this fairly easy to accomplish.
The ones in the picture are made of poplar, and finished with mineral oil and bee’s wax.
I can post the solution if anyone is interested in making these.
-- Rich in Richmond -- Experience is something you don't get until just after you need it.