|Project by KnotCurser||posted 12-23-2011 07:04 PM||4508 views||31 times favorited||17 comments|
This was both a challenge and an order from a friend.
The challenge was to see if I could duplicate a picture of this puzzle he found. He would order it if I was able to. ;-)
It did take quite a while to get the exact dimensions of all the pieces correct, but as you can see I think I was successful.
BTW, this IS the same frame and the same pieces.
Pic 1 shows the pieces in one configuration along with a “leftover” piece to the right.
Pic 2 shows the pieces in a different configuration, now allowing the extra piece to fit!
While you math majors figure this one out, I am still kind of amazed that this works – even though I know its “secret”.
Woods used are Walnut, Ash and Cherry for main pieces. Australian Cypress for the “extra” piece & Spanish Cedar for the frame. Finish is a quick soak in lemon oil.
-- Robert Rhoades WoodWorks / Email: firstname.lastname@example.org / www.rhoadesclan.com