Burr Puzzles

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Project by fissionchips posted 1062 days ago 1129 views 5 times favorited 3 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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#1 posted 1060 days ago

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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#2 posted 1054 days ago

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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#3 posted 995 days ago

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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