Sold out 2004 Limited Edition Set of 30. Original Price: AU$440.00 One of these puzzles sold on Baxterweb Puzzle Auctions in September 2008 for USD…
Crown of Thorns 30 piece interlocking puzzle
Made in January 2005. 30 made. All sold.
Original Price: AU$110.00
The object of the puzzle is to disassemble the thirty pieces and reassemble into this attractive collection of stellated rhombic dodecahedrons.
This puzzle was conceived whilst making the Diagonal Twins exchange puzzle for IPP25. Brian just kept extending pieces to see where it would lead.
There are 288 saw cuts in this puzzle. Each piece is cut from a single piece of wood. No glue is used in the puzzle. The very fine tolerances of each saw cut are the secret to it fitting together well. The more pieces added to this type of puzzle the more magnified any small variance becomes. Where to place the darker pieces to create the pattern is part of the challenge.
The puzzle is made from different shades of Red Silky Oak, a native Australian wood. Size: 160mm x 160mm x 65mm.