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Forum topic by DaveFFMedic posted 09-27-2012 01:10 PM 2556 views 2 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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DaveFFMedic

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09-27-2012 01:10 PM

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Has anyone seen the wine bottle puzzle called “Don’t Break the Bottle”? I wanted to make my own version for a 6-pack of beer bottles. I started with this 6-pack case, but got stumped on how to implement the puzzle. My original plan was to build a wooden lid for the case and create a “lock” for the top which was functionally similar to the commercial wine bottle puzzle. The only problem is, I can’t seem to decide how to implement it.

Here are a few pictures of how the 6-pack case is assembled so you can offer helpful suggestions. Thanks.


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#1 posted 09-27-2012 06:43 PM

What about a “lid” with 6 holes and a slot for the handle in it for the bottles to be captured in. Then add another hole below the handle but above the lid to use for the knot puzzle.

-- Jim Beachler, Chief Puzzler, http://www.hollowwoodworks.com

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