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Project by Diggerjacks posted 04-27-2013 05:24 PM 1859 views 7 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hello

Knotcurser had posted here a diabolic dice puzzle (http://lumberjocks.com/projects/67785) and I have made on for a friend who is retired since yesterday
A long time to try to solve the problem
Thanks to Knotcurser for the inspiration

It’s more difficult that we can think because all of us have ever seen a dice but who knows really how the numbers are placed …..

Thanks for looking
Comments welcome good and bad

-- Diggerjack-France ---The only limit is the limit of the mind and the mind has no limit





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Bricofleur

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#1 posted 04-27-2013 06:00 PM

This is a great gift idea for a retiree. I hope this person won’t waste all of his free time trying to solve the puzzle.

All maide out of wood. This is great!

Best,

Serge

http://atelierdubricoleur.wordpress.com

-- Learn from yesterday, work today and enjoy success tomorrow. -- http://atelierdubricoleur.wordpress.com

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Diggerjacks

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#2 posted 04-27-2013 06:11 PM

Hello Serge

My friend have a lot of activities :

Playing guitar and singing in a rock band
Love the birds
He’s an excellent sailor
Love good wine and beer and whiskies
Love making cooking

A very good friend !!!

In the future days he must go to my home to have the solution of this diabolic dice puzzle …

-- Diggerjack-France ---The only limit is the limit of the mind and the mind has no limit

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helluvawreck

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#3 posted 04-27-2013 06:18 PM

It looks like a lot of fun.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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KnotCurser

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#4 posted 04-27-2013 10:09 PM

This looks fantastic, and thanks for the mention!

It helps to remember that the two opposing faces on a die always add up to seven.

Even with that nugget of knowledge, this puzzle is still hard.

Great build!

-bob

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

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#5 posted 04-27-2013 10:25 PM

Nice job. I was going to do that, thanks for the reminder ;-))

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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Roger

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#6 posted 04-28-2013 12:21 AM

Very kool gift

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. Kentuk55@yahoo.com

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Pieter

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#7 posted 04-28-2013 02:47 AM

Saw the one posted on the toy “Project” section last week, and promptly made one; even with the pattern and cheat sheet, I had to pay careful attention to placing the pips in the correct positions. Made the first one out of 1”sq. x3” bass wood, yesterday cut one out of Cherry (3/4” x 2 1/4”), and have African Mohagany and Perovian Walnut ondeck to cut next. Only thing missing so far is making the tray. Diggerejacks, I think your tray dresses up the project just right.

Has any one used Polymer clay to fill-in the pip holes?

Pieter

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Quaternion

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#8 posted 04-28-2013 03:17 AM

I like the project, but I’m responding more to say Diggerjacks must have a great friend. I hope when I retire people I know will say

“My friend have a lot of activities :

Playing guitar and singing in a rock band
Love the birds
He’s an excellent sailor
Love good wine and beer and whiskies
Love making cooking”

Or something like that – I don’t sail or sing, but I do love the whiskies.

Digger, you have a great friend, and he has one too, nice job making him a present.

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deon

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#9 posted 04-28-2013 06:58 AM

Great work!

-- Dreaming patterns

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Grumpymike

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#10 posted 04-28-2013 05:03 PM

When you are making these, (and solving the puzzle), remember that the top and bottom always add up to 7.
So the 6 is oposite the 1; 4-3, 5-2 and so on.
Great gift for sure digger.

-- Grumpy old guy, and lookin' good Doin' it. ... Surprise Az.

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Diggerjacks

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#11 posted 05-01-2013 05:51 PM

Hello

Thanks to all for the kind words

My retired friend has been very happy with this gift and his wife also.

In the future days I will give them the solution before they will have some headaches
Thanks for looking

-- Diggerjack-France ---The only limit is the limit of the mind and the mind has no limit

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mafe

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#12 posted 05-07-2013 09:31 AM

Nice work.
Best thoughts,
Mads

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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Diggerjacks

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#13 posted 05-07-2013 05:06 PM

Hello Mafe

Another fun project to make and to play !!!

Best thoughts

-- Diggerjack-France ---The only limit is the limit of the mind and the mind has no limit

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