Wood Pin Puzzle

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Project by mtairymd posted 01-08-2017 04:27 PM 1670 views 29 times favorited 23 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a fun puzzle that is pretty easy to build. The goal is to have all the pins line up in a horizontal manner. The pins are different lengths and the holes in the base are of varying depths. In addition, there is a slant to the base which adds another level of deception.

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#1 posted 01-08-2017 04:45 PM

Very cool puzzle. I like it.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#2 posted 01-08-2017 04:50 PM


Very cool puzzle. I like it.

- doubleDD

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#3 posted 01-08-2017 06:29 PM

What a cool puzzle!! I hope to be making one of these before the day is out. Thanks for the idea.

-- Retired and lovin it

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#4 posted 01-09-2017 12:10 AM

Great brain teaser!

-- God bless, Candy

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#5 posted 01-09-2017 06:12 AM

Wow, wonderful

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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#6 posted 01-09-2017 06:22 AM

That’s really neat.
Do you mind if I use the idea??


-- 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. I've cut this piece of wood 4 times and it's still too damn short.

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#7 posted 01-09-2017 07:41 AM

Kool! I like it ;-)

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#8 posted 01-09-2017 08:05 AM

Doesn’t plug in, doesn’t need batteries, and all it takes to work is a brain….it will never go over. But I love it.

-- Larry in Hawaii,

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#9 posted 01-09-2017 09:41 AM

Well done!

-- irtamos, Belgium

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#10 posted 01-09-2017 11:09 AM

This is a definite make!
Too simple to make for hours of fun.
Real nice project, thanks for sharing!

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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#11 posted 01-09-2017 12:19 PM

Really nice idea. Love this. So simple but seems like a lot of fun.

-- Bailey F - Eastern Mass.

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#12 posted 01-09-2017 04:52 PM

I will have to make one for my grandson’s when they get old enough to do them. Thanks for sharing.

-- Al Holstein "I wood do it"

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#13 posted 01-09-2017 05:04 PM

Cool game, so simple, but yet so tricky.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#14 posted 01-09-2017 10:38 PM

Thanks. I’ve thought of multiple variations to build. As I’m sure you figured out, eight pieces is an arbitrary number. I think it would be cool to do a grid of 4×4 (16 pins in total). If you make something, please post it here and I will link it to the posting on instructables.

What a cool puzzle!! I hope to be making one of these before the day is out. Thanks for the idea.

- americancanuck

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