Washer puzzle

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Project by Dietmar posted 02-11-2011 08:11 AM 2587 views 5 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A few days ago I saw this puzzle here on LumberJocks. After making a prototype, I was amazed that nobody could solve the puzzle (including myself). The string is attached through a hole in a handcut walnut dowel.This way the string around the wood is not glue soaked. The wood is steamed beech, and as always…no machines.

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#1 posted 02-11-2011 08:59 AM

Nice job. Did you find a solution? The last guy that posted these said he would post 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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#2 posted 02-11-2011 04:53 PM

the solution is on the internet.
I found it there.
it is called sossmething like a chineese ring puzzle the solution was on u tube.

-- Bruce. a mind is like a book it is only useful when open.

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#3 posted 02-11-2011 08:25 PM

Good looking puzzles, I really like the different shapes. If you’re interested in the solution, here’s my blog post about it:

-- David

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#4 posted 02-11-2011 11:38 PM

Cool shapes for these puzzles. I made mine out of the book 18 logic puzzles, whenever I forget or need a refresher I go to the library and grab it again.


-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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#5 posted 05-06-2011 07:52 PM

Great puzzle! My grandpa made them for me. Still got one.

-- Jay Brad

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#6 posted 05-06-2011 07:53 PM

No power tools. I like this guy!

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#7 posted 05-07-2011 04:16 AM

I have one that was given to me probably 25 years ago. Mine is pretty crude though but the game is the same. I like these. good job.

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