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"Star of David" Wooden Puzzle

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Project by KnotCurser posted 02-19-2012 12:53 AM 4445 views 13 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Yesterday morning, a co-worker of mine brought in a wooden puzzle that worked a tad differently than most of the puzzles I have seen and/or built. This one didn’t have ANY 90 degree angles. As well, the solution was not only how to put it together, but how to take it apart.

This was one COOL puzzle! I then noticed that ALL six pieces were the same shape – only differing colors to form the “weave” pattern when together.

Once I solved it and “oohed and awwed” over it, I took a few quick measurements and also noticed that the six pieces only contained two differently shaped parts – one twice as long as the other and everything was built on 60 degree cuts.

What made it even nicer was that I already have a 60 degree sled for my table saw – sweet!

That night I was able to put this together. It’s made from Walnut and Maple and works just as smoothly as the piece I played with that morning.

Pic 1 shows the completed puzzle.
Pic 2 shows the puzzle half opened/closed
Pics 3 & 4 are closeups of the pieces themselves.

Once I show this one off in the office on Monday I think I might be making a few more of them – I work in an office filled with computer geeks (myself included) and we all love these type of puzzles. :-)

Enjoy!

-bob

-- Robert Rhoades WoodWorks / Email: rrww@rhoadesclan.com / www.rhoadesclan.com





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#1 posted 02-19-2012 01:41 AM

Superb.

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#2 posted 02-19-2012 01:57 AM

Beautiful work, thanks for posting!

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#3 posted 02-19-2012 07:00 AM

Great little toy, thanks.

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#4 posted 02-19-2012 09:07 AM

cool puzzle

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#5 posted 02-19-2012 12:30 PM

wow! very kool

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#6 posted 02-19-2012 12:41 PM

Clever, Bob

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#7 posted 02-19-2012 02:31 PM

Well, thank you all for the nice comments.

I am just amazed it worked so nicely the very first try! ;-)

-bob

-- Robert Rhoades WoodWorks / Email: rrww@rhoadesclan.com / www.rhoadesclan.com

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