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Puzzles by Maker > Mr Puzzle Limited Edition wooden puzzles > 1997 Limited Edition 3 Sets of 6 - Sold Out


Three different puzzles. Only 6 of each puzzle ever to be made.

This series is SOLD OUT.  These pages are for historical record only.

SOLD OUT The Architect's Dream N/A

The object of the puzzle is to build the six piece burr inside the wooden casing.
The casing itself is not designed to come apart.
The casing is taken from a design called DRAFTSMAN'S DREAM show in Edwin Wyatt's book WONDERS IN WOOD (1956).
The burr will go together in several different ways, but only one way inside the casing. It was originally designed by BILL CUTLER.
The burr is crafted from Queensland Silver Ash inside a casing of New Guinea Rosewood.
SOLD OUT 314 + 1 N/A

314 different six block burrs in one puzzle... plus one other puzzle.
Bill Cutler's name in synonymous with the six piece burr. In 1977-78 he published an article called The Six-Piece Burr in the Journal of Recreational Mathematics in which he showed there are 25 different pieces which in combination can make up to 314 different six piece burrs.
There are 42 burr pieces in total which can be combined in different ways to make up the 314 different six block burrs.
+1     How to open the box that contains them?
Made from Queensland Silver Ash they are presented inside a 'trick' locking box of New Guinea Rosewood.
SOLD OUT The Scaffold N/A

There are eight different pieces, each consisting of a cube with a centre made from Celery Top Pine laminated in New Guinea Rosewood, with three black dowels permanently fixed to each cube.
Join all eight pieces together to form the scaffold.


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