|Project by ous||posted 02-23-2011 03:18 AM||1395 views||3 times favorited||5 comments|
I first made this perplexing puzzle a couple years ago. What I am attempting to do here is pass on to other jock members a process of evolving ideas from a simple small piece of wood 3 inches square by 5 inches long. If you have friend you wish to frustrate a bit give them this puzzle. To make the puzzle us a 1/8 or 3/16 band saw blade depending on the size of the puzzle. Leave the blade guide high and the saw will saw very slightly smaller on one side. This means the puzzle pieces will come into place from one side only making it even more frustrating. You make two cuts on one side and two on the adjacent side. On the adjacent side use a 90 degree angle block to keep the previous two cuts from sliding around. If the cut is perfect 4 pieces will fall out when it is taken apart, you will see which ones if it is not perfect. Next if you cut the necks of the center stem you have two feet for a chest or other box. Next a tiny flower holder that would make any wife, daughter, mother or even a neighbor lady happy. Next on a larger scale is a plan stand (please don’t make stools this way) Next I made two plant stands at once and when I set the together there was a heart so put 4 of them together and had a four sided heart plant stand. Previous posting on Bud vases is another application and I will post the chest in a few days. I forgot to mention on the larger units I us a large forstner to drill the curves. If any of you have a question please ask.
-- Roy Montana