|Project by Eric Teitelbaum||posted 09-11-2012 06:05 PM||1520 views||2 times favorited||3 comments|
Here’s my first attempt at creating a brainteaser out of wood. Following a less than instructive plan from a puzzle book I picked up on Amazon, I tuned a 60 year old dado setup on an even older Radial Arm Saw, turned some errors into aesthetic elements, and created a functional puzzle! The book did a good job showing precisely where to notch in 3/8” increments, however interms of gluing the pieces to the edge boards, there is a lot of guesswork involved.
I plan to make two more, one without the concealing sides since this is actually harder to take apart, and another with sides that will fit together ore snuggly with less wiggle room. Even with jigs for the radial arm saw and drill press, the slightest inadvertent bump spelled disaster in the form of snug or misaligned parts. And when sanding to realign, the slightest bit of wood removed seemed to add at least 1/16” of play.
Overall a cool project!
-- Eric, NJ, http://www.eteitelbaum.com