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Project by mtairymd posted 12-04-2017 09:05 PM 567 views 8 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my take on the classic Oliver String Puzzle. It was built from scrap wood, a ring from a previous project, purchased wood beads and rope.

Build Instructions: https://www.instructables.com/id/Oliver-String-Puzzle/

The goal is to remove the ring from the puzzle. My kids and wife found it quite challenging. I would rate the skill level at 3 out 5. If you can’t figure it out from the pictures, refer to the video.

https://youtu.be/VTb0IlMXSiU





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LesB

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#1 posted 12-04-2017 11:31 PM

Great fun. You gave it an artistic design.
A number of years ago I used this same puzzle design in one of those trapped wind bottle puzzles. It was a grift for people I did not know what to get for Xmas. Instructions were included in a sealed envelope.

-- Les B, Oregon

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mtairymd

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#2 posted 12-05-2017 12:28 AM

I brought it into work today and had fun watching people try to solve it. Most people figured it out in less than 5 minutes. A few never got it :)


Great fun. You gave it an artistic design.
A number of years ago I used this same puzzle design in one of those trapped wind bottle puzzles. It was a grift for people I did not know what to get for Xmas. Instructions were included in a sealed envelope.

- LesB


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helluvawreck

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#3 posted 12-05-2017 01:55 PM

This is a very creative game and nicely done. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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mtairymd

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#4 posted 12-05-2017 09:11 PM

Thank you


This is a very creative game and nicely done. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

- helluvawreck


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kipibenkipod

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#5 posted 12-06-2017 06:11 PM

Most of your projects are in my favorits. When I see the dog pic, I know I need to push the button.

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mtairymd

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#6 posted 12-06-2017 09:33 PM

Thank you


This is a very creative game and nicely done. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

- helluvawreck


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mtairymd

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#7 posted 12-06-2017 09:37 PM

Thanks. My dog appreciates it :)


Most of your projects are in my favorits. When I see the dog pic, I know I need to push the button.

- kipibenkipod


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