|Project by KnotCurser||posted 11-27-2011 12:45 AM||6633 views||31 times favorited||27 comments|
I decided to have a little fun and build this over the last week.
I suppose calling it a “Puzzle” is not quite correct since there is no solution required.
The idea is to figure out how a bolt with two nuts and a washer was able to get itself where it’s at – that’s the part that seems impossible! Yet, here it is.
For those of you (and I will be willing to bet there is quite a few of you) that know how I did this, PLEASE do not post the solution – let others guess as that is the fun of this! :-)
I will offer these clues:
- There was no glue used.
- The wood remaining in the picture was never cut, split nor broken.
- The holes are perfectly centered side to side in the wood and run perfectly level with the piece.
- This is one solid block of wood.
- The bolt is solid as well and has not been tampered with or cut in any way.
- The bolt moves freely, but snugly, in the holes, but of course it has to stop because of the outside pillars.
- This took me over five days to build.
- The nuts and washer? Purely decoration. :-)
The piece measures 7 inches long, around 2 1/2 inches high and about 1 1/4 inches thick and is made from Southern Yellow Pine.
If you are wondering, that’s a 3/8” Stainless Steel Carriage bolt going through two 3/8” holes in the wood.
-- Robert Rhoades WoodWorks / Email: firstname.lastname@example.org / www.rhoadesclan.com