|Project by GaryK||posted 12-13-2008 11:13 PM||10738 views||73 times favorited||15 comments|
Christmas is coming soon so I thought that I would make some gifts. Here is a simple little puzzle that is very easy to make. It took me about 1 hour minus glue and finish drying time.
The first picture shows the full box with an extra piece sitting on it. The object of the puzzle is to fit it in.
Doesn’t look possible, huh?
Well, the second picture shows all nine pieces inside the box. The third picture shows the nine pieces.
I have drawn the blocks up in Sketchup along with the solutions
You can find the file here .
I made the blocks from Swiss Pear and the box with Hard Maple with Mahogany splines.
You can make them from what ever wood you have laying around. You could even make every block a different type of wood.
The only important thing is to make sure the sizes are the same as in the drawing.
The box is best made after you make the blocks. Fit them together and then make the opening in the box slightly bigger.
-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX