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  1. Dowel Lock Puzzle

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    This is an advanced version of the puzzle I posted a few weeks ago. I incorporated a few lessons learned from that project and also came up with a way to reduce the required accuracy. The solution is similar but I've added in complexity and a little decoy to throw the puzzler off the scent :)...
  2. Tube Puzzle

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    This little puzzle was pretty fun to make and allowed me to use up some of the magnets from my last project. The goal of the puzzle is to remove the center piece from the tube. You will quickly notice that there isn't much to the puzzle - no buttons, latches or any other obvious locking...
  3. 3 Cube Puzzle

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    The goal of this puzzle is to make three cubes from the given pieces. Although this puzzle only has three pieces, the solution is pretty challenging - mainly due to magnet polarity. Super easy to build. See Build Instructions here: https://www.instructables.com/id/Three-Cube-Puzzle/ Solution:
  4. Gopher Hole Puzzle

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    This is a fun little puzzle that goes by the name of Golf, Nine Hole and, my favorite, Gopher Hole Puzzle. The goal is to fit all six pieces into the box. The possible combinations make it pretty challenging. See here for build instructions: https://www.instructables.com/id/Gopher-Hole-Puzzle/...
  5. 3 Piece Burr Puzzle

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    Burr puzzle I made from scrap wood. It turned out to slightly more challenging than I thought. In the end, the wife decided to turn it into a Christmas ornament :). Build Instructions and Drawings: https://www.instructables.com/id/3-Piece-Burr-Puzzle/ Solution: Also made a 3D Print version:
  6. Burr Puzzle Build

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    A burr puzzle, also known as an interlocking puzzle, consists of notched pieces of wood, plastic or metal that when put together creates a three-dimensional shape. This wood version is pretty simple and therefore relatively easy to make. It consists of 12 pieces of which 11 of are identical. The...
  7. Khun-Phaen Puzzle

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    This is my take on the classic Khun-Phaen puzzle. Build Instructions: https://www.instructables.com/id/Knun-Phaen-Klotski-Puzzle/ How It Works: Solution:
  8. Newton’s Gravity Defying Puzzle

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    This puzzle was dropped off on my desk last week. The “rocket” is placed in the cup. You must remove it without dumping it out or using tools (paper clips, tape, etc.). The problem is that there is no place to grab the rocket. How do you get it out? See video at the end if you can’t figure it...
  9. Math Snake Puzzle

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    This is an easy project to make but pretty challenging to solve. You spin the blocks until you have solved the math problem on each of all 4 sides. I've included a short video showing how it works. Build Instructions and more details: https://www.instructables.com/id/Math-Snake-Puzzle/
  10. Wood Pin Puzzle

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    This is a fun puzzle that is pretty easy to build. The goal is to have all the pins line up in a horizontal manner. The pins are different lengths and the holes in the base are of varying depths. In addition, there is a slant to the base which adds another level of deception. More Info...
  11. Puzzle Box (UNABOX)

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    Simple Puzzle Box Build Instructions http://www.instructables.com/id/Puzzle-Box-Unabox/ Video: http://youtu.be/VTaoUHsGau8
  12. Puzzle Box - First Upload!

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    I reversed engineered this from a video I saw online. The plans (PDF download) are included in the description of the videos. Instructions: http://www.instructables.com/id/Puzzle-Box-4/ Actual Box...
  13. Hungarian HellBox Puzzle Box plans??

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    Does anyone know where I can find plans to build a Hungarian HellBox/Puzzle Box? Or if you can figure it out, can anyone post sketches of the parts breakdown. Here's a video of how it functions as well as some photos:
  14. A big thank you to all that have help make my project a success!

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    It seems that with each new design I come up with it requires more tools... Thank you for helping to make my last project work and to further improve the design!
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