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Project by fissionchips posted 09-03-2011 07:26 PM 1193 views 7 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made two burr puzzles, one in basswood and the other mahogany.

The mahogany burr is a simple diamond burr puzzle with six identical pieces.

The basswood burr is design of Stewart Coffin, however I do not recall the model. It’s a level 4 burr, meaning that four pieces are shifted before the first piece can be removed. I’ve sneakily left it intact to photograph, because without the instructions I would never get it back together.





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maddawg308

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#1 posted 09-05-2011 02:18 PM

Those things really aggravated me growing up, I could never get them back together. Very nicely made, though.

-- Plank says: "If you're a little board, might as well get hammered!"

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MoTaD

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#2 posted 09-11-2011 08:56 AM

awesome… can i just ask how u manage to make them this neat …. i think they all should be the same size right ?

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fissionchips

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#3 posted 11-09-2011 07:19 PM

Hi MoTad, For the diagonal burr I made the first cuts on a table saw, and then made a simple 45degree jig to hold them in place for the inside cuts. For the other burr, I marked out each square segment with a marking gauge and sawed/carved out the shape, you can just see in the photo how they look like tetris pieces.

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ORLANDO ROMANI

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#4 posted 09-16-2014 04:09 AM

GREAT, MAYBE YOU CAN POST ANY PICS OF YOU JIGS

-- ORLANDO ROMANI

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