|Project by KnotCurser||posted 06-24-2012 10:46 PM||7408 views||78 times favorited||35 comments|
I wanted to make a puzzle that appeared really simple to solve, but most certainly isn’t – this is most certainly that puzzle!
When you look at it completed it looks really easy to assemble – just nine pieces, all the same size – and they all get stacked in a neat pattern. To make it even more easy, the numbers reflect a normal die in that all opposing numbers add up to seven! What could more simple! ;-)
I have tried to put this puzzle together a BUNCH of times without the “cheat sheet” and still can’t get it – it just has too many possibilities. I WILL solve this thing before I give it away or sell it!
The puzzle is made of solid cherry with walnut inlays for the dice pips.
I also made a tray from cedar and walnut to hold it while being moved or stored.
The puzzle measures just around 3×3 x 3 inches.
Finish is a nice long soak in lemon oil.
What I should do is to sell the puzzle to someone relatively cheap and then offer to sell the solution to them for double! ;-)
Oh yeah, I forgot to mention that there are no “extra” pips added to make things harder – only the ones that make the face of the die.
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